SDN Children’s Services is a not for profit organisation that has been delivering quality early childhood education and child care, children's therapies and family support services since 1905.
We are proud of our long history of working with children and their families, communities, and supporting the development of practitioners and children’s services. We have more than 600 staff across 30 sites in Sydney, regional NSW and the ACT, and are one of Australia’s most respected children’s services organisations. We are also autism and developmental delay specialists that help overcome the challenges that can make everyday life and participation tough for children.
SDN’s organisational structure is integrated so that children and their families can benefit from all areas of SDN’s expertise.
SDN's vision for an equitable world where all children thrive is the touchstone for all of our work. It is also the essence and foundation of our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Our Strategic Plan describes the intent of SDN and what needs to be in place to get there.
Our Annual Reports and Financial Statements
SDN is here for children from birth, and for their families and communities. We’re here for the wellbeing of children, now and for the future.
We know from research and our own experience that getting a good start in life means that a range of resources and services are needed and are more effective if they are coordinated. Like the communities and families we work with, our staff come from diverse backgrounds.
Our person-centric, place-based Pathways Approach provides a framework so our different services can be combined in ways that make sense for you and your family, broaden your child’s learning and growth, and help them to feel safe and cared for.
SDN formally acknowledges the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and custodians of the land. We pay our respect to Elders, past and present.
Links to our policies, publications, and other useful information
Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People
SDN integrates Aboriginal perspectives and practices in all our work
Together we help children access support as unique as they are
Meet our Senior Leadership Team
Our volunteer Board provides strategic leadership
Founded in 1905 SDN has been there for children since birth for ove...
Research and evaluation
SDN values research and work with external organisations
We use an integrated approach in everything we do
Our Commitment to Children
At SDN we’re here for the wellbeing of all children
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