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

Policy Manager Scotland

Closing date: 08/05/2017
Interview date: 15/05/2017

Location: NDNA Scotland Office – Edinburgh
Type: Full Time, 37 hours per week
Salary: £28,296 - £37,350, Band E
Job description: This is a great opportunity to join NDNA, the national charity for children’s nurseries, at an exciting time for Scotland’s early learning and childcare with an unprecedented level of public policy attention and government investment.

For full details on how to apply click here

Business Support Manager (Early Years Childcare)

Closing date: 18/05/2017
Interview date: WC 22/05/2017

Location: Homebased, Cambridgeshire or surrounding area
Type: Full Time, 37 hours per week, Temporary until 30th April 2018
Salary: £29,000, Band D
Job description: An exciting Business Support Manager role with a national charity. As Business Support Manager you will play a key role in representing and supporting nurseries prepare for the delivery of the extended 30 hours funded early education.
For full details on how to apply click here

Part Time Training Support Administrator

Closing date: 18/05/2017
Interview date: WC 22/05/2017

Location: NDNA Head office, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Type: Part Time, 37 hours per week, Temporary until 30th April 2018
Salary: £12,567 (£15,500 FTE)
Job description: An exciting Training Support Administrator role with a national charity. The Training Support Administrator will provide online training support to delegates and general training administration. 
For full details on how to apply click here

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.

There is an opportunity to be able to also deliver training with BNG Training Ltd. We cannot guarantee any minimum volume of work, but all trainers’ details will be included on our database.

For further information please contact