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DfE launches recruitment campaign and incentive payments for early years

A major new national recruitment campaign has been launched by the Department for Education today (Friday 2nd February) alongside a trial of £1,000 cash sign-on bonuses.


The Government released their latest data that showed that 102,480 children have been registered on the system, “reflecting the strength of demand across the country before the first phase of the largest ever expansion in free childcare kicks in from April.”

And the DfE also said that there would in future be an eight-week window for local authorities to confirm their funding rates once they had been released nationally.

Although NDNA welcomed the support, it comes too late to support nurseries with the expansion in April.


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The aim of the course is to provide a basic overview and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Early Years Outcomes, Development Matters and the Ofsted inspection framework. This will further develop your knowledge and understanding of high-quality provision for the children in your care.

This course is free for NDNA members and is ideal for those new to the sector.


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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.