Latest News, Policy & Events

NDNA Nursery Awards now open!

The NDNA Nursery Awards, now in their 16th year, are the only early years awards voted for by parents as well as judged on excellence. We have two brand new award categories for 2019, register and vote now (until 31 March).

Help to shape new inspection proposals

We are urging the early years sector to look at Ofsted’s new inspection framework proposals launched 16 January 2019 and respond to its consultation.

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Rise in children with additional needs in nurseries

Government figures reveal that 54%, an increase of 30%, more children with special educational needs (SEN) are attending private nurseries in England. 


NDNA Conference speakers announced

We've announced speakers of the flagship early years sector event NDNA Conference 2019, taking place at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire on 28 June

Book by 28 February for early bird discounts and save up to 20%,

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Join us

NDNA's membership has been created specifically for nurseries: to support your business and help you provide the best-quality care and learning for your children.

Training savings

Members can save on staff training with our brand new online training bundles from just £2.50 per course! 


Get 20% off one order and 10% off all orders with TTS and The Consortium as an NDNA member. 

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

NDNA has partnered with uFony to provide their Daycarez™ App at 20% off to NDNA International members. Daycarez™ is a complete solution for day nurseries to capture, track and share information about each child with their parents.

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NDNA England

DfE released the results of its Parent Survey which included a range of statistics around childcare, including funded childcare places. It found that funded places are not working for lower income families.  Only a quarter of families are aware of Tax-Free Childcare and only 44% of children in deprived areas attend nursery compared with 63% in least deprived areas.

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NDNA Scotland

Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd confirmed details of the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) and the National Standard in Parliament just before the festive break.

She announced that the National Standard was the only standard that partner providers would have to stick to.

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NDNA Cymru

The Welsh Government and Cwlwm (of which NDNA Cymru is a member) need your views on the introduction of National Minimum Standards.

Please answer this short survey to improve the support we provide to the sector and inform future policy decisions. Closing on: 22 February 2019.

Take the survey