National Day Nurseries Association
The NDNA is a national charity and membership association for children's nurseries across the UK
Good Care Guide has partnered with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) to provide advice and information for parents choosing a nursery, and support for nursery managers.
The NDNA's vision is a society where all children and families receive the best quality care and learning that enable them to reach their full potential. Its mission is to empower nurseries to provide sustainable, excellent care and early learning for children.
Support for parents
NDNA provides advice and information for parents looking to choose a nursery.
The NDNA website includes a 'find a nursery' search tool where parents can search for an NDNA member nursery in their area.
Parents can also find out about NDNA's quality accreditation scheme, e-Quality Counts. Nurseries which have achieved NDNA's e-Quality Counts have demonstrated that their care and learning are of an exceptional standard.
Advice when looking for a nursery
For advice and information on choosing a nursery, parents can download a helpful factsheet on 'choosing the right nursery for you and your child'.
There is also information on common nursery questions, paying for childcare and a range of parent factsheets on a variety of topics including: supporting your child's learning journey; supporting schemas; and weaning and potty training.
Support for nurseries
NDNA offers a whole host of advice and support for nurseries including:
Nurseries can join NDNA for an annual fee to stay up-to-date with the latest policy and childcare news, access exclusive content on the NDNA website, including over 60 nursery policy and procedure templates, discounts on essential nursery products and services, including insurance and toys as well as a free legal helpline.
Early years training
Training is designed for the early years workforce by nursery and childcare professionals. The NDNA offers a wide range of early years training online, through the NDNA Early Years Development Zone, and face-to-face training throughout the UK. All NDNA early years training is CPD UK accredited.
E-Quality Counts is the premium quality improvement scheme for nurseries. Nurseries which achieve e-Quality Counts have demonstrated excellent practice in all aspects of their nursery. Settings can also purchase individual modules of e-Quality Counts to focus on specific areas of quality improvement.
NDNA's 'your essential guide to...' publications offer expert advice and top tips on a wide range of early years topics including peer observations, safeguarding & child protection, marketing your nursery and recruitment & selection.
Conferences and events
NDNA conferences and events take place across the UK and bring together childcare experts, policy makers and thought leaders to debate the latest early years topics and initiatives.
NDNA seeks the views of nurseries on government proposals and we respond to all early years consultations to represent nurseries' views to government. The NDNA is the voice of the early years sector to government and the media.
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