Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia
- Welfare organisation
- Alternative Names
- Sydney Day Nursery and Nursery Schools Association Inc. (former name, 1931 - 1999)
- Sydney Day Nursery Association (former name, 1905 - 1931)
- Level I 141-145 Pitt St Redfern NSW 2016
SDN Children's Services Inc. was the first organisation in Australia to provide all day care for children.The Sydney Day Nursery was established in 1905 in Woolloomooloo on the initiative of a group of young women with an interest in young children's care and education as a result of their involvement in the Sydney Kindergarten Union. The organization aimed to 'preserve family life, to educate mothers in child health and to save babies from death and from becoming State wards'. The Day Nursery catered for infants and toddlers ranging in age from a few weeks to three years. By 1927 the Association had established five centres. It changed its name in 1931 to become the Sydney Day Nursery and Nursery Schools Association Inc. and in 1934 it established the Nursery School Teachers Training College. It changed its name again in 1999 to become SDN Children's Services Inc. This new name reflected an expansion of services for children other than centre based long day care.