Latest News, Policy & Events

FREE Giant Bauble Decorations

Throughout November members can receive FREE pack of Giant Bauble Decorations with The Consortium Early Years, when you spend £200 online! Log in to your dedicated NDNA account here and add ND610770 at the checkout

Brand new online courses

We have launched two brand new online courses! Learn strategies for improving health and well-being with our free 'Supporting Well-being in the Early Years Workforce' course. Our 'Biting: Responding Sensitively' course is a quick guide to help practitioners to address and prevent biting incidents.

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Key concern for 1140 hours is sustainable funding

The Scottish Government consultation on the expansion of early learning and childcare to 1140 hours reports the main concern is a sustainable funding rate. What was clear from the report was that many of the issues and concerns raised by NDNA in the last year are also being felt by the wider 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.


Safely recruit and retain the best performing staff with our new online course 'Safer Recruitment, Selection and Induction'.


Get 20% off one order in 2018 and 10% off all orders with TTS and The Consortium as an NDNA member. 

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas


Aga Khan Early Learning Centre, winner of NDNA International Nursery of the Year 2018, sat down with NDNA International Early Years Adviser, Angela Syson, to discuss working in an overseas nursery, the EYFS and NDNA membership.

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NDNA England

NDNA has vowed to continue the fight to have nurseries exempted from this business rates, an unfair tax, following HM Treasury’s response to the recent business rates petition set up by member Victoria Whitty. The response failed to recognise the challenges facing the sector and there was no promise of respite for nurseries.

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NDNA Scotland

MSPs took part in a debate about the roll-out of the Scottish Government's 1140 hours policy. NDNA provided MSPs with a brief on the issues and members also contacted them directly with experiences. Debate topics included the importance of the private and third sector, the funding shortfall and partnership issues. 

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NDNA Cymru

A new tool called the 'All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years and Childcare Workers'  has been launched to boost the confidence and skills of early years and childcare workers.

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