Latest News, Policy & Events

Coronavirus / COVID-19 advice

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.

See all nursery guidance here

Coronavirus: free legal helpline

Our free legal helpline for NDNA members is experiencing a high number of calls with coronavirus / COVID-19 queries. You may find it difficult to get through -  additional staff have been supplied for this and we now have a system for you to request a call back here.

We encourage you in the first instance to see our FAQs.

Access FAQs here  

Download Healthy Body, Happy Me resources

You can now download your FREE Healthy Body, Happy Me well-being week resources to get involved from 23 - 27 March 2020!

As part of Healthy Body, Happy Me we provide nurseries and parents with resources to aid children's development for all ages. 

Download resources

NDNA events postponed

Please note that due to the coronavirus / covid-19 situation ALL NDNA face to face training has been postponed until July. Our remaining member events on 25 and 26 March have been postponed until further notice and we have also taken the decision to cancel our 2020 NDNA awards and conference on 5 June. Read more here

If you have a question about an existing booking please call us on 01484 407070. We apologise for this inconvenience.


PSED in early years

Managing feelings and behaviour is a crucial element of Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) for nursery children. Our latest blog post has NDNA early years expert Emma Gardner's tips on supporting PSED at your nursery. 

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Experiencing nature is important for young children's healthy development and learning. Help your nursery children experience nature and benefit from the outdoors with our 'Nature Play - Inspiring Outdoor Approaches' publication, from our early years experts.

Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)

Find out all you need to know about nurseries in our FAQs, collated from questions we get asked by our members and updated regularly, including changes to Ofsted’s registration website. For safeguarding concerns, please call 01484 407070 without delay. 

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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