Get more than
school-ready, get life-ready
Getting school-ready is a journey. It begins with your child’s very first day at our welcoming early education and care centres and continues with our dedicated preschool program.
Children learn to make friends and work together, while gaining the skills and independence they need to thrive through the big transition to school.
Welcome to our village, where being school-ready is about being life-ready.
Preschool program fundamentals
At SDN, you'll find everything you’d expect of a preschool program, with the support and care of our village.
- Our diverse educators introduce a breadth of cultural experiences and every preschool program includes a university-qualified teacher.
- A maximum of 10 children (NSW) / 11 children (ACT) per learning group means attentive support.
- We take the time to understand your child and family, set personal goals and share regular progress.
- Preschool programs in our long day care centres and open for hours that suit your workday.
Our curriculum pillars
Our preschool program follows an evidence-backed, play-based learning approach. Children have fun and follow their curiosity, while we weave in vital skills and learning outcomes.
SDN uses Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework to explore a diverse curriculum from science to social justice. Our days are predictable but flexible, blending structured and spontaneous learning, free play, movement and quiet time.
Our centres have a transition to school program where our educators work together with local schools’ kindergarten teachers to prepare your child up for a smooth transition, and support families through the process.
Relationships & social skills
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Critical thinking & problem solving
sustained attention, resilience and persistence. Our open-ended resources ...Read More
Early literacy & numeracy
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Health, wellbeing & movement
Science, technology, construction & design
and recording data into projects, and spark curiosity with questions ...Read More
Nature play & sustainability
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Equity & social justice
strengths, and acknowledging the family as ...Read More