Latest childcare and early years news


Ofsted makes changes to registration system

21 February 2020
Stella Ziolkowski, NDNA's Director of Quality and Training  

Ofsted has updated its online registration system in order to make it easier to use. Read more             

NDNA writes to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer

20 February 2020
Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer  

NDNA’s Chief Executive Purnima Tanuku OBE has written to Rishi Sunak, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer. Read more           

New points-based immigration system announced 

19 February 2020
Priti Patel  

Home Secretary Priti Patel has launched a new points based immigration system to take effect from 1 January 2021. Read more          

New report: raise profession and pay of early years practitioners

11 February 2020
Stella Ziolkowski, NDNA's Director of Quality and Training  

A new research report by NatCen and Education Policy Institute looked at what motivated people to become early years practitioners and what barriers there were to a high quality workforce. Read more         

Nursery Business Rates relief saved

05 February 2020
Child celebrating  

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) yesterday voted to keep nationwide business rate relief schemes like those currently given to nurseries. Read more        

NDNA supports petition to ‘make sustainability matter for early years’

03 February 2020
Green Early Years Champions Organisation logo  

NDNA is urging everyone to sign a petition from the Green Early Years Choices Champions Organisation to make sustainability a requirement in the early years. Read more