Latest childcare and early years news


Government should support nurseries following bumper business rates take

27 June 2019
child in glasses
The latest figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show a 3.5% increase in business rates receipts by local authorities. Read more       

Fewer two-year-olds taking up funded places

27 June 2019
Jonathan Broadbery, NDNA's Head of Policy and External Relations
The DfE has released some statistics about funded early years entitlement which shows that the numbers accessing two-year-old places has fallen. Read more     

Northamptonshire County Council reveal reasons for payments fiasco

24 June 2019
Northamptonshire County Council logo
Northamptonshire County Council has published the full internal audit report into the council’s failings which led to under and overpayments to providers over an 18-month period. Read more    

Parents confused about 1140 hours offer

22 June 2019
Connect logo
Connect has released new findings from the first national survey of parents about ongoing trials of the 1140 hours of early learning and childcare. Read more   

SEND Crisis 

20 June 2019
Nursery World logo
Support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is an issue nurseries and childcare providers are raising more and more. Read more

Ofsted reveal 97% of nurseries are good or outstanding

18 June 2019
Amanda Spielman
Ofsted has published new childcare statistics today (18 June). Read more

NDNA member recognised in Queens Birthday Honours

11 June 2019
Sylvia Tiffney
Sylvia Tiffney of Children’s House nursery in Stallingborough has been awarded with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Read more

Download our template and ask your MP to support childcare

6 June 2019
smiling little girl
This is a crucial period for nurseries in England as the Government is starting to think about its spending plans for the next four years. Download our template and ask your MP to support childcare.  Read more