UK General Election 2024 Results

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Labour has won the UK general election 2024 with a substantial majority to form the next government. With 412 seats and a 174 majority Sir Keir Starmer will become the next Prime Minister.  In his victory speech he said “change begins now.” In response to the UK general election 2024 results Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive… Continue reading UK General Election 2024 Results

NDNA’s 25th Anniversary Conference Celebrates Winners of Prestigious Awards

National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) celebrated 25years since becoming a charity at its annual conference and awards evening. The NDNA conference 2024: ‘Growing together, championing change for children’s futures’ brought members and sector experts together to inspire and generate new ideas for the future of the early years sector and celebrate the achievements of leaders… Continue reading NDNA’s 25th Anniversary Conference Celebrates Winners of Prestigious Awards

Dr Sara Bonetti introduces the new Institute of Early Years Education

Speaking at the annual National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) conference, Dr Sara Bonetti announced exciting further details about the new Institute of Early Years Education, which will support the early years workforce across the UK. Sara gave a presentation about the Institute at the conference today in Coventry, attended by hundreds of nursery owners, managers… Continue reading Dr Sara Bonetti introduces the new Institute of Early Years Education

eyworks

eyworks is an affordable online early years software platform supporting owners, managers and practitioners in efficiently managing all aspects of an early years business within a single user-friendly system. Made up of six software products, our implementation flexibility allows you to purchase just the software required to fit your needs, meaning eyworks is trusted by… Continue reading eyworks

The Royal Foundation publishes its early childhood Taskforce report

A recent report by The Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood has identified a £45.5 billion opportunityfor business to drive, and benefit from,prioritising early childhood in the workplace, community and wider society. Set up in March 2023 by the Princess of Wales, the Taskforce involves major firms Aviva, The Co-operative Group, Deloitte, Iceland Foods,… Continue reading The Royal Foundation publishes its early childhood Taskforce report

Celebrity Speakers announced for 25th Anniversary Nursery Conference

Celebrity guest speakers Ashley John-Baptiste and Elliot Rae will be attending National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA)’s conference in June as NDNA celebrates 25 years since becoming a charity. The NDNA conference 2024: ‘Growing together, championing change for children’s futures’ is sponsored by Hope, Citation and Nursery World. It will bring together experts and educators with… Continue reading Celebrity Speakers announced for 25th Anniversary Nursery Conference

Safe sleep in nurseries

Experts believe that good sleep habits can be learned so the early years is the best time to get started. Sleep is vital for a healthy lifestyle, resetting our brain and body, helping us combat illness and stress. The science bit Around four in ten children suffer from sleep issues – eight in ten for… Continue reading Safe sleep in nurseries

Healthy Body, Happy Me week is back – Off we grow

Healthy Body, Happy Me campaign launches next week (25-29 March) with the theme ‘Off We Grow’ The annual campaign, run by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), encourages life-long health and happiness in young children by supporting early years practitioners through a week-long programme of free resources and activities.   The campaign theme for this year encapsulates… Continue reading Healthy Body, Happy Me week is back – Off we grow

Early years settings under pressure to deliver the places parents need  

The Coram Family and Childcare’s latest annual survey, published today reveals that the availability of childcare places is decreasing across Britain and that parents are facing above-inflation childcare costs. The report also highlights that there is insufficient childcare for children with disabilities and a particular lack of childcare places for families in rural areas.   This… Continue reading Early years settings under pressure to deliver the places parents need  

Starting a nursery business

Opening a nursery may be a life-long ambition, a new interest, or the next step in your childcare career. But even if you have worked in childcare before, it can be a daunting experience with many areas to consider, so you need to make sure you are fully prepared for what opening a nursery will… Continue reading Starting a nursery business

Oral health in nurseries

Teaching children to care for their teeth from a young age is beneficial for their oral health. Good oral health leads to helping children to bite and chew, feel confident when they smile and supports their speech and language development. In an oral health survey carried out in 2022 across England, dental decay was already… Continue reading Oral health in nurseries

Early years factsheets

Access NDNA‘s early years factsheets for nurseries, written by childcare experts. Once purchased in our shop, you’ll receive an email with the factsheet PDF attached.

Nurseries can save time with NDNA

NDNA provides its members with over 90 pre-written policies and procedure templates, to help save nursery owners and managers time and money. Our early years experts, along with a team of employment and contract lawyers, and health and safety consultants have done the hard work, so you don’t have to!  The templates are intended for… Continue reading Nurseries can save time with NDNA

Survey to analyse impacts of rising costs and funding challenges for early years sector 

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National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is running a survey throughout January 2024 to analyse the cost and staffing pressures that nurseries from England, Scotland and Wales are under.  All three countries are in the process of preparing for or undergoing an expansion to their two-year-old childcare entitlement. Following years of soaring costs and significant increases… Continue reading Survey to analyse impacts of rising costs and funding challenges for early years sector 

Nursery policies and procedures

NDNA’s nursery policies and procedures templates save you time, are legally checked and written by childcare experts. Once purchased in our shop, you’ll receive an email with the document attached.