Supporting children and families since 1905
SDN Children’s Services is a not for profit organisation that has been delivering quality early childhood education and child care, disability services and family support services since 1905.
We are proud of our long history of working with children and their families, communities, and supporting the development of practitioners and children’s services. We have more than 700 staff across 30 sites in Sydney, regional NSW and the ACT, and are one of Australia’s most respected children’s services organisations.
SDN’s organisational structure is integrated so that children and their families can benefit from all areas of SDN’s expertise.
SDN's vision of a better, more equitable world is a touchstone for all of our work. It is also the essence and foundation of our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan. Our Strategic Plan describes the intent of SDN and what needs to be in place to get there.
Our Annual Reports and Financial Statements
SDN is here for children from birth, and for their families and communities. We’re here for the wellbeing of children, now and for the future.
We know from research and our own experience that getting a good start in life means that a range of resources and services are needed and are more effective if they are coordinated. Like the communities and families we work with, our staff come from diverse backgrounds.
Our person-centric, place-based Pathways Approach provides a framework so our different services can be combined in ways that make sense for you and your family, broaden your child’s learning and growth, and help them to feel safe and cared for.
SDN formally acknowledges the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and custodians of the land. We pay our respect to Elders, past and present.
Our volunteer Board provides strategic leadership
We use an integrated approach in everything we do
Our Commitment to Children
At SDN we’re here for the wellbeing of all children
Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People
SDN integrates Aboriginal perspectives and practices throughout all...
Meet our Senior Leadership Team
Founded in 1905 SDN has been there for children since birth for ove...
Research and evaluation
SDN values research and work with external organisations
Together we can help children access support that’s as unique as th...
Our publications and policies
Our publications and policies provide information about our operat...