About this Centre

Situated in the Belconnen, SDN Bluebell offers early childhood education and child care for 62 children. Our qualified team of Early Childhood Teachers, Educators and support staffs has a wide variety of experience in early childhood education.

At SDN Bluebell we provide children with a range of exciting play-based learning experiences and investigations that build on children’s individual and shared interests. We value children as capable and confident individuals and encourage all children to contribute to all aspects of Bluebell’s educational program. Our educators build authentic and respectful relationships with children, families and each other.

SDN Bluebell welcomes children with disabilities or developmental delays, and families in need of support and assistance.

Exceeding the national quality standards

What our families say...

“The staff make me feel at ease about leaving my son there. They are friendly and go out of their way to make him feel safe and comfortable all the time”

“I can’t recommend this centre highly enough. It’s a great place that I tell everyone about.”

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Nutrition and mealtimes

We provide children with a variety of healthy foods, with special care taken to accommodate children with allergies and intolerances.

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Our educational program explained

The four key concepts that shape the SDN educational program.

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Outdoor spaces

Outdoor spaces provide opportunities for children to be loud, messy and boisterous. Families often call our outdoor areas a “green oasis”.

Centre History

SDN Bluebell, Belconnen History

The Ngunnawal People are the traditional owners of the Canberra area where SDN Bluebell is located.

Bluebell Child Care Centre opened its doors on 9 September 1996. The centre is geographically a long way from ‘head office’ in Sydney, but it is an important part of the SDN story.

A NSW-based organisation, SDN has been connected with the ACT since the 1950s, with SDN representatives often attending the Australian Pre-school Association meetings held in Canberra. SDN Bluebell was formed after SDN was invited to submit an Offer to Operate a new purpose-built early childhood education and care centre on behalf of a consortium of four Commonwealth Government organisations.

Since its beginnings, SDN Bluebell has always provided an inclusive and integrated approach to education and care. The centre has undergone many changes, always maintaining and reflecting a strong connection with the families in this vibrant and diverse community.

Interested in how SDN Bluebell, Belconnen can help your child?

Call us today on 02 6253 2332