NDNA Scotland: Scotland childcare and early years support

Welcome to NDNA Scotland

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic nursery member base in Scotland representing 55% of private day nurseries and with 15 Scotland-based local member networks.

We support Scottish nurseries from our office in Edinburgh and we're a strategic partner to the Scottish Government, supporting policy development and the implementation of Early Learning and Childcare strategy.
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Join NDNA Scotland as a member

When you join NDNA Scotland as a nursery member, you’ll receive the support you need to develop your quality of care and to run a healthy sustainable business, using the latest essential information, training and support:

Find out more about membershiphereor call our membership team on 01484 407070.
If you're already an NDNA Scotland member, access all of your benefitshere

Purnima Tanuku and Ann McEwanWe’re representing you on a local and national level

To make sure the voice of nurseries in Scotland is heard loud and clear, we work with our members in Scotland to represent the sector to government, local authorities and the media.

We contribute to the development of childcare policy and practice through strategic policy and planning groups, consultation events and stakeholder meetings with nurseries. 

We gather and analyse the impact of government policies, guidance and pass on best practice.

View our NDNA Scotland Survey results


NDNA Scotland worked with the Scottish Government and COSLA, in the creation of myjobscotland, a free recruitment website for private and third sector ELC providers (registered with the Care Inspectorate).

It was launched to support providers with their recruitment needs in the period leading up to the 1140 hours ELC expansion in 2020.  

Visit myjobscotland

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

The fourth round of the Scottish Government's Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund is open to applications.

The ELC Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement. It funds staff working in ELC settings to receive appropriate training and fund resources, equipment and adaptations. Download the ELC Expansion Programme Update below.

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