Careers at NDNA

If you want to play your part in the future of the childcare sector, then come and work for NDNA! 

National Day Nurseries Association is a national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries. We work in partnership with nurseries, local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.

NDNA colleagues are caring, committed, passionate and honest and like to have fun in their jobs. In return for your talent, energy and dedication, NDNA offers fantastic career opportunities and a range of support and benefits, including: 

23 days holiday (extra days awarded for length of service) plus bank holidays 
Salary sacrifice pension scheme (6% employer contribution with 3% from employee) 
Access to a range of other benefits including a corporate paid healthcare cash plan.

For head office based staff, you’ll enjoy free car parking at our pleasant out-of-town offices, and free tea, coffee and fruit. Home-based staff benefit from a monthly broadband allowance and a contribution towards office equipment.

If you don’t see the vacancy you’re looking for, email us with your most recent CV and tell us what you’re looking for in your next career move. We’ll get in touch if any suitable roles come up and keep your details on file for six months.

Take a look below for our current vacancies. 
To apply e-mail your CV and covering letter to Please indicate if there are any dates you are unavailable in your covering letter.

NDNA is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society

Networks Development Officer 

Location: Bradley, Huddersfield
Salary Band: Band C £20,604 - £25,775 plus contributory pension
Hours: 37 hours per week
Term: Permanent
Closing date: 19 June 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 26 June 2017

Are you passionate about customer service and great at getting people together? As our Networks Development Officer you’ll support children’s nurseries across the country to network online and in the real world. You’ll be at the heart of National Day Nurseries Association, helping our member nurseries have a strong voice. When it comes to customer care, your superb skills in helping members make the most of all the benefits we offer will ensure they stay with us year after year.

Main duties include:

  • Work towards the overall strategic objectives of National Day Nurseries Association.
  • Develop and deliver online and offline activities and events to grow and build capacity in NDNA networks and support our network volunteers
  • Gather intelligence from NDNA networks, providing regular insight and reports to colleagues
  • Be responsible for the effective function of NDNA networks including assisting with set up, administration, management of network finances, and ensuring compliance with data protection regulation and good practice
  • Support the National Membership Manager to manage relationships between network officers, network members and NDNA
  • Represent NDNA at our events and network meetings, external conferences and events where necessary
  • Manage delegated network budgets and resources effectively.
  • Be responsible for the programme of customer care calls, analysing and reporting outcomes to the National Membership Manager
  • Ensure that information recorded on iMIS and other databases is accurate and complete.
  • Appropriately handle, record and report on enquiries, including complaints, providing information and directing callers to the appropriate source of further information where necessary
  • Work alongside the wider membership team to achieve the retention targets
  • Liaise closely with other departments on membership related issues and signpost staff and members as appropriate.
  • Support the National Membership Manager and wider team in achieving the targets of the membership development strategy, contributing to its continuous development

Please apply with an up to date CV and covering letter, telling us why you are suitable for the role, by emailing

Qualified Early Years Trainers: Scotland

NDNA currently require qualified early years trainers across Scotland to deliver training and/or undertake ‘Preparing for your Inspection’ visits and ‘Business Support’ work within early years settings. 

We are looking for anyone with knowledge of some or all of the following:

Delivering training role:

  • Experience in the early years sector
  • Hold a relevant training qualification
  • Experience of delivering training to groups
  • Evidence of CPD
Carrying out ‘Preparing for your inspection’ and/or ‘Business support’:

  • Knowledge of the Early Learning and Childcare Inspection process in Scotland/The Care Inspectorate/Education Scotland
  • Past or current experience of managing a setting graded "excellent" or "very good"
  • Experience of ‘Business Support’ either for settings or within a Local Authority
  • Experience delivering quality assurance schemes for settings

You would be required to be self-employed as an associate of NDNA and work a variety of days and times if available.  This role is possible to fit around other training delivery/support roles.

Associates are required to have their own projector and insurance. We cannot guarantee any minimum volume of work, but all trainers’ details will be included on our database.

For further information please contact