NDNA Press Room

Contact the NDNA press and media team. 

 Here you’ll find:

  • Details of how the NDNA press office can help you
  • How to contact us for interviews or statements
  • Who are the right spokespeople for your story
  • Useful facts about nurseries and childcare.

Our press office can assist with a range of queries:

  • Radio and television interviews
  • Responses to and comments on reports, Government announcements and sector issues
  • Arranging interviews and comments with nurseries and parents
  • Information about developments within children’s day nurseries 
  • Locating day nurseries for filming opportunities
  • Case studies

Contact our press office

NDNA has a dedicated press officer to arrange interviews or statements. If you would like to find out more, simply contact Rosey James.

Please call 01484 407066 or email rosey.james@ndna.org.uk. Out of hours (outside 9am-5pm), please call 07788 585502 or 07811 751041.

Do you need a spokesperson?

We’re happy to provide spokespeople for live and pre-recorded interviews in England, Scotland and Wales. Our spokespeople have experience across all types of media and we will always try to accommodate any interview request.  

To arrange to interview one of our spokespeople, please contact our PR and Policy Officers during office hours on 01484 407066 or out of hours on 07788 585 502.

Useful key facts about nurseries and childcare

You may find some of these key facts about the childcare sector useful for your article:

There are 20,816 nurseries in the UK (Nov 2014 figures).

In England, there are 17,900 nurseries (10, 919 private, 5,370 voluntary, 1,611 maintained) caring for around 1 million children. This is a 20% increase in the number of children attending since 2008.

  • The average number of childcare places per nursery is 45
  • 60% of mothers with children under 5 are working
  • 233,200 people work in full day care – DFE Childcare Providers Survey 2013
  • Regulatory framework: Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5 years); Ofsted.

In Wales, there are 477 private, voluntary and maintained nurseries.

  • 17,557 workforce across the childcare sector e.g. full day care/sessional care/childminders/crèche etc. – Care Council for Wales Workforce report 2012
  • Regulatory framework: Foundation Phase (3-7 years); Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

In Scotland, there are 3,783 childcare providers (including all childcare to age 15 – Childcare Inspectorate statistics 2013).

  • 30,250 people in the childcare workforce (excluding childminders) – Scottish Social Services sector report 2013.
  • Regulatory framework: Curriculum for Excellence (3-18 years) and Pre-Birth to Three; Care Inspectorate (Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland  – SCSWIS)