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Our Story

Enable children to grow and fulfil their potential
Our Mission

It is our mission to ensure that our curriculum, environments, and relationships enable children to grow and fulfill their potential, actively learn through play and engaging intentional teaching.

We aim for inspiring programs and strategic planning to contribute, influence and shape the development of our children, educators and community.

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Vision

It’s our commitment to advocate for children, spark their curiosity and set them up for successful futures.

We strive to build exceptional foundations to raise the benchmark in early education and care settings, and create an engaging and positive culture for early childhood professionals who place children at the core of everything we do.

We celebrate diversity and equity through partnerships with children, families and community. Together we will build a legacy that will inspire future generations.

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Our Little Scholars Philosophy
Our Commitment

Our childcare philosophy, developed in conjunction with educators and families, reflects and upholds our beliefs and values.

Together we take the time to build the individual foundations of education and care of all children’s future.

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2014

A new beginning In October 2014

Little Scholars School of Early Learning Yatala opened its doors. Our very first campus marked the beginning of a remarkable journey. From day one, Jae’s enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication to the children and families in our care have remained unwavering. Our mission has always been about helping to create amazing little humans.

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2016

Building strong leadership in 2016

We implemented full non-contact leadership teams – campus manager, assistant campus manager, educational leader and admin support – to ensure that our campuses are fully supported and focused on providing children with quality education and care for our families.

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2017

Outdoor Explorers was born

At Little Scholars School of Early Learning, we believe in fostering a deep connection between children and the natural world. That’s why we introduced our Bush Kinder program in 2017 because we recognised the profound benefits of outdoor exploration, adventure, and hands-on learning in natural environments. Bush Kinder allows our little scholars to develop a love for nature, enhance their physical and cognitive skills, and instill a lifelong appreciation for the environment. It’s all about nurturing curious minds and adventurous spirits, one step into the wild at a time. 

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2018

Little Scholars George Street opens in the heart of the bustling city

Little Scholars School of Early Learning George Street opened its doors in February 2018. This CBD campus in Brisbane City, purposefully built and family-owned, offers a homely environment where every child is encouraged to explore, imagine, and find a safe place to call their second home. Its unique location, which we affectionately call it our campus in the sky, is perfectly located for those who work in the centre of the city. We have the largest indoor playground around, and even offer valet service to ease families’ traffic headaches.

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2019

The Scholars Group - a new beginning In 2019

We embarked on a transformative journey as we introduced “The Scholars Group.” We believed it was time for a name change that better reflected our evolving vision and mission. This change signaled our commitment to providing exceptional early childhood education and care under a unified banner. The Scholars Group is the parent company behind Little Scholars School of Early Learning.

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2020

Our journey with Baby Give Back - a shared vision for every child's best start

Our partnership with Baby Give Back marks the beginning of a heartwarming journey. Little Scholars School of Early Learning and Baby Give Back share a common vision – to give every child the best possible start in life. Together, we strive to create a brighter future for all by providing essentials and support to families in need. Our collaboration is a testament to the power of community and compassion, ensuring that no child is left behind on their journey to success and happiness. Our families and our campuses have stepped up and raised money, donated and collected goods and volunteered to support this fantastic charity and the tens of thousands of people in our community who rely on Baby Give Back.

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2021

Fraser Foundation launch In October 2021

Jae Fraser and Andrew Heslehurst launched the Fraser Foundation. This foundation aims to provide financial assistance to aspiring educators seeking a rewarding career in shaping the minds of future generations. Through grants and scholarships, successful applicants gain access to tertiary studies and research in the field of early childhood education.

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2022

Quality Practice Manager joins our team

At Little Scholars School of Early Learning, we’ve welcomed a dedicated quality practice manager to uphold our commitment to excellence. She ensures continuous improvement in our programs, regulatory compliance, and staff development. Our quality practice manager also fosters strong parent and community engagement, creating an enriching environment where your child can thrive.

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2023

Expanding our community

We expanded our Intergenerational Program in partnership with Odyssey and Feros Care. Our ‘Grandfriends’ program brings together young children and seniors, bridging two increasingly segregated population groups. These visits take place once every fortnight, enhancing the mental and social development of the children while offering companionship and support to seniors facing challenges such as isolation and dementia.

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2023

Little Scholars Parkwood

Little Scholars School of Early Learning Parkwood opened its doors in 2023. This campus holds a special place in our hearts, as it is where Jae began his early learning journey 24 years ago at Kids Campus. We are excited to continue our mission of nurturing young minds in this cherished location.

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Experience the Little Scholars difference

At Little Scholars, we believe in the holistic development of children. While early childhood learning is the centre of what we do, it’s not all we do. We help develop the whole child, supporting and nurturing their spirit – emotional, social, physical – so that they grow up to be confident, compassionate, and well-rounded individuals. Our approach is about academic preparation, yes, but it's also all about fostering a lifelong love for learning and equipping our little ones with the skills and mindset to thrive in every aspect of their lives. This comprehensive focus on nurturing every facet of a child's development, is the reason why nine out of 10 parents choose to enrol their children at Little Scholars after visiting one of our 14 campuses. Our commitment to excellence in early education, combined with our passion for creating a warm, inclusive, and stimulating environment sets us apart. At Little Scholars, your child will not only learn but also experience joy, creativity, and the freedom to explore their potential in a safe and supportive setting.

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Let us hold your hand and help looking for a child care centre. Leave your details with us and we’ll be in contact to arrange a time for a ‘Campus Tour’ and we will answer any questions you might have!