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Brilliant Babies

Form secure attachments with babies and give them the best start on their development journey.

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Childrens Well-being

Get tips to tune into children’s emotions and increase levels of well-being with our ‘Children’s Well-being’ publication, written by Stacy Mann, NDNA Associate Trainer.

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Developing Literacy Superheroes

The advice and activity guides in this publication will help children develop the superhero characteristics they need to become passionate about reading and writing.

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Effective inductions

This publication includes example templates, tips and advice to help managers conduct effective inductions. It covers the different roles within the induction process and aspects of coaching, mentoring, motivation and learning styles.

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Home Learning

The book provides practical strategies and a bank of activities to help settings engage effectively with parents. Practitioners will be able to equip families with the skills and knowledge to further support their child’s education.

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Music and Movement

Read our guide for inspiration on how you can get children moving in your everyday practice, helping to improve their reflexes and to stimulate their cognitive function.

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Nature Play

This publication will show you how you can access or adapt the philosophy underpinning forest and beach schools to further develop practice in your own setting.

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Ofsted inspection: A step-by-step guide

We have produced this guide to help you navigate through all the key inspection activities as outlined in the Early Years Inspection Framework (2022).

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Open-Ended Play Ideas

This publication will support you with ideas for using loose parts across all areas of the curriculum, throughout all areas of your setting as well as discovering how and where to gather your resources.

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Outdoor Play

Outdoor learning in early years setting is vital in supporting children’s development. Outdoor areas provide one of the best environments for children to learn.

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Peer Observation – Developing Skilful Practitioners

This guide will provide you with information about why peer observations are important. It includes step-by-step instructions and template forms so you can start implementing them right away.

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Planning in the Here and Now

Give your nursery children new, individual learning experiences through spontaneous planning with this Planning in the Here and Now publication.

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Recruitment and selection

‘Your essential guide to recruitment and selection’ offers nurseries a comprehensive guide to best practice for recruiting and selecting staff.

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Starting your nursery

Starting a nursery business can be daunting. Open your nursery confident that it will be a successful business with our Starting Your Nursery publication.

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Supervisions and appraisals

Supervisions and appraisals allow staff to reflect on the knowledge they need to do their job and to identify any gaps that can be addressed by further training. This publication provides advice on how to effectively carry out supervisions and how to set up training plans.

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Supporting maths using rhymes

This collection of nursery rhymes and new songs created by NDNA provides fun and interactive ways of helping children learn early mathematical concepts.

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The Developing Child

This publication will help practitioners support individual children’s development. You will learn to recognise where children may require professional help.

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