Nutrition and Mealtimes
We provide children with a variety of healthy foods, and cater for children with allergies and intolerances.
SDN Mosman provides early childhood education and child care for 56 children per day in the beautiful Lower North Shore suburb of Mosman, and has a real feel of being 'a home away from home'.
“We get to know each family on a personal level so that we can make that transition from home to school life as smooth as possible. Once you start here, you will forever be a part of our SDN village.”
My qualifications and experience
I have a Bachelor of Teaching (birth to 5 years) from Macquarie University, graduating in 2017.
I started off at SDN as a Casual Teacher in 2018 before moving to the Netherlands. I then came back in 2019 and worked as an Early Childhood Teacher at SDN Mosman’s Preschool room. I stepped up into the role of Centre Director at the end of 2019 and never wanted to leave!
Prior to SDN, I have always worked as an Early Childhood Teacher in the infant's space and have most of my experience with children in this age group. I have worked in early childhood education and care for over a decade and went into full-time work whilst I studied.
What I love about working with SDN and most passionate about
I love the family feel here at SDN Mosman; you cannot beat it! As soon as you walk in the door, you feel loved, cared for and accepted.
Our team pride themselves on our ability to build close relationships with our children and families and take a genuine interest in their lives. We get to know each family on a personal level so that we can make that transition from home to school life as smooth as possible.
Once you start here, you will forever be a part of our SDN village.
A little bit more about me
I grew up in a compound of houses with my extended family. So I was basically raised by a “village” of people. I lived next door to my grandma, uncles, aunties and cousins and we have passageways through to each other’s houses.
It was the best time growing up and being surrounded by my family, which lead to my passion for the childcare industry and how important community is when raising children.
Outside of work, I love to travel and spend time down the coast on the beach with family and friends.
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 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 Child-led Educational program here.
Developed by university-trained early childhood teachers, our preschool program focuses on the whole child, building healthy bodies, caring hearts and curious minds.
We will draw on your child’s interests, strengths, needs and culture to plan and implement a program that best meets their learning and developmental needs.
The program is flexible and will give your child a voice in their learning and development. Your child will be our co-planner, sharing ideas and questions that drive their learning. Our preschool teachers will plan experiences for your child that focus on specific skills in an engaging and meaningful way to support their growing skills and knowledge.
We will immerse your child in a language-rich environment and support them to develop the skills and mindset they need for a successful start to school. Through planned play and learning experiences your child will develop the listening and social skills as well as a passion for learning with curiosity, enthusiasm, persistence, cooperation and focused attention they will need when they transition to school.
Our centres have a transition to school program where our educators work together with local kindergarten teachers and our preschool teachers attend transition to school meetings with local schools.
Read more about our Child-led Educational program here.
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.
The traditional owners of the area now known as Mosman are the Kuringgai People.
SDN Mosman opened in 1944 at 33 Brierley Street, a residential house that had been purchased by SDN in 1943 and converted into a nursery school.
Mosman’s large Federation-style houses were home to professionals and artists. During the Second World War, the need for long daycare and nursery schools in the Mosman area became apparent as more women took up work, or worked for long hours.
In 1976, the nursery school’s ‘old cottage’ house was replaced with the current building, which still provides a light-filled, modern environment for the education and care of children more than 40 years later.
Since its beginnings, SDN Mosman has reflected a strong connection with local families, and supported SDN's vision and commitment to enhance the wellbeing and development of all children.
Read more about Mosman's history here.
SDN Mosman also offers half day sessions. Half days are $122 for 0-3 years and $111 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:
Try our CCS estimator tool here.
You can also calculate what your out of pocket child care costs will be on the government’s child care subsidy calculator.
At SDN we want to ensure that all families have access to high quality, inclusive education and care as we provide at SDN Mosman. 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 $115 for children under three years old and $104 for children three years and over.
To find out more call us on 1300 831 445.