Illawarra, NSW, Australia
+61 481 207 586

Above & Beyond

Early Childhood consulting

Local Limelight Interview

Watch the story of Above & Beyond Early Childhood Consulting

Stella Stead being interviewed by Jake Mackenzie MMJ Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer on ‘Local Limelight’ in February 2021.

“My passion is to inspire and empower educators to be the best they can be”

Stella Stead – Owner of Above & Beyond Early Childhood Consulting


I provide a range of diverse consulting services


These webinars align with the National Quality Standards and the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

These webinars range between 45 min and one hour long


eBooks, booklets, webinars, podcasts and blog posts


About Above & Beyond Early Childhood Consulting

Hello, I’m Stella Stead. I am a mentor, speaker and passionate leader.


I am an advocate for early childhood and a mother to a beautiful daughter. My Early Childhood journey commenced in 1997. Throughout the past 24 years I have worked in both the private sector in Long Day Care and Community based services.

Above and Beyond Early Childhood Consulting aims to teach leaders to be authentic in their roles

Leadership is about creating more leaders, not followers.

Empowering educators to be the best they can be.

Want to chat? Contact me on Messenger

Childhood Education Conference

Held in March 2020 at the Shellharbour Civic Centre.
Take a look at the highlights of the day!

Read more

Client testimonials

I’ve just completed the critical reflection for OSHC webinar and I absolutely loved it! I really enjoyed how Stella made it so easy to understand critical reflection and that it really isn’t so hard. I also liked how it underpinned the framework and how clear the links were.
Thank you Stella for offering such a great webinar for OSHC!!

Emily Eather

OMG what an amazing and knowledgeable time, I’ve completed some of Stella’s webinars and in my role of Educational Leader I’m so happy and inspired by Stella’s knowledge and support. Please, if you need support treat yourself to Stella’s informative webinars.
10 out of 10 from me!

Sue DeMarco

My husband and I own at OSHC service and have been operating for 4 years. Stella has been guiding us since the moment she opened her doors, and I find comfort in the fact that I can ask her for advice, training and resources in any area of childcare.
We gained ‘Exceeding’ during Assessment & Rating and I thank Stella for the incredible input that she gave us in preparation for this.
I couldn’t be happier with the service that Stella provides, she’s there for me, my centre and my educators 100% of the time.

Rebecca Raschilla

I went to stella’s nominated supervisor workshop today and I learnt so much, she is a great mentor and I highly recommend her workshops.
Thanks again Stella for a great day!

Adam Joseph

Stella is not only an amazing educator but is an amazing mentor. I have worked with her in numerous different positions and each time she has been professional knowledgable and understanding. I highly recommend her service.

Maria Stavros

Stella is truly amazing in the early childhood sector and as my mentor over the past year.
She has been a wonderful support and her enthusiasm and professionalism has helped me gain knowledge and a further understanding about fundamentals in early childhood education.

Tatyna Stevens-Joseph

Latest blogs, articles, webinars & resources available

Creating your ideal team – workbook

Purpose of this workbook Hi amazing educators! This PDF editable workbook has been designed with topics from the elements within Quality Area 4 of the National Quality Standards – ‘Staffing[…]

Read more

So much more than a piece of paper on the wall- ‘Embedding the Statement Of Philosophy in your setting’

So much more than a piece of paper on the wall- ‘Embedding the Statement Of Philosophy in your setting’ This 56-minute pre-recorded webinar will assist you to reflect on your[…]

Read more

Educational Leader Booklet

Educational Leader Booklet Purpose of this booklet This 35 page PDF booklet can be used at staff meetings, team meetings and one on one meetings. The purpose of this booklet[…]

Read more