Latest News, Policy & Events

£24 million for nursery schools

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced (28 February) that he will give nursery schools in England an additional £24 million "supplementary funding" for the summer term 2020.

Rising costs locking parents out of work 

Childcare costs for children under three have risen by 3%, more than inflation according to the latest report from Coram Family and Childcare.

Read more

Healthy Body, Happy Me 2019 resources

Celebrate health and happiness at your early years setting from 25-29 March with our Healthy Body, Happy Me resources! This year we are exploring oral health with the British Dental Association.

NDNA Conference: Early bird rates extended

Join us at the flagship early years sector event, NDNA Conference 2019, in Warwickshire on 28 June. Due to great demand - we are releasing more conference places at our early bird rates, saving you up to 20%, now ending 30 April. 

See speaker line-up

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.

Biting incidents

When a child bites another child, or an adult, it is a distressing incident. Find out how to respond sensitively to biting incidents at your nursery with our new online course. 


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.

Read more

NDNA England

We are looking for early years professionals to provide coaching and mentoring to practitioners, to improve outcomes for children. The Early Years Leaders Programme is fully funded by the Mayor of London. We are also looking for practitioners to receive the free coaching and support.

Read more


NDNA Scotland

In December 2018, the Scottish Government published the Funding Follows the Child approach alongside the National Standard for ELC Providers. NDNA Network Chairs met with the Scottish Government to share the concerns of our members. Contact your ELC Partnership Teams for your local consultation meeting to have your say.

Read more

NDNA Cymru

Welsh Ministers have confirmed a £60 million investment in childcare infrastructure to make sure there are sufficient Childcare Offer places. The investment in 115 new and refurbished childcare settings includes capital funding grants via local authorities of up to £10,000 for private and voluntary nurseries.

Read more