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The course could be completed flexibly, in my own time and when it was convenient with my schedule in nursery. I could take a break and return to the training material and my progress was saved.
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NDNA announces an impressive conference line-up
by David Bagley - Monday, 8 June 2015, 04:01 PM

Early years experts, a minister, senior Ofsted speaker and a world record breaker will make National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA) annual conference unmissable.

Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 11 and 12 June, our conference agenda has been carefully crafted to give both insight and inspiration to the early years sector.

Anyone who books their place before the end of April can save up to 37% with our Early Bird Booking Offer. Go to or ring 01484 407069.

NDNA urges early years employers to complete a survey and support apprentices
by David Bagley - Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 05:05 PM

NDNA is working with innovative learning company In Touch Care to support Early Year Apprentices using Information Communication Technology (ICT) in settings.

As part of the Apprenticeship Staff Support Programme, which provides a comprehensive online and CPD programme on using technology to support children in early years, NDNA is asking early years employers to take part in a simple online survey.

The survey will provide valuable information on ICT and its use in early years which can be used to ensure the programme gives apprentices get the best possible support.

The project also provides support to the Early Years Trailblazer group which is developing the apprenticeship framework. The group, made up of early years experts including NDNA’s Director of Quality and Workforce Development, Stella Ziolkowski, has just been awarded Phase III funding by the Government which will see it create new frameworks for Assistant Practitioner, Nursery/Centre Leader and Senior Practitioner apprenticeships.

To take part in the survey log onto

NDNA autumn nursery survey
by David Bagley - Monday, 27 October 2014, 04:55 PM

Share your views in NDNA's Autumn Nursery Survey and you could a fabulous spa day for two.

NDNA is carrying out this confidential annual survey to gain an informed overview of the state of the nursery sector. We will use the results to give authoritative recommendations for action to Government policy makers and to highlight the sector's views and concerns in the media.

Everyone who takes part in the England, Scotland and Wales surveys will be put into a draw to win a fabulous spa day courtesy of Pound Gates. There will also be five runners-up who will each win an NDNA Early Years Development Zone course of their choice.

Click on the link below and complete the relevant survey for your nursery in England, Scotland or Wales.


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