Discover the four elements that shape our educational program.
SDN Hurstville is a 39-place centre offering early childhood education and child care for children from two years to school age in Sydney’s St George area.
As a smaller centre with a high staff-to-child ratio, we are able to provide your child with small-group, interest-based learning experiences. Our centre has two rooms, one for 2-3 year old children, and one for 4-5 year old children. We value collaborative relationships with families and we help children to connect with their local community through excursions to the park, library and local shops and through celebrating cultural events such as Lunar New Year. We also have a large outdoor play area which recently won a bronze medal for landscape design. You can learn more about our educational program here.
Many of our educators have worked at SDN Hurstville for over 10 years. We have a diverse team of qualified early childhood professionals that includes Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and Arabic-speaking team members.
Our families say…
“I love the fact that the rooms are small with a homely feel.”
“The centre and staff are excellent in what they do.”
The traditional owners of the area now known as Hurstville are the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.
SDN Hurstville was officially opened on 18 March 1998 by Senator Marise Payne in the presence of guests including SDN’s then patron Mrs Samuels. The previous year, SDN had taken over the operation of a child care centre run by St George Anglican Church and had moved the centre to its current location on 13 October 1997.
The new building was SDN’s first purpose-built centre since the 1970s. It was noted for its light and airy interior which retained portions of the original building – once a local corner shop.
Since its beginnings, SDN Hurstville has undergone many changes, always maintaining and reflecting a strong connection with the families of this vibrant and diverse community.
Click here to see photographs and read the full history of SDN Hurstville.