About this Centre

SDN Northern Suburbs is a 75 place centre nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac next to Crows Nest TAFE. Our centre has been providing quality education and child care in this community for 90 years. Our team of culturally diverse staff believe in building strong and secure relationships with children and families through an environment of mutual respect and trust.

Our educational program is centred on growing children’s capacity and self-confidence by developing learning opportunities that are focused around children’s interests and strengths. The centre’s natural outdoor spaces with lush green gardens are perfect for exploration and discovery; fuelling children’s imagination and curiosity.

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

Exceeding the national quality standards

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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 Northern Suburbs, Crows Nest History

The traditional owners of the Crows Nest area are the Cammeraigal People of the Eora Nation.

SDN Northern Suburbs officially opened on 11 December 1926. Back then it was known as the Northern Suburbs Day Nursery, located in a bungalow purchased by SDN for £2,600 and renovated. The ‘Dorothea MacCallum Cot Room’ was named in honour of then SDN President, Lady MacCallum, who had personally donated £100 towards the nursery.

SDN had recognised the need for a nursery in the northern suburbs of Sydney as some mothers had to travel into the city to drop their children at one of SDN’s nurseries before travelling back to the northern suburbs again to their workplaces.

On 27 May 1977 the old house was demolished and a new building constructed on the site.

Since its beginnings, SDN Northern Suburbs has undergone many changes, but has always maintained and reflected a strong connection with families in a vibrant and diverse community.


Interested in how SDN Northern Suburbs, Crows Nest can help your child?

Call us today on 02 9955 3627