Latest News, Policy & Events

New training course: Ofsted Inspection Framework

Understand what the new framework means for your practice with our new face to face training course taking place across England. It explores the key changes and the impact for your nursery, what to expect at your inspection, how to plan for these changes and more.

Get a free early years coach

We have now released more places for our FREE early years coaching programme and are looking for practitioners (at level 3 or above), based in London.

Along with a coach, you (or your member of staff), will get access to networking events, free one-to-one and group mentoring sessions and online support.


Transitions in early years: they’re a Bing thing! 

NDNA has teamed up with Acamar Films producers of Bing - the award-winning TV series which celebrates the joyful, noisy, messy reality of pre-school life - to provide parents with resources on transitions. Four free factsheets and other resources will support parents to help their Bingsters through the big moments in their little lives.  

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NDNA Conference and Awards

Well done to our NDNA Awards finalists! See them here.

Don't forget to book your place for the NDNA Awards ceremony, taking place after the annual NDNA Conference. NDNA Conference is the early years event of the year and this year we'll be exploring the 'Art of Being Brilliant', mental health first aid, The Daily Mile and more! 

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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.


What are the practicalities of teaching mindfulness to your children and staff,  and how can you go about introducing it to your setting?


Get 20% off one order and 10% off all orders with TTS and 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

The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) was published on 14 May, alongside a report on the responses to the public three-month consultation. The inspectorate said it received more than 15,000 responses on both the schools and early years handbook combined.

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NDNA Scotland

As the childcare sector in Scotland heads into a crucial period before the full roll-out of the Government’s 1140 hours expansion, NDNA Scotland has launched its latest workforce survey.

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NDNA Cymru

During this crucial time as the Childcare Offer for Wales is rolled out ahead of schedule, NDNA Cymru has launched its latest workforce survey for Wales and is urging as many day nurseries in Wales to take part as possible.

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