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National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the national charity and membership association for children's nurseries across the UK. Our mission is clear - to support the delivery of quality care and early learning in nurseries for the benefit of children and their families.

NDNA Solutions

NDNA works in partnership with local authorities across the UK to develop bespoke, cost-effective solutions to local childcare issues - NDNA Solutions. We believe that by working together we can meet the challenges of this changing childcare market and deliver positive outcomes for children and families.

Our NDNA Solutions service is tailored to the individual needs of your local authority area and is designed to give you good value for money. Through our knowledge and experience of the childcare sector, and our work with the Department for Education and the Welsh Government, we understand both the challenges that childcare providers face and the responsibilities facing local authorities as market managers.

benefits of working with NDNA

To develop and deliver the right solution for your local authority, we work closely with you to gain an in-depth understanding of your requirements and those of childcare providers in your area. Local authorities already working with NDNA report a variety of positive outcomes including:

    • Enhanced sustainability in childcare settings
    • Improved relationships with local providers
    • Improved quality of childcare practice and higher inspection ratings
    • Better take-up of workforce training opportunities
    • Enhanced services for children.

Each NDNA Solution is unique, the local authority area on our website gives just a brief introduction into the many ways we can support local authorities. If you would like more information you can:

NDNA membership

If you are a local authority member, don't forget to sign in and visit the member only area in the nurseries section. Within that section you will find exclusive member only factsheets, consultation responses, a back catalogue of our Nursery news magazine and much more.

If you wish to join NDNA as a local authority member contact NDNA's Business Development Managers using the details above.