Discover the four elements that shape our educational program.
SDN Ultimo is a 55 place centre located within Sydney TAFE’s Ultimo College premises, providing early childhood education and child care for the children of TAFE students and the local community. We welcome children from birth to school age.
Your child will love their day at SDN Ultimo, with access to open, bright, nature-inspired, and secure spaces, with plenty of opportunities for inquisitive and energetic bodies to play, relax and explore. SDN Ultimo's vibrant outdoor space provide an ideal backdrop for its culturally diverse children and staff to connect with each other. We have strong links with the local community, so our children enjoy regular excursions to local spots.
Our qualified and experienced educators use intentional teaching and play-based learning to enhance every child’s desire to know and learn. We welcome the diversity of our families and the local community and we encourage participation in all aspects of our curriculum. You can learn more about our educational program here.
Our families say…
“The staff and the centre are wonderful … I am very happy with the centre and how my child experiences it.”
“Staff are what makes the centre truly special. They all deserve medals.”
The traditional owners of the Ultimo area are the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.
SDN Ultimo has been operating within the Ultimo TAFE grounds since 2002 after a successful tender in 2001 to manage two TAFE child care centres at the Ultimo and Petersham campuses.
In 2010 SDN Ultimo was proud to be one of 20 centres across Australia to participate in the first trial to test the workability of the new National Quality Standards.
Since its beginnings, SDN Ultimo has undergone many changes and has always reflected a strong connection with the families in this vibrant and diverse educational community.