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NDNA at Party Conferences: Conservative Party Conference round up

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With a general election on the horizon NDNA were at the forefront of the recent Conservative Party conference, speaking to politicians and policy makers about the future of early education and childcare. NDNA’s CEO Purnima Tanuku OBE, spoke at fringe events including a panel discussion hosted by the Early Education and Childcare Coalition’s event. NDNA… Continue reading NDNA at Party Conferences: Conservative Party Conference round up

Department for Education to consult sector on ratios changes

Children and Familie’s Minister, Will Quince MP has announced his plans to consult with the sector with the idea to move towards a ratios system similar to that employed in Scotland, with a ratio of one to five instead of one to four for two-year-olds. The minister said over twitter, “we will be consulting on… Continue reading Department for Education to consult sector on ratios changes

Government is underfunding us – 95% of nurseries say

A comprehensive survey probing private, voluntary and independent nurseries’ financial sustainability has uncovered a dire picture with 85% of childcare businesses in England making a loss or only breaking even. Ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) reveals the shocking landscape in which nurseries and childcare settings are operating, with 95%… Continue reading Government is underfunding us – 95% of nurseries say

England Member Event

Our England member event, sponsored by Citation, provides you with the latest sector updates and support in policy and practice from the experts.  And best of all? It’s free to members. When: 26 March 2024, 4.30pm-6.30pmWhere: Virtual Your sessions include: With thanks to our sponsors…

Covid isolation led to closures in up to 4 in 10 early years settings

Covid isolation drove up to four in every ten early years settings to close across England, Wales and Scotland during the spring, a new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) reveals. The survey, which is the final report from a year-long research project investigating the impact of… Continue reading Covid isolation led to closures in up to 4 in 10 early years settings

Budget: No mention of funding to support early years delivery

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to make announcements to support children and families in the upcoming Budget and Spending Review on Wednesday.   Announcements will include a £500 million investment package to transform support for families. This will address the recommendations of the Leadsom Review into Early Years Healthy Development. The £500m package includes:… Continue reading Budget: No mention of funding to support early years delivery

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