SDN Glebe is a cosy centre with a pleasant, home-like atmosphere that offers early childhood education and child care for 29 children from birth to school age. It is also an occasional care centre for the local community.

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Meet the Acting Director - Charlotte YutongSun
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As a teacher, I value being attuned and responsive to children, bringing out their best, and empowering them to be capable individuals who shape their own world.” 

My qualifications and experience 

I hold a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary from Monash University, 2018. I began my journey with SDN in 2021, starting at SDN Marrickville. During that time, I grew from a Room Leader to 2IC, and I am now Acting Director at SDN Glebe. It’s been a wonderful journey filled with growth and learning, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting and nurturing children and families in this role. 

What I’m most passionate about in my role 

As a teacher, I value being attuned and responsive to children, bringing out their best, and empowering them to be capable individuals who shape their own world. I’m enjoying the opportunity to work as a Centre Director to complement my skills in teaching. In this role, I collaborate with colleagues to foster their growth, facilitate their development, and empower them to deliver the highest quality care for children. 

What I love about working with SDN 

I feel closely connected and supported by the whole SDN village. I have opportunities to partner with my team and other centres to constantly improve our practices for children and families. 

At SDN Glebe, there is a strong, continued feeling of connection, belonging and home-like atmosphere. 

A little more about me 

I grew up speaking Mandarin Chinese, and it is still the language I use at home. 

I am a huge fan of musicals, finding them a source of inspiration that fuels my creativity, fosters connection, and nurtures my dreams. My all-time favourite productions is ‘Hamilton’; which I’ve watched 9 times at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

I also have a soft spot for cats, previously volunteering as a foster carer with RSPCA. I now have two little companions at home, a Siberian Forest, and a Maine Coon. I enjoy spending time with them and taking them for walks in our local park. 

Infant & toddler educational program
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Growing bodies need movement and exercise. Growing minds need stimulus and exploration. Growing hearts need opportunities to play and mix with others.

At SDN we know that the best thing we can do for your infant or toddler is to support them to grow and develop in safe, unhurried, nurturing and challenging environments.

Because infants and toddlers are naturally curious, our centres have well-equipped indoor and outdoor areas that will keep your child moving and give them daily opportunities to explore their limits and grow their abilities.

Your child is unique and so we will devise a learning and development program within our curriculum pillars, based on what we know about your child’s interests, learning and development. Because they will always be changing and growing, we consistently review the program to ensure we are keeping up with your child’s development, providing them with the best learning opportunities.

Read more about our practice with children here.

Preschool educational program
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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.

Developed by university-trained early childhood teachers, our preschool program focuses on the whole child. Children learn to make friends and work together, while gaining the skills and independence they need to thrive through the big transition to school.

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 curriculum pillars are:

 Relationship and social skills

 Critical thinking and problem solving

 Early literacy and numeracy

 Health, wellbeing and movement

 Science, technology, construction and design

 Nature play and sustainability

 Creative arts

 Equity and social justice

Our centres have a transition to school program where our teachers and educators work together with local schools to prepare your child for a smooth transition, and support families through the process.

Read more about our preschool program here.

Outdoor space
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Families in our urban based centres often call our outdoor areas their “green oasis”.

SDN's outdoor spaces provide opportunities for children to enjoy themselves and have adventures. They’re safe environments for children to run, jump and yell, make mud cakes, and use their energy.

Outdoor spaces provide more than physical benefits. Even though you may think that children only play outside to have fun, they're also improving their thinking, social, and emotional skills. When they’re playing outside, they’re inventing games, learning about the world at their own pace, and figuring out social customs like turn-taking.

These are just some of the reasons SDN invests in developing new, award-winning outdoor spaces with natural designs that inspire children’s curiosity, physical play, and social play.

Centre history
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The traditional owners of the Glebe area are the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

Originally an occasional care centre run by another organisation, Glebe became part of the SDN family in 2009 after staff and parents worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to transform the centre into SDN Glebe Children’s Education and Care Centre. All involved celebrated the reopening as staff and families were warmly welcomed to SDN with speeches and a morning tea hosted by the CEO.

On SDN Glebe’s first birthday, the local MP congratulated staff for providing high-quality and much needed education and care for children in the area.

In reflecting on SDN Glebe’s history, the importance of community has always been central to our service. Since its beginnings, the centre has undergone many changes, always maintaining and reflecting a strong connection with the families of this vibrant and diverse community.

Read more about SDN Glebe's history here.

Fees
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From 7 August 2023, our fees will be $174 per day for children under three years old and $164 per day for children three years and over.

SDN Glebe also offers half day sessions. Half days are $105 for 0-3 years and $99 for 3-5 years, from 9am to 2pm.

The majority of families in our centres do not pay the full daily fee because they receive Child Care Subsidy (CCS) from the government.

The subsidy you may receive through the CCS will depend on:

  • Your combined family income
  • The number of hours you work, study or participate in recognised volunteer work. This is called the ‘activity test’. If your child is in the year before school, if you are on a very low income, or if you are on parental leave, you will not have to pass the activity test to receive some CCS.

Your child will need to meet immunisation requirements and you will need to meet residency requirements to be eligible to receive the CCS.

You can also calculate what your out-of-pocket child care costs will be on the government’s Starting Blocks Child Care Subsidy Calculator.

 

NSW Start Strong funding - Additional Preschool Fee Relief

On top of any CCS you may receive, the NSW Government is providing additional fee relief:

  • If your child turns 4 years old or before 31 July 2024, is enrolled in a preschool program at an eligible long day care service and doesn’t receive preschool relief (also called start strong funding) from another preschool, you will receive up to $2,110 in fee relief.
  • If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July in 2024, is enrolled at an eligible long day care service and doesn’t receive preschool relief (also called start strong funding) from another preschool, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief.

Find more information about the Start Strong program here. If you’ve read this information and you’re still unsure about what you’ll pay, please call us on 1300 831 445 or book a centre tour. We’re happy to answer your questions.

Occasional care for your child
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At SDN we want to ensure that all families have access to high quality, inclusive education and care as we provide at SDN Glebe. That’s why we offer the opportunity to enrol for occasional care at this centre.

Families in flexible care have the opportunity to take a full or a half-day place and must make at least one booking every 8 weeks.

Occasional care bookings are taken subject to availability on the day and you can book occasional care for either a full day or a half-day.

Half day fees will be $105 for children under three years old and $99 for children three years and over.

To find out more call us on 1300 831 445.

What to bring
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0-2 Babies

  • Change of clothes x2
  • Hat – sun safe  
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Warm clothes / Jacket (for outside play)
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Comforter – soft toy/blanket/dummy
  • Bottles and milk formula/breast milk
  • Blanket / Cot sheets

2-3 Toddlers

  • Spare underwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Hat – sun safe
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Warm clothes / Jacket (for outside play)
  • Drink Bottle
  • Comforter – for rest time
  • Blankets

3-5 Preschoolers  

  • Spare underwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Hat – sun safe
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Warm clothes / Jacket (for outside play)
  • Drink Bottle
  • Blankets
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We provide children with a variety of healthy foods, and cater for children with allergies and intolerances.

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