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.
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.
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 purpose of SDN and what needs to be in place to get there.
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.
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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Occasional Care at SDN
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