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 pride ourselves on creating a unique village where children and families can bring their own voices and strengths to create something new; because we know that confident, capable, and connected families help children reach their full potential. Our organisational chart shows how knowledge is shared across SDN for the benefit of your child.

SDN is one of Australia’s most respected children’s services organisations, with over 700 staff across 34 sites in Sydney, regional NSW, and the ACT. We also have therapists who support children with disabilities and work in partnership with parents to set goals in helping children thrive. 

Our holistic approach nurtures and enhances the whole child - their world, their family, and their rights. This means celebrating every child, every day.

Our strategy

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 2024-2028 Strategic Plan, which describes the purpose of SDN and what needs to be in place to get there. 

Our services

Every child is unique. At SDN, we’ve created a range of resources and services, so each child’s potential can flourish.

Our Pathways Approach provides a unique framework that is about how we partner with families. We use common language, tools and systems to deliver a consistent and quality service that facilitates access and inclusion. We firmly believe that safe and supportive environments are necessary for children. By working together with families, 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.

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