Childcare and early years policy

Welcome to NDNA’s policy hub. Here you’ll find the latest in childcare and early years policy from business rates to funding across England, Scotland and Wales. 

NDNA Underspends Report 2023 – Millions used for other purposes or taken back by DfE

Read the latest updates from the NDNA Underspends Report.

Local authorities are continuing to use £millions of early years funding to offset other deficits or put in reserves, according to an investigation by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).

Early years funding reporting

Business sustainability

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Funded education places

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Nursery inspections

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Workforce and qualifications

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Latest policy updates

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School’s Forum

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Employing apprentices or offering work placements

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