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Childcare expansion begins from 1 April for parents of two-year-olds

The first phase of the government’s planned childcare expansion started 1 April which is set to benefit over 150,000 children.


The full roll out of funded childcare will be in place by September 2025.

The Government has launched a national recruitment campaign to increase the number of childcare staff and has provided an additional investment of £400 million to increase funding rates in 2024-25.  At the Spring Budget the Chancellor confirmed that the government will increase rates over the next two years by an estimated £500 million.


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Become a PANCo with NDNA promote well-being in action.
Join us for An Afternoon with...Kerry Murphy

Join us for An Afternoon with…Kerry Murphy

Spare an hour, put your feet up and join us for a free (virtual) cuppa and an afternoon with Kerry Murphy and NDNA’s Purnima Tanuku OBE, sponsored by Hope.
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NDNA Awards 2024 finalists announced!

NDNA Awards 2024 finalists announced!

Our NDNA Nursery Awards 2024 finalists have been published. Is your nursery a finalist in our Nursery of the Year Award category? Or one of our other categories, find out here.
See finalists here
improve your practice for £25 at NDNA Conference

Is your setting ready for a Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator?

England only

We know that early years settings can make the difference for children’s health and well-being. Identifying a professional amongst a staff team to become an NDNA Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator (PANCo) through our newly launched PANCo qualification is a great way to start!

PANCos are agents of change and will use the PANCo eLearning, Quality Standards, reflective journal and project portfolio to integrate health and well-being.


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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.