Latest childcare and early years news

Coronavirus guidance for nurseries and early years providers

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See the latest guidance on coronavirus / COVID-19 for nurseries and early years settings on our dedicated page here, updated regularly. 

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Job Support Scheme to provide much needed support to early years employers 

24 September 2020

NDNA has welcomed the Chancellor’s Job Support Scheme and extended loans which should help to support struggling nursery businesses over the coming months. Read more             


High court rules insurers should pay out on most claims 

16 September 2020

A landmark High Court ruling brought about by the Financial Conduct Authority against eight defendant insurers should mean that most policyholders of business interruption insurance can receive a payout. Read more              


Government rejects Petitions Committee recommendations 

09 September 2020

The Government outlined its response to a landmark report from the Petitions Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on maternity and parental leave which recommended reviewing childcare provision and funding for the childcare sector. Read more             


IFS analysis: many nurseries face financial difficulties

04 September 2020
Purnima Tanuku OBE

Research and analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) along with researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Surrey, Frontier Economics and Coram Family and Childcare has shone a light on the full scale of the financial stress nurseries are under. Read more                    


TUC reports almost half mums facing childcare crisis 

03 September 2020
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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has reported today that around two in five working mums are struggling to find childcare – and has added to NDNA’s calls for additional financial support for the childcare sector. Read more