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.
Our purpose is to promote and enhance children’s wellbeing, learning and development in inclusive environments, and our vision is for an equitable world where all children thrive. We’re proud of our long history of working with children and their families, communities, and supporting the development of our sector and those who work in it.
We are one of Australia’s most respected children’s services organisations, and have over 700 staff across 34 sites in Sydney, regional NSW and the ACT. We also have therapists who support children with autism or a developmental delay, and can 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's also the basis of our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan,which describes the intent of SDN and what needs to be in place to get there.
SDN’s vision is for an equitable world where all children thrive, and our purpose is to promote and enhance children’s wellbeing, learning and development in inclusive environments. These concepts underpin everything we do.
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 when coordinated.
Our Pathways Approach provides a framework so our different services can be combined in ways that make sense for you and your family. We know that safe and supportive environments are necessary for children, and families are the most important provider of these. Together we help children thrive.
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, present and emerging
Read our Annual Reports and Financial Statements here.
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 SDN's 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
Our Commitment to Children
At SDN we’re here for the wellbeing of all children
Give the present of a better future
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