NDNA's pocket guide childcare publications


A range of publications, designed to help professionals working in the nursery sector: 

  • Your essential guides
  • the EYFS framework and guidance
  • the Golden Rules set of books.
  • Each one of our publications will support you in developing the best quality childcare in your setting.

Your essential guides

Our essential guides offer valuable help and advice on key subjects, which are accompanied by a range of tools and templates that will enable you to put them into practice straight away.

Here are just a few of the guides you can choose from:

  • Music and Movement - new!
  • Pocket Guide to Number Activities - new!
  • Pocket Guide to Shape, Space and Measure - new!
  • Pocket Guide to Writing - new!
  • Pocket Guide to Reading - new!
  • Art of Expression and Creativity: help children to express their artistic and creative sides
  • Brilliant Babies: form secure attachments with babies and give them the best start on their development journey
  • Developing Literacy Superheroes: take your children’s reading and writing skills to superhero strength.
  • Fun for All Seasons: ideas, songs and play activities to get children involved in learning.
  • Inspiring your little Scientists: inspire children to learn about the world through scientific experimentation.
  • Observations, Assessment and Planning: develop and refine your observation, assessment and planning processes
  • Open-Ended Play Ideas: give children the freedom to explore and investigate independently using resources such as loose parts.
  • Outdoor Play: improve your outdoor play area to encourage children’s learning
  • SEND: Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs: a practical guide to identifying children with SEND and providing inclusive practice.
  • Team Building: build your team into a strong, cohesive unit.
  • Supporting your Mini Maths Explorers: enhance children’s mathematical development through fun activities.
  • Art of Expression and Creativity: help children to express their artistic and creative sides
  • Leadership and management: how to involve and motivate staff, training plans, managing budgets
  • Recruitment and selection: sample job descriptions, application forms and interview questions
  • Starting your nursery: how to research the market, costing, your premises and planning the nursery environment
  • Supporting maths using rhymes: mathematical links to everyday nursery rhymes and songs, activities and ideas for nursery and at home
  • The developing child: super skills for learning: understand and support the development of motor, sensory processing, visual perception and language skills
  • Promoting positive behaviour: strategies for young children and advice for working with parents.

Visit our shop for the full range of essential guides

Statutory guidance

Order copies of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and guidance and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Click here to order your copy