NDNA Networks

Join forces with fellow members to share experiences and establish a collective voice. By working together, members in NDNA Networks can ensure their views are heard by local authorities.

“Working with the Local Authority as a NDNA Chair makes a difference. My voice is heard and respected.”

Mohammad Younis OBE – Chair, Peterborough Network

What is an NDNA Network?

It is a network of local NDNA members, where you can share ideas and discuss the challenges of the sector with like-minded people.

Each Network has an elected Chair with meetings organised on a regular basis, whether over the web or face to face. NDNA provides funding for each Network to make meeting up easy and affordable.

Here’s what members have to say about Networks:

Sue Poole, Chair of Liverpool Network: “It is so reassuring to know that we are all facing similar problems. As a Network Chair in Liverpool, it is greatly beneficial to meet local providers and feel that I can give them some support, even if it is only sharing problems.”

Cat Hirst, Chair of Cheshire West and Chester Network: “I value the role of NDNA Network Chair and the NDNA Network as it brings settings together to share good practice and support each other. We discuss issues arising in an environment of colleagues who understand the pressures within childcare.”

Members can search for their local Network and find the next meeting via the button below. If you can’t find a Network in your area, give us a call to help launch one! Call us on 01484 407070.



Early Years Forum

NDNA has launched an online Early Year’s Forum for each of our local networks.  


Your local network’s forum is a place for NDNA members to talk, share and find support on matters relating to running your childcare business and improving everyday practice.

Join the forum to:

  • Talk to fellow NDNA members in your area
  • Attend the next network meeting
  • Read previous meeting minutes
  • Find support and share ideas with fellow professionals.


Sign up to the forum

“The thing I most value about being a part of a NDNA Network and being NDNA Network Chair, is the mutual support you can get from people in the same boat. As Chair, you know that any major issues discussed in the network could be taken to the NDNA for advice.”

Alice Apel, Chair of Sefton Network