Latest News, Policy & Events

Time's running out: NDNA Conference

Time is running out to book to join us at NDNA Conference on 28 June! Don't miss out on the flagship early years event of the year, taking place at the beautiful Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire, it's not one to miss!

Join us after the conference for our dazzling NDNA Awards ceremony, see our finalists here.

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Changes to the new Ofsted Inspection Framework

Ofsted has updated its Education Inspection Framework for September 2019. You can find out all the key changes for early years and see an exclusive download for members detailing all the changes compared to the 2015 documents, plus multiple new dates for our Ofsted Inspection Framework training here.

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Millie’s Mark launches in Scotland

Millie’s Mark, the gold standard for paediatric first aid in early years, has officially launched in Scotland! The launch was held at The Orchard Nursery in Edinburgh, with Children’s Minister Maree Todd, Dan Thompson from Millie’s Trust, and NDNA CEO Purnima Tanuku OBE.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! Will you join us?

From September 2019, the updated Education Inspection Framework (EIF) will assess how well your nursery staff are supporting children to enjoy books. To help you, we have teamed up with Walker Books as they celebrate 30 years of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury to create a range of useful resources on storytelling for nurseries.

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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.

Mindfulness Curriculum

NDNA Member Shardlow Hall Day Nursery has launched a 'mindfulness curriculum' for children at the nursery, find out what this means, and how they've implemented it.  



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Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

Tanishq Sheikh is an Early Years Trainer working in partnership with NDNA International to support nurseries outside of the UK. In this interview, Tanishq speaks to our NDNA International Early Years Adviser, about the the childcare sector in India. 

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NDNA England

The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) was published on 14 May, alongside a report on the responses to the public three-month consultation. The inspectorate said it received more than 15,000 responses on both the schools and early years handbook combined.

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NDNA Scotland

Nurseries in Scotland can now apply for Millie’s Mark, the gold standard in paediatric first aid for childcare. It was officially launched in Scotland by Children’s Minister Maree Todd, Dan Thompson from Millie’s Trust and NDNA CEO Purnima Tanuku OBE.

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NDNA Cymru

The Welsh Government recently launched the draft new Curriculum for Wales 2022 for feedback. Curriculum for Wales 2022 has been developed to reflect the strengths that the Foundation Phase has brought to education in Wales. 

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