OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Little Stars is proudly family owned and operated, working with a team of dedicated professional educators to provide the highest quality of care and education. Our strong supportive management team values quality relationships with families, educators and the community ensuring that all children in our care are safe and provided with a holistic educational program. Guided by a strong emphasis on nature and the Reggio Emilia Approach our philosophy is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community which provides children with the tools to become capable and competent learners.
We believe that:
Strong, positive relationships between children, families and educators are the foundation to a child's learning.
Children thrive when surrounded by beautiful and purposeful environments where they can experience joy and wonder
Family is the most important contributor to the advancement of values and development of a child
Engaging with the natural world is fundamental to the emotional, intellectual and physical wellbeing of a child
When children learn to respect themselves, each other and the environment they will find stability and balance in their lives
Learning through a variety of creative languages' is essential for a child's wellbeing and cognitive development
Each child is unique and should be provided with uninterrupted time and space to develop at their own pace
Children viewed as confident and capable contributors to their own learning
Empathy and compassion is fostered through connections with animals and nature
Community ensures connection and valuable learning opportunities
Educators are highly valued and respected for their role in young children's development
The centre is owned by a husband and wife team who have 3 children of their own. Debbie is a dedicated hands-on early childhood professional who is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and believes that each child is unique in their curiosity and potential which ultimately drives their interest to learn about the world. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community which help develop vital social skills necessary to become competent citizens. Debbie has been in the profession for over 25 years but remains committed to making a difference in early childhood education, by providing an environment that offers rich, diverse play-based learning opportunities to ensure each child develops independence, curiosity, and confidence.
Eddie is a people person who is always willing to assist wherever he can. He is responsible for all the accounts and financial matters as well as the ongoing maintenance and upkeep to provide a safe play environment.