Latest News, Policy & Events

Westminster campaign day

Tulip Siddiq MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Childcare and Early Education of which NDNA is a founding sponsor, has written a piece for Nursery World on the Westminster campaign day on 18 July.


Shortage of 11,000 nursery teachers

NDNA has responded to the Save the Children findings (9 August) citing a shortage of nursery teachers, describing it as a ‘wake-up call’ to government.    

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30 seconds to support business rate relief

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.

New sector mark for Meningitis awareness

Childcare providers can show their commitment to fighting meningitis by signing up to the UK’s first Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark for the sector.

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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.


As an NDNA member, your nursery receives 25% discount on all of our training events across the UK. We run a range of 'open training' courses from Brilliant Babies to Advanced Safeguarding. 

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

Almost two thousand individuals have signed up to access the free nursery business toolkit the Early Years Business Zone, with tools including; financial management, staff cost calculator and business appraisal. (Pictured: attendees of our business zone workshop)

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NDNA Scotland

The Scottish Government has released the latest monthly ELC Expansion Programme Update, with information on the additional graduate commitment, a consultation paper on the ELC model for 2020, key contacts and more.

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NDNA Wales

Minister for Children, Huw Irranca-Davies, is publishing a summary of the responses received to the Welsh Government consultation about removing the defence of reasonable punishment, in preparation of a Bill being introduced September 2018 - July 2019.