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NDNA Cymru – supporting nurseries in Wales

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic member base representing day nurseries throughout Wales.

We have active member networks in local authority areas across the country. We are also a strategic partner to the Welsh Government, supporting policy development and the implementation of early learning and childcare strategy.

We're supporting nurseries in Wales by:

  • Working strategically with the Welsh Government and other agencies to address childcare issues in Wales
  • Developing relationships with local networks of nursery members
  • Providing you with information and support specific to nurseries in Wales
  • Providing continuous professional development to help nurseries grow as businesses
  • Working with local authorities to support day nurseries throughout Wales.

How we recently supported nurseries in Wales

The staff from Rocking Horse Day Nursery, Flintshire completed the self-study online Camau course. Following this, Debbie Davison Welsh Language Project Coordinator, held a zoom session, to support the practitioners embed the language. Debbie sang a song and read a story to the children.  

Evelyn from Rocking Horse, Flintshire stated:

"We feel the session went really well and the children responded well to the zoom call and interacted with Deb Davison.  The Children listened and responded very well, especially as we had a large group.  It was lovely to hear them counting in Welsh and saying Hywl fawr (Goodbye) too.  We would definitely be interested in another session soon. "

Debbie Davison, NDNA Cymru Welsh Language Project Coordinator, supported the staff at Cupcakes & Dinosaurs by singing to the children and reading a Christmas story in Welsh.  

Hayley from Cupcakes & Dinosaurs stated: 

“Our little ones thoroughly enjoyed their first live welsh session - great to have an opportunity for interaction at last and lovely to see even our very youngest children joining in. The staff found it helpful for their own welsh progression too and we have new stories and vocab which we will now continue to consolidate after the session. We can’t wait for the next one!” 

What can NDNA Cymru do for you?

When you join NDNA, you’ll receive the support you need to develop your quality of care, and to run a healthy sustainable business, using the latest essential information, training and support:

  • Wales-specific policies and procedures for your nursery
  • Regular sector updates to ensure you don’t miss a thing
  • Support and advice to help you run a healthy and successful business
  • Access to discounted online and face to face training – designed by our early years experts.

Find out more about membership or speak to the Wales team on 01824 707823

Curriculum for Wales 2022

View Curriculum for Wales 2022

NDNA Cymru and CWLWM

View CWLWM support

Foundation Phase Nursery support

View Foundation Phase support

Wales regulatory bodies

View Wales regulatory bodies

Free Welsh language support

View Free Welsh language support

Childcare Works project

View Childcare Works project

Testing in childcare settings

See an asset bank provided by the Welsh Government which includes further information and templates to support you with testing. It includes:

  • A risk log
  • A test results register
  • Test kit log templates
  • Privacy notices
  • Further information for staff members regarding the testing process.
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"NDNA Cymru give effective representation of the sector."

- Owain Lloyd, Deputy Director Childcare, Play and Early Years, Division, Welsh Government