Latest News, Policy & Events

NDNA Nursery Awards now open!

The NDNA Nursery Awards, now in their 16th year, are the only early years awards voted for by parents as well as judged on excellence. We have two brand new award categories for 2019, register and vote now (until 31 March).

Co-op Childcare achieves Millie's Mark across the country

Co-op Childcare has become the first large childcare provider to achieve Millie’s Mark across all 44 of its nurseries, showcasing its nationwide commitment to child safety. 

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Potty training resources for nurseries

A recent survey has revealed that 70% of practitioners have received no training in potty training. NDNA has partnered with ERIC, the Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity to produce some resources for early years practitioners.

NDNA Conference speakers announced

We've announced speakers of the flagship early years sector event NDNA Conference 2019, taking place at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire on 28 June

Book by 28 February for early bird discounts and save up to 20%,

See speaker line-up

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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.

Training savings

Members can save on staff training with our brand new online training bundles from just £2.50 per course! 


Get 20% off one order and 10% off all orders with TTS and The 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.

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NDNA England

DfE released the results of its Parent Survey which included a range of statistics around childcare, including funded childcare places. It found that funded places are not working for lower income families.  Only a quarter of families are aware of Tax-Free Childcare and only 44% of children in deprived areas attend nursery compared with 63% in least deprived areas.

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NDNA Scotland

Maree Todd MSP, the Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, has announced the National Standard for 1140 hours and the ‘Funding Follows the Child’ approach. Parental choice and flexibility is extremely important therefore it is vital that private and third sector nurseries can offer 1140 hours. There are a lot of different interpretations of the ‘Funding Follows the Child’ approach, the announcement does nothing to address these differences. 

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NDNA Cymru

The Welsh Government announced a pilot programme to align funding for providers of Foundation Phase and the Childcare Offer for Wales.

This is something that NDNA has lobbied in favour of so we hope this will be successful. Equal funding for the two elements could make a huge difference for providers in Wales. 

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