Ms JO HAYLEN (Summer Hill) (19:54:44): This week SDN Marrickville Children's Education and Care Centre celebrates its seventy-fifth birthday. That is 75 years of smiles, laughter, learning and no doubt a few grazed knees along the way. SDN Marrickville has been a home away from home for generations of young inner‑westies, providing care and support to families since 1944. Educators both past and present have set the gold standard in care, professionalism and compassion.

The kids love the wonderful classrooms and the amazing garden which makes this childcare centre one of the best. Parents and guardians have often spoken to me about how much they appreciate and value their kids' educators and just how proud they are to be part of the SDN community. I thank the staff and educators at SDN Marrickville both past and present and wish all the kids and educators the very best in the seventy-fifth birthday celebrations.