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Due to several requests from clients, international award-winning trainer, consultant and author Laura Henry has decided to start a club for the sector. Please watch this  short film  of Laura explaining the membership scheme. In short, Laura and her team of experts will become your setting’s operations and quality department, providing a range of online and offline support including a range of documents, services,...
NDNA’s ‘Childcare Works’ programme provides supported employment to 32 participants aged 18 to 24 in three key areas to reduce the number of people not in employment, education or training (NEETS). NDNA Cymru is supporting participants in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taff by giving them a range of transferable skills and knowledge to enable them to secure employment or further training. This project is...
Supporting private and third sector nurseries to pay the Living Wage and investing in continuous professional learning are two of the raft of measures promised by Mark McDonald, Scottish Government's Minister for Childcare and Early Years today. NDNA Scotland was among the stakeholders involved in the Quality Reference Group which the Scottish Government closely consulted in developing its  Quality Action Plan  for delivering its...
BBC Breakfast: Purnima calls for compensation for nurseries NDNA's Chief Executive Purnima Tanuku OBE appeared on BBC Breakfast News today to discuss HMRC's apology to parents struggling to get eligibility codes. HRMC wrote a letter to Nicky Morgan, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, which was published today. It apologised for any problems experienced and said it had paid out £45,000 in compensation for time wasted for...
The following excerpt from the book Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year by Dominic Gullo describes brain development in the early years. During pre-school and Kindergarten, the brain grows steadily, increasing from seventy percent to ninety percent of its eventual adult weight. In addition to gains in size, the brain undergoes considerable reshaping and refining. Among these modifications are profound changes in the...
Asquith’s St Mary’s Pre-School in Twickenham has been announced as a winner of the daynurseries.co.uk Top 10 Nursery Award for the London region for a third consecutive year.  Day Nurseries is the leading UK Nursery website with over 4.3 million visitors per year and 28,795 nursery reviews, their Top 10 Nursery Awards highlight the most recommended nurseries, via daynurseries.co.uk, in each region of the United Kingdom....
To help raise money for Comic Relief 2017 we have launched a national social media campaign, The Chuckle Challenge. The Chuckle Challenge asks you, parents, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandads and friends to 'do something funny for money' and submit a short video of how you make the children in your life laugh, then share it to your social media page using the hashtag #ChuckleChallenge and tag a friend to take on the...
After lots of late nights and weekends (to avoid disruption to the children`s routines) the footsteps team have worked their magic once again. As you can see from the pictures below Footsteps Stafford is looking great following a £150K investment. Why not see the results for yourself & head along to their first Open Day on Saturday 8th April from 9am – 1pm
Unlock the power of your child’s imagination at the FREE Discovery Week from the Monday 20th March – Friday 24th March. Go along to either the morning sessions between 10-11am or the afternoon sessions between 2-3pm. If you can’t make it in the week, don’t worry, there is also the Discovery Day on Saturday 25th March, 9:30am – 12pm! This is the perfect opportunity for your little one to explore a range of...