Putting children at the centre of everything we do.

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.

Putting children at the centre of everything we do.

We are the people behind the people.

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

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.

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

Is your setting ready for a PANCo to inspire a healthier future for children?

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
Supporting Scottish nurseries

NDNA Cymru

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic member base representing Welsh nurseries
NDNA Cymru – supporting nurseries in Wales

NDNA International

We support nurseries internationally
Visit NDNA international

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 for organisations who share our dedication to promoting quality in early years, as well as our values and ethics and whose products are suitable and affordable for the childcare sector and parents.

From advertising in our membership magazine, digital promotions, sponsorship to holistic marketing plans.

We offer three types of commercial relationships:

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

NDNA funding partners

We value the support, funding and grants from all NDNA funding partners.

This funding enables us to drive positive impact to benefit sustainable communities, a sustainable early years sector, the workforce, families and most importantly, young children.

We work closely with a range of funding partners to deliver NDNA’s quality products and services to wider communities and stakeholders.

Working in partnership, NDNA can further empower and support the sector to thrive by developing the workforce and early years settings, and contributing to the well-being and positive outcomes of young children and their families.

Discover more about our funding partners and the impact they have on our work across the early years sector below.

NDNA Funding Partners