We are dedicated to making a difference to early years education.

At NDNA we don’t just provide membership benefits, lobby government and offer expert training.


We are a charity that believes in quality and sustainability, so we put our members’ businesses at the very heart of ours. We enhance, support, nurture, cherish and challenge. Our innovative thinking gives our members the edge, an advantage that makes your nursery the best it can be.


Our vision

For all children and families to flourish through high quality early childhood education and care.

Our mission

To lead and empower the sector so that nurseries and the early years workforce deliver sustainable, high quality early childhood education and care.

We are dedicated to making a difference to early years education.

We are the people behind the people.

We are an award-winning charity and membership association supporting nurseries, early years settings and their workforce to deliver the best possible early education and care to our youngest children. We are the national charity representing private, voluntary and independent (PVI) children’s nurseries across the UK. We are the voice of the 24,000-strong nursery sector, an integral part of the lives of more than a million young children and their families.

We represent a network of over 20,000 members including PVI run nurseries and their practitioners in England, Scotland and Wales.

Our children matter. Join us and help us champion their futures and support our campaign for fair funding for the early years sector.

Quite simply, we are the people behind the people who care, and champion the best for our children.

Welcome to NDNA. You’ve arrived in a very special place.


How we support our communities

How we support nations

NDNA England

Supporting nurseries in England to provide high-quality, sustainable childcare
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NDNA Scotland

We support Scottish nurseries and are a strategic partner to Scottish Government
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NDNA Cymru

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic member base representing Welsh nurseries
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NDNA International

We support nurseries internationally
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Work with NDNA

We strive to work with like-minded organisations who can enhance NDNA’s offering to members. We offer a vast range of commercial opportunities, from advertising in our membership magazine to holistic marketing plans.

We offer three types of commercial relationships:

  • Corporate Partnership
  • Corporate Membership
  • Corporate advertising
Work with us