Latest childcare and early years news

September 2018

Labour's radical childcare plans

26 September 2018


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveils his ambitious plans for childcare at the Conference in Liverpool later today (Wednesday) Read more   

Shadow Education Secretary plans to reinvent state nurseries

25 September 2018


Angela Rayner MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, told the Labour conference of her plans for a public education service offering free early education for two to four-year-olds and "reinventing our state nurseries". Read more    

Congratulations to Nursery World award winners

24 September 2018


Many congratulations to all those finalists and winners who were named at the Nursery World Awards 2018. Read more    

NDNA Cymru welcomes new Foundation Phase Nursery guidance with some concern

17 September 2018
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The Welsh government have published new guidance to Local Authorities for the delivery of Foundation Phase Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds in Wales. Read more   

Government publishes 30 hours report 

11 September 2018
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The Department for Education (DfE) have published the evaluation report of the first year of the 30 hour childcare policy. Read more  

Most disadvantaged children least likely to take up funded places

10 September 2018
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A report published today by the Department for Education (DfE) concludes that the most disadvantaged children are the least likely to take up a funded place, particularly in London. Read more  

NDNA responds to new sector findings on impact of 30 hours 

04 September 2018
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A new report revealed that 45% of parents are paying higher fees since the introduction of 30 hours and four in ten providers were potentially facing closure over the next year. Read more  

Congratulations to NMT Scottish Nursery Awards 2018 winners!

04 September 2018
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Well done to all the NMT Scottish Nursery Awards winners and finalists, many of whom were NDNA Scotland members. Read more  

Childcare fees risen three times faster than wages in a decade

03 September 2018
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Trades Union Congress (TUC) have released findings showing working parents of children under five have seen childcare costs rise three times faster than their wages. Read more