The agreement follows a wide-ranging tendering and selection process. SdN was announced as a preferred supplier in August and the agreement is expected to begin managing services from January 2021, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals. UNW offers two categories of employment to our employees: academic or professional. Read more detailed information about our terms and conditions of employment under the relevant enterprise agreement. SDN Children`s Services and the University of NSW have signed an agreement for the NDS to manage three of the university`s long day care centres on their behalf. The centres have all achieved high quality assessments against national quality standards and have a good reputation among families. Originally created to enable UNW staff and students to reach their careers and studies, this agreement demonstrates the university`s commitment to helping children and families continue to access these important services. “UNW is pleased that SDN, a not-for-profit organization with a good reputation for quality early childhood education and care, has received the tender,” said David Ward, UNW Vice President of Human Resources. “The university looks forward to working with the NDS and seeing children, families, staff and students continue their positive experiences on the UNW campus.” Founded in 1905, SDN currently operates 24 children`s and long-term kindergarten services in the NSW and ACT, as well as therapies for children from birth to high school, including services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and family services that help children thrive by encouraging strong families , functional and well-helped. “Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible for the children, families and staff at the centre, without compromising quality,” said Kay Turner, NDS. “This is a great opportunity for the NDS to work with the university, our staff and our families, and I look forward to advancing our partnership in the years to come.” The services are all located around the university campus and are aimed at the children of university staff and students, as well as the local community. SDN is an experienced not-for-profit service provider that focuses on the well-being, learning and development of children in integration environments.