Discover the four elements that shape our educational program.
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.
SDN Glebe focuses on small group experiences. We know that children learn best through play, and so our focus is a child centred play-based approach. We plan our projects and experiences based on the interests of children, and SDN Glebe offers dedicated time for mixed age groups to interact, allowing siblings to learn and play together. You can learn more about our educational program here.
We believe children are capable, independent and resourceful researchers and our priority is making sure that children look forward to each day. Each child is treated as an individual, and their individual play and learning experiences are respected and accommodated.
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.