Latest childcare and early years news


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

New early years coalition launches survey ahead of proposed EYFS changes

24 May 2019
child and practitioner
A new coalition of early years organisations, including NDNA, has launched a survey to better understand the sector’s opinion of and attitude towards the EYFS ahead of a government consultation later this year. Read more

NDNA and UCL support good oral health

21 May 2019
Children from Angel Place nursery in Edmonton with dentist Sahar-Tara Aghababaie
University College London (UCL) is co-leading an online health care learning programme to support good oral health in children. Read more

Draft curriculum for Wales 2022 launched for feedback  

14 May 2019
Welsh Government logo
The Welsh Government recently launched the draft new Curriculum for Wales 2022 for feedback. Read more

New Ofsted inspection framework published

14 May 2019
Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman
The Education Inspection Framework (EIF) has been published today, ahead of implementation in September. Read more

Guidance on sustainable rates published

07 May 2019
Scottish Government logo
The Scottish Government has published guidance on the National Standards for providing 1140 hours funded places. Read more

NDNA submits evidence to Treasury Select Committee’s business rates inquiry

02 May 2019
Treasury Select Committee
NDNA has submitted detailed arguments to the Treasury Select Committee for its inquiry into the impact of business rates on businesses for scrapping business rates for nurseries in England. Read more