Latest News, Policy & Events

Wales Annual Survey Results

We have launched our 2018 Annual Survey Report for Wales. We found that although nurseries plan to deliver the Childcare Offer, 51% were concerned if the rates would cover their costs.

Disqualification by Association

The government has announced that it is removing the ‘disqualification by association’ rule, an automatic ban from working with young children because of living arrangements,  after a recent consultation.

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Please sign this business rates petition

We're urging members, parents and the general public to get behind this petition to make nurseries in England exempt from business rates and VAT.

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.

Activity guides

We've launched four new activity guides! Mapped against the EYFS, these guides from £4.50 each include; Number Activities, Shape, Space and Measure, Writing and Reading or buy a handy bundle.

FREE legal helpline

NDNA members have access to a free legal helpline, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call this number to speak to a solicitor about; contracts with parents, health and safety, debt recovery and more!

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas


We help childcare settings across the world to excel by passing on our knowledge and training in every aspect of early years education.  All based on the English childcare curriculum, the EYFS.

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NDNA England

We're running a series of FREE online and offline business support events to help you use our online business support toolkit the Early Years Business Zone. 

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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NDNA Scotland

To ensure Scottish Ministers keep United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the forefront, they are running a consultation to identify actions for progressing the rights of the child from 2018 until 2021. See our UNCRC support here

See the consultation here

NDNA Wales

The latest Child Measurement Programme (CMP) for Wales report reveals that 27% of children attending Wales reception classes are overweight or obese, compared to 22% in England. Find healthy snack ideas in our Healthy Snacks, Happy Children publication here.