Early years blog

Here you'll find blog posts about issues across the nursery sector, written by early years experts.

Outdoor play all year round 

6 November 2019
Gower Day Nursery children on a walk outdoors
Nurture your nursery children’s curiosity and learn through nature all year round with some top tips from early years adviser Sue Asquith.  

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Intent, Implementation and Impact in early years 

25 October 2019
Stressed nursery practitioner
An Ofsted inspection can be a worrying time even for the best of practitioners. Liz Elsom - a member of NDNA’s Policy Committee - has some tips to help you gain more confidence in describing what you do.

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Supporting staff well-being in early years

8 October 2019
Stressed nursery practitioner
Work plays a strong role in our mental health and well-being, but can also make us unwell. Deborah Somersat, NDNA Associate trainer, has some top tips for you to support your nursery team and colleagues.

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10 tips on becoming an effective and confident Designated Safeguarding Lead at nursery

23 September 2019
Children eating
If you are new to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) role at your nursery, or are in need of a refresher, Rachel Benchekroun, NDNA Associate Trainer, has some top tips for you. 

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Snack times at nursery

5 September 2019
Children eating
For young children, snack time should be about so much more than just eating - it can be a great time to boost children's development too.

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Developing positive relationships with parents

16 August 2019
Father and child
With a new term around the corner - and a new cohort of babies and children likely to be joining your setting - now is an ideal time to reflect on your relationships with parents! 

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Learning through play – new courses help raise the standards of early years practice 

10 August 2019
Boys playing
NDNA, in partnership with CACHE, have created new courses that can help you to unlock children's development and learning through play.

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New Mrs Mactivity Activity Zone at Childcare Expo Midlands

05 August 2019
women crafting
New for 2019 is the Mrs Mactivity Activity Zone, where visitors can pick up some great ideas and inspiration to take home and use in their own practice. 
 
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Learning through play - new courses help raise the standards of early years practice

25 July 2019
CACHE logo
NDNA, in partnership with CACHE, have created new courses that can help you to unlock children's development and learning through play.
 
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Registration now OPEN for Childcare Expo Midlands 2019

01 July 2019
childcare expo Midlands
For the tenth year running, Childcare Expo Midlands is preparing to return to Coventry to celebrate the show’s milestone birthday on 27 – 28 September. Registration for the last event of the year is now open.
 
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