Latest News, Policy & Events

Coronavirus / COVID-19

It is important that you and your nursery, are prepared for how this situation may develop. We are keeping in touch with the relevant government departments and health bodies to make sure our advice for you is up-to-date. We have a dedicated page all about coronavirus / COVID-19 for early years here.

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Contacting NDNA

We want to assure you that we have remained open as usual with the team working remotely, to continue to support you. Please bear with us when calling, we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. You can also email, contact our legal helpline for members, and see here for media enquiries. 

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Get back on track: reopening

Our early years advisers have been working hard to create a hub of resources to recovery for all members.

Use our resources to recovery to get your nursery successfully back on track to reopening following the coronavirus/COVID-19 nationwide crisis.
See resources to recovery

NEW: Webinar training

To support the childcare sector through the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting a range of business support webinars with an early years expert. You can now book on to our 'Nursery staff induction and reopening' webinar on 10 and 17 June.

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We have released a range of new factsheets - free to NDNA members - from separation anxiety and transitions to supporting managers and practitioners with reopening, and health and hygiene controls. Access all our factsheets in the NDNA shop.

Events postponed

Please note that all face to face training has been postponed until July. We have also cancelled our 2020 NDNA Awards and Conference on 5 June. If you have a question about an existing booking please call us on 01484 407070. We apologise for this inconvenience.

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Please note, there is a slight delay with our legal team in updating our free member policies and procedures for April 2020. We will notify all members once these are ready. Currently all publications are unable to be posted out. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

Welcome aboard to Sue Asquith our new NDNA International Early Years Adviser! See how we support and deliver an ambitious vision for quality education and care for young children around the world here.

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NDNA England

NDNA, along with a number of other early years organisations, has launched the Early Years Workforce Commission to review the workforce related challenges facing the sector and to develop comprehensive solutions. 

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NDNA Scotland

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have voted to keep nationwide business rate relief schemes like those currently given to nurseries. The votes were held on the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill.
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NDNA Cymru

The Welsh assembly has passed a law to prevent the physical punishment of children. The legislation is expected to come into force from 2022, following an awareness campaign.

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