All NDNA early years and childcare training is up-to-date, reflecting the very latest childcare best practice. It is written by NDNA’s early years experts. Explore our different options below to find the perfect early years training for your team.

Online early years and childcare training

Explore our early years and childcare online training.
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Live virtual training

Learn from anywhere with our Live Virtual Classroom.
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From ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ to ‘Inspiring Little Scientists’.
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Face to face training

From ‘Baby Room Leaders’ to ‘Terrific Two-Year Olds’.
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Policies and procedures (members only)

Our member templates will save you time in everything.
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Early years and childcare factsheets

Over 99 factsheets written by early years experts.
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Millie’s Mark (Paediatric First Aid)

Visit our Millie’s Mark website to find out more.
Go above and beyond to keep children’s safety at the forefront of your practice.
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Quality Counts (Quality Improvement)

Raise outcomes for your children and be well-prepared for your next inspection.
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Start improving your practice, explore our training brochure.

Promoting positive nutrition and physical activity in your setting

Your nursery can demonstrate to parents it is gold standard in promoting children’s physical activity and nutrition in two ways with NDNA

According to NHS data, one in five children is overweight or obese by the age of five, just 27% of children regularly play outside their homes (OnePoll 2022) and 26% of people have concerns about being able to afford enough fruit and vegetables to ensure their family eats well (British Nutrition Foundation, June 2023).

NDNA can support you to focus on physical activity and nutrition in your nursery in two different ways:

  • The practitioner-champion route: PANCo training
  • The setting-wide approach: Start Life Well


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Useful resources to help your practice thrive


Discover our range of activities, tips and more for early years practitioners.
Early years resources

Inspection support

Ensure the highest quality of practice in your provision with our support.
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Expert support and guidance from NDNA’s early years professionals.
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Champions programme

Become a maths, literacy or SEND champion.
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Early Years Leaders Programme

Improving outcomes for children across the Greater London Authority.
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NDNA Early Years Development Zone

Explore early years online training with our Development Zone.
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Training calendar

Download our Training Calendar to see upcoming Live Virtual Classroom courses.
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