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: 

  • 25 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
  • Head office based staff 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.

To apply e-mail your CV and covering letter to Please indicate if there are any dates you are unavailable in your covering letter.

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Early Years Adviser (International)

Job Title:
Early Years Adviser (International)
Location: Head Office or home-based
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £28,424.00
Closing date: Wednesday 24 April
Interview date: Friday 10 May.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Works Administrator to join our NDNA team at either head office or based from home. The successful candidate will be responsible for the successful delivery of our international contracts and work closely with the Director of Business Development to secure further contracts..

Download the job description for this role below. 

Relationship Manager (Corporate Partnerships)

Job Title:
Relationship Manager (Corporate Partnerships)
Location: Head Office
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 - £28, 000
Closing date: Thursday 25 April
Interview date:  Tuesday 7 May

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Relationship Manager (Corporate Partnerships) to join our NDNA team at our head office. The successful candidate will manage current commercial partnerships as well as develop new ones. They will identify new income opportunities and write proposals to support the planned growth of the organisation.  Working closely with the Corporate Partnerships Manager, the Relationship Manager (Corporate Partnerships) will liaise with colleagues across the organisation to deliver effective new business activity and manage existing relationships.

Download the job description for this role below. 

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.

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