Latest News, Policy & Events

Men lead the charge among nursery award winners

Men won both individual awards at our NDNA Awards 2019 for the first time ever! And the Nursery of the Year award was scooped by a delighted team at Ducklings Day Nursery in Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands.

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10% discount on Quality Counts in July

In early years, Quality Counts. Raise outcomes for your nursery children and be well-prepared for your next inspection with Quality Counts, our quality improvement scheme for nurseries. 

To suit all budgets, there are three pathways and throughout July, you can benefit from 10% off with code CONF2019.

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Millie’s Mark launches in Scotland

Millie’s Mark, the gold standard for paediatric first aid in early years, has officially launched in Scotland! The launch was held at The Orchard Nursery in Edinburgh, with Children’s Minister Maree Todd, Dan Thompson from Millie’s Trust, and NDNA CEO Purnima Tanuku OBE.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, join us?

Join us and Walker Books as they celebrate 30 years of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Gather your children together to tell the classic tale, you can read the story inside or outside or try any number of our different activity ideas here or create your own! 

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Revised Membership Documents

We have reviewed our Membership documents, and in line with our Terms and Conditions, the revisions are available to view on our website for 28 days.


NDNA Member Shardlow Hall Day Nursery has launched a 'mindfulness curriculum' for children at the nursery, find out what this means, and how they've implemented it.  


Get tips to tune into children's emotions with our 'Children's Well-being' publication, by Stacy Mann, NDNA Associate Trainer. 

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

Tanishq Sheikh is an Early Years Trainer working in partnership with NDNA International to support nurseries outside of the UK. In this interview, Tanishq speaks to our NDNA International Early Years Adviser, about the the childcare sector in India. 

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NDNA England

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework is due to be implemented from September 2019.

We've collated all of our support for nurseries on the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework changes, from free guides, to training. 

Access it here

NDNA Scotland

Nurseries in Scotland can now apply for Millie’s Mark, the gold standard in paediatric first aid for childcare. It was officially launched in Scotland by Children’s Minister Maree Todd, Dan Thompson from Millie’s Trust and NDNA CEO Purnima Tanuku OBE.

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NDNA Cymru

The Welsh Government has announced a £1.2 million small grants scheme. The scheme was included in the £7.7 million made available by the Welsh Government to support the delivery of the Childcare Offer.

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