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Latest childcare news

Delegates attend NDNA annual meeting to hear about topics ranging from computers to kindness

14 September 2017

NDNA held its annual National Membership Council meeting at the National Early Years Enterprise Centre in Huddersfield yesterday. Read more.


Scottish nurseries to be fully exempt from business rates

13 September 2017
Derek Mackay

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP has this week confirmed that nurseries will be fully exempt from business rates. Read NDNA's full comment here.

New report highlights gaps in investment for children who need additional support

6 September 2017
Purnima Tanuku

A new report launched by NAHT and the Family and Childcare Trust has highlighted that children are less ready for school than five years ago.  Read more

Congratulations to Scottish NMT Nursery Award winners

5 September 2017

A big congratulations to all the winners of the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards.  Read more


Nurseries will pay workers less to balance books, says think tank

5 September 2017

A New Economic Foundation report into 30 hours funded childcare concludes that nurseries would have to pay staff below the minimum wage to remain sustainable.  Read more


Big drop in learners qualified to level 3 

4 September 2017

The number of students completing level 3 early years courses has halved over the last three years.  Read more


NDNA response: Evaluation of Early Rollout of 30 Hours Free Childcare report

31 August 2017

Department for Education logoPurnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA, said: “The government must acknowledge that there is a serious problem and that we are at a crisis point with 30 hours funded childcare." 

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How much has 30 hours childcare affected your business?

29 August 2017

 NDNA has launched a quick survey to establish how 30 hours funded childcare is impacting on nursery businesses in England.  Read more


BBC Breakfast: Purnima calls for compensation for nurseries

23 August 2017

NDNA's Chief Executive Purnima Tanuku OBE appeared on BBC Breakfast News today to discuss HMRC's apology to parents struggling to get eligibility codes.  Read more


Nicky Morgan demands answers on HMRC's Childcare Service website

4 August 2017

The former education secretary Nicky Morgan has demanded answers from HMRC on the performance of its Childcare Service website. NDNA has responded - read more.


Education Secretary: £1.3 bn extra for schools

18 July 2017

Justine Greening, Education Secretary, announced schools in England will receive an additional £1.3 billion over the next two years.   Read more


Evaluation of 30-hour pilots concludes scheme will be successful 

17 July 2017

 The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report into the 30-hour pilots ahead of full roll-out in September.  Read more


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