Here is what makes NDNA so special

Latest news, policy and events

Funded childcare & nursery funding in England

Discover everything you need to know about funded childcare as a provider here.


Childcare expansion September 2024 places for under twos
From 12 May 2024, parents of children who turn nine-months-old by 31 August can apply for a 15-hour funded childcare place to start in September. The DfE recommends that parents apply between 12 May and the end of the summer term which is around the end of July 2024.

This is the first time that children under the age of two will be able to take up funded nursery places.


More about funding
Experience-based qualifications route – What do you think?

Experience-based qualifications route – What do you think?

Join us for our ‘NDNATalk: Virtual event’, sponsored by Hope, on 16 May where we’ll explore the proposed experience-based route by Department for Education. We want to know your thoughts so we can give members a stronger voice.
Book your free place
Sign and share the business rates petition

Sign and share the business rates petition

An official petition asking Government to exempt all early years settings in England from paying unfair business rates and be zero rated for VAT has been launched.
Sign petition here

Interested in promoting positive behaviour in your setting?

Early years practitioners – we’ve got you covered!
The course provides effective communication and strategies for good relationships between children and their parents/carers and covers challenging behaviours. It also covers:
✔️ What is behaviour and the key theories of behaviour
✔️ Identify your impact as a role model for behaviour
✔️Creating a positive inclusive environment
And much more!


Book now

Supporting nurseries across the UK and overseas

NDNA England

Supporting nurseries in England to provide high-quality, sustainable childcare.
NDNA in England

NDNA Scotland

We support Scottish nurseries and are a strategic partner to the Government.
NDNA Scotland: Scotland childcare and early years support

NDNA Cymru

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic member base representing Wales nurseries.
NDNA Cymru – supporting nurseries in Wales

NDNA International

We support nurseries internationally. Find out more about NDNA international.
NDNA international membership

For support when you need it most…

NDNA gives you the reassuring, expert advice and time-saving resources that allow you to focus on what you do best, caring for children in early years.


Join NDNA for:


  • A stronger voice on issues crucial to your business
  • Time-saving resources and expert, reassuring advice
  • Access to more information, plus training and ideas to help improve practice
  • As well as great savings on nursery essentials.