NDNA Scotland – driving quality and sustainability in early years childcare  

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic member base in Scotland

In Scotland we have a thriving membership representing 55% of private day nurseries, with active member networks in local authority areas across the country, and an office in Edinburgh. 
We’re a strategic partner to the Scottish Government, supporting policy development and the implementation of early learning and childcare strategy.

 We're supporting nurseries in Scotland by:

  • Strengthening representation for our members at a national and local level 
  • Developing local NDNA networks for nurseries throughout Scotland 
  • Providing you with information and support specific to nurseries in Scotland 
  • Helping you with solutions to workforce challenges 
  • Providing continuous professional development to help nurseries grow as businesses.

What can NDNA Scotland do for you?

When you join NDNA 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:

  • FREE Scotland-specific policies and procedures for your nursery view them here
  • Regular sector updates to ensure you don’t miss a thing 
  • Support and advice to help you run a healthy and successful business
  • Access to discounted online and face to face training – all designed by our specialist Early Years Advisers.

To see the different membership options and benefits of each one, visit our Membership page and choose the right one for you. 

If you’re unsure, please call our membership team on 01484 40 70 70.

We’re representing you on a local and national level

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

Since 2005, NDNA Scotland has had a key role in supporting the Scottish Government to provide the best quality early years provision in day nurseries.  

We’ve contributed to the development of childcare policy and practice through strategic policy and planning groups, consultation events and stakeholder meetings with nurseries, gathering and analysing the impact of government policies, guidance and passing on best practice.

If you'd like to join NDNA and make sure your views are heard, go to our Membership pages and choose the right one for you.