Welcome to the Little Stars Blog!
Where we’ll keep you up to date on our fun events and activities along with a bunch of other interesting stuff we’d love to share with you!
SOME CREATIVE FUN AT OUR PAKENHAM CENTRE!
(27th June 2022)
Our pre kinders and kinders turned leaves into insects! A part of our group learning project.Take a peek!
THE OBSTACLE COARSE AT LITTLE STARS ENDEAVOUR HILLS
(24th June 2022)
At Little Stars Endeavour Hills, we little ones practice our gross motor skills, our balancing, and we love doing the obstacle course! We are learning to be confident and involved learners.
SPORTS ACITIVITIES WITH THE “TIGER CUBS!”
(24th June 2022)
Thank you, “Tiger Cubs”, for making our children happy and engaging them in lots of sports activities!
(24th June 2022)
Our kinders made their own musical instruments by recycling items donated by parents...Listening to and creating music helps children learn numeracy, literacy, and emotional skills. Incorporating music into routines and play in the early years has a positive influence on children's early development.
A SPECIAL VISITOR TO OUR CRANBOURNE CENTRE!
(17th June 2022)
We had a special visitor at Little Stars Cranbourne today- a parent who works as a postman! This wonderful gentleman took the time to tell our curious Little Stars all about his job! How he delivers letters, where to buy stamps and he even brought postcards to show us! How thrilled our Little Stars were to see his bright yellow and red delivery bike, and his special uniform! A big thank you to our parent and all the postmen for their services in our community.
OUR LITTLE ADVENTURE TO CRANBOURNE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
(11th June 2022)
Cranbourne Park Primary School invited our kinder children to participate in the session around letter formation and rotating activities that support their fine motor development. On our way to school, children observed and were curious about many things. We named birds,learned how to cross roads and said HELLO to the neighbors!
OPEN DAY AT LITTLE STARS MELTON! – THE PHOTOS ARE IN!
(1st June 2022)
Our Open Day at Melton was a wonderful success! A huge thank you to all who participated - and we're thrilled that everyone had so much fun! Check our Facebook page out for more photos!
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
(5th June 2022)
Happy World Environment Day 2022! It is essential to advocate for a greener environment and the conservation of nature so future generations will be able to lead a healthier life. All of us together can make the change that’s crucial at this time.
IT’S OPEN DAY AT LITTLE STARS MELTON!
(9th May 2022)
You’re cordially invited to join us on Saturday 14th May 2022 between 10:30am and 12:30pm for “OPEN DAY!” at 8-10 Sherwin Court, Melton VIC 3337. We’ve planned lots of fun activities for the children, and if enrolling on this day you get $1000 back! (Conditions apply*) Call us on (03) 9088 7681 for more details!
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS AT OUR CENTRES!
(7th May 2022)
Moms are like buttons - They hold everything together! Mother’s Day at our centres were filled with lots of fun activities that everyone enjoyed!
(3rd May 2022)
Eid Mubarak to all! Wishing everyone has a blessed and joyous one!
(25th April 2022 )
ANZAC commemorates the landing in 1915, during World War I, of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli Peninsula. At the end of that year, the allied forces were evacuated after both sides had suffered heavy casualties. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. News of the landing at Gallipoli made a profound impact on Australians back at home and 25th April became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
A BLESSED EASTER TO ALL!
(17th April 2022)
Bunny kisses and Easter wishes! Here's wishing everyone a Happy Easter! Our Little Stars had such a wonderful time!
HAPPY SINHALA & TAMIL NEW YEAR!
(14th April 2022 )
The New Year’s celebration is all the more festive because it is observed by both Sinhala Buddhists and Tamil Hindus. The annual event is marked by religious ceremonies, family activities, traditional foods, colourful decorations and a general feeling of good will toward neighbours and friends. This important national festival, known as Avurudu in Sinhala and Puththandu in Tamil, is not celebrated in any other nation. It is unique to the people of Sri Lanka. All of us at Little Stars wish everyone a Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year!
PLAY HELPS CHILDREN PRACTICE WHAT THEY ARE LEARNING
(05th April 2022)
Life isn’t always fun and games, but it is for these Little Stars!
LITTLE STARS PAKENHAM IS NOW OPEN
(30th March 2022 )
The newest addition to our Little Stars Family! A shout out to all who joined us and everyone who made this day a success! Our team of friendly and experienced educators welcome you to our Pakenham centre where every child will be provided with the opportunity to develop and learn - while having tonnes of fun! Now taking enrolments! Call us on (03) 8608 7901 for more information or to schedule a tour at our spacious new centre at 4, Merlot Road, Pakenham.
CULTURES OF THE WORLD – CELEBRATING HOLI!
( 20th March 2022 )
This Indian festival of Spring, colours and love is always a super fun event for all of us! Wishing everyone a Happy Holi!
IT’S OPEN DAY AT OUR NEWEST CENTRE IN PAKENHAM!
( 14th March 2022 )
You’re cordially invited to join us on Saturday 19th March 2022 between 10:30am and 12:30pm for “OPEN DAY!” at 4 Merlot Road Pakenham. We’ve planned lots of fun activities for the children, and if enrolling on this day you get $1000 back! (Conditions apply*) Call us on (03) 8608 7901 for more details!
CLASS OF 2022 KINDER INFORMATION NIGHT
(11th March 2022)
Its Kinder Information Night! Head on over to our Noble Park centre on the 18th of March between 6:45pm to 7:45pm for a tour of the premises and all you’d like to know about our programs. Snacks are included! Call us on (03) 9546 4066 to RSVP by Wednesday, 16th March 2022
( 28th February 2022 )
IMPORTANT NOTICE – CHANGES TO CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
(25th February 2022)
From 7th March 2022, families with more than one child aged 5 or under in care will get a higher Child Care Subsidy for their second child and younger children.
IT WAS ALL ABOUT ORANGES AT CRANBOURNE!
( 23rd February 2022 )
Today we explored our five senses at kinder. The children learnt how to make orange juice! Experimenting and measuring while observing different colours. This activity stimulates their senses which helps to improve their imagination and creativity!
A PEEK AT WHAT OUR LITTLE STARS ARE UP TO!
(21st February 2022)
Our Little Stars at Shepparton were sharing the love, while our Cranbourne and Noble Park Little Stars were getting creative! And our Little Stars at Melton were trying their hand at making pizza!
( 13th February 2022 )
The year was 268 in Rome, when Emperor Claudius II wanted a fierce team of young men to fight in his armies. He found that when young men were in love or shared their lives with a wife and children, they tended to be more cautious. So, he outlawed marriage. A brave priest named Valentine however continued performing marriage ceremonies in secret before he was found and put to death on February the 14th. Centuries later the Catholic Church made the kindly priest a saint. Valentine’s death and the tradition of love that he created is celebrated world-wide by people of all religions. People send cards, flowers and candy in countries around the world.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT!
(8th February 2022)
We all love our babies but sometimes we need a teenie break! This Valentine’s we’re giving Mommy and Daddy a chance to sneak off – for abit! We’ll be taking the bestest care of your little ones with lots of fun and dinner planned out just for them! Call us on 03 9708 0411 to book your spot before the 12th! This service is provided for FREE!
CHINESE NEW YEAR WISHES!
( 31st January 2022 )
Wishing everyone health, prosperity and good fortune this Lunar New Year!
OUR LOVELY LITTLE STARS JOINING IN THE CELEBRATIONS!
(28th January 2022)
May the celebrations of Australia Day fill our hearts, souls and homes with happiness and smiles!
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!
( 25th January 2022)
Honoring the first permanent European settlement on the continent of Australia. When Arthur Phillip sailed into what is now Sydney cove on the 26th of January 1788 with a shipload of convicts. In the early 1800s the date, called Foundation Day, was celebrated by politicians and businessmen of New South Wales with private dinners. It then began to be called Anniversary Day, and in 1836 the first Anniversary Regatta, still held as the Australia Day Regatta and the oldest such sailing race in the world, was run in Sydney Harbor. In 1988, January 26 became a national public holiday.
SPECIAL OFFER AT OUR CRANBOURNE CENTRE!
(17th January 2022)
Hurry up! Enrol today and get $1000! Give us a call on 03 5998 4286 or schedule a visit to our centre at 24-26 Walter Street, Cranbourne.
LESSONS IN NATURE AND A PEEK AT OUR LITTLE STARS AT OUR CENTRES
( 17th January 2022 )
Play is the highest form of research. Seems our Little Stars truly love nature and the outdoors!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!
(1st January 2022)
Wishing you all filled with new adventures, good fortune, and happiness! - From all of us at Little Stars
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT LITTLE STARS!
( 24th December 2021 )
Santa paid us an early visit – much to the delight of all the children! Everyone loves getting presents from jolly old Father Christmas!
LITTLE STARS FUN DAY! - ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT AT OUR SHEPPARTON CENTRE
( 13th December2021 )
It was a time to strengthen family bonds as we connect with your little ones in a special way. A big thank you to the local families and team members who joined us at the event! As a gracious member of the local community, Little Stars proudly donated $500.00 worth of essential food items towards THE ORANGE DOOR- SHEPPARTON for children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence, and families who need extra support with the care of children.
GRADUATION DAY AT LITTLE STARS ENDEAVOUR HILLS!
( 12th December2021 )
Congratulations to our Little Stars at Endeavour Hills!
LITTLE STARS FUN DAY ON SATURDAY THE 11TH OF DECEMBER 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!
(6th December 2021)
Come join us for a host of fun events!
Date: 11th December 2021
Time: 11am – 1pm
Venue: 195 Knight Street, Shepparton
Call us on 03 5821 7805 for more details!
GRADUATION DAY AT LITTLE STARS SHEPPARTON!
( 3rd December2021 )
Congratulations on graduating! This is just the beginning… You are a star in the making… Shine on!
OUR COMMUNITY HIGH TEA PARTY AT CRANBOURNE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
( 26th November 2021 )
Another successful event at Little Stars Early Learning & Kindergarten Cranbourne. We were honoured to have The Honourable Anthony Byrne MP of The Australian House of Representatives and Chloe, the Cultural Coordinator from Narre Warren Police Station at our Community High Tea. A big thank you to the local families and team members who joined us as-well! Being a gracious member of the local community, Little Stars were proud to donate $1000.00 towards FOOD BANK Fighting Hunger in Australia.
PLAY-BASED LEARNING – ENDEAVOUR HILLS CENTRE
(22nd November 2021)
When play is fun and child-directed, children are motivated to engage in opportunities to learn. This often reveals children’s ideas and understanding, and points to more opportunities for planned experiences that extend their learning. Play allows children to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks, create meaning and solve problems – important foundations for developing literacy, numeracy and social skills.
FARM DAY! – MELTON CENTRE
(22nd November 2021)
A little peek at our Little Stars enjoying Farm Day!
THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SPORTS PROGRAM KICKED OFF TODAY! – CRANBOURNE CENTRE
(22nd November 2021)
Our sports program is designed to introduce preschoolers to the fundamentals of sports. All equipment used has been specially designed to ensure age appropriateness, reliability, and safety.
IT'S ABOUT GETTING CHILDREN READY FOR SCHOOL, IT'S ABOUT GETTING THEM THE RIGHT START
(21st November 2021)
At Little Stars, we help children build and extend their language, literacy and numeracy skills, learn to be creative, and build their independence, so they can enter ‘big school’ with confidence.
COMMUNITY HIGH TEA PARTY AT OUR CRANBOURNE CENTRE
(11th November 2021)
Join us at our Community High Tea Party! On Thursday the 25th of November 2021 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at 24-26, Walter Street, Cranbourne.
Enrol on the same day to receive $500 cash back! (Our centre manager would be happy to provide more information).
(11th November 2021)
On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
In Australia and other allied countries, including New Zealand, Canada and the United States, 11 November became known as Armistice Day – a day to remember those who died in World War One.
After World War Two, the Australian Government agreed to the United Kingdom’s proposal that Armistice Day be renamed Remembrance Day to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars. Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts is commemorated on Remembrance Day
(4th November 2021)
Let's celebrate this festival in its true sense by spreading joy and light. Have a happy, safe and blessed Diwali!
DIWALI CELEBRATIONS AT LITTLE STARS
(4th November 2021)
We include celebrations from cultures around the world to deepen the understanding of and respect for different countries and their people. Our colorful Diwali at Little Stars:
PUT ON YOUR FAVOURITE COSTUMES OR GHOULISH DISGUISES! IT’S HALLOWEEN!
( 29th October 2021)
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people wore costumes and lit bonfires to ward off ghosts. It was also a celebration to welcome the harvest at the end of summer. A few hundred years later, Halloween has evolved into the fun holiday both children and adults alike look forward to. Here’s a peek at how we celebrated Halloween with our Little Stars:
WORLD SPACE WEEK – THERE’S NOTHING MORE CURIOUS THAN THAT ENDLESS EXPANSE OF LIMITLESS POSIBILITIES!
(14th October 2021)
It’s never too early to introduce the concept of space and planets to children. Not only does it spark imagination and ignite curiosity, but it also enhances all areas of a child’s development.
WE’VE GOT NEWS! LITTLE STARS PAKENHAM WILL BE OPENING SOON, AND EARLY ENROLMENTS ARE OPEN!
( 16th September 2021 )
Our newest facility will be opening soon in Pakenham! The centre is just 10 minutes away from the Pakenham train station and in close proximity to the Bunnings warehouse and Officeworks. Our six purposefully designed spaces at this centre offer a personalised approach to caring for and educating your child.
Father's Day 2021
4th September 2021
A shout out to all the fantastic fathers out there! Happy Father’s Day! Our Little Stars all worked hard to make your dad extra special!
Educator's Day 2021
1st September 2021
To our wonderful Educators and all Early Childhood Educators around Australia – Happy Educator’s Day 2021! Thank you for all your effort and dedication towards taking such great care and educating tomorrow’s leaders.
Book Week 2021 - Introducing our little stars to the magical world of books!
28th Aug 2021
Each year since 1945 the CBCA (The Children’s Book Council of Australia) has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. We were super excited to show our Little Stars how amazing reading a book can be! How reading opens the door into a whole world of imagination and knowledge. Looks like they enjoyed it!
Dental week 2021 - Lets keep those little teeth and gums healthy!
8th Aug 2021
Proper dental hygiene is important. Taking care of your teeth at a young age helps ensure that this good habit will continue into adulthood. We called in some experts to show our Little Stars the importance of healthy teeth and how to take care of their dental health!
Little Stars Melton - is now open!
2nd Aug 2021
We are proud to announce the opening of our new Little Stars Childcare & Kindergarten in Melton! Our spacious centre is an exciting new environment where our friendly and experienced educators will provide every child with the opportunity to develop and learn. Now taking enrolments!
Night day,and a little love of plants!
1st Aug 2021
Just a peek at what our Little Stars were up to today… learning about night and day! We also had fun planting!
Our Little Stars Learning little skills
1st Aug 2021
Even though it may look like fun and games, we do our best to incorporate important lessons into the activities we plan out for the children. Today our Little Stars got to work on their numeracy and literacy skills by measuring, counting, and reading through recipes! These fun activities also help the children and us educators develop a trusting and understanding bond which further helps develop their minds socially.
Naidoc week at Little Stars (7th Jul 2021)
1st Aug 2021
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, which was responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. During this week, the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are celebrated – not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life.