Illawarra, NSW, Australia
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Testimonials

When we were notified that we were up for our assessment and rating,
we were nervous and unprepared to say the least! We came across Stella’s business and decided some help in organisation would give us a step in the right direction.
Stella exceeded our expectations as she had answers for absolutely everything. It is obvious that Stella is passionate and has extensive knowledge about the childcare industry.
We received our rating of EXCEEDING and I know that Stella’s help made this result possible!
Thank you Stella!

Rebecca Raschilla
Owner / Nominated Supervisor
Bungalow OOSH Care (Corrimal)

Stella has been an amazing support to my centre- Little and Loud Child Care Centre. Stella brings the knowledge and advice needed to help with supporting my educators in the Assessment & Rating Process, which allowed the educators to gain a better understanding of the National Quality Standards.

Stella is very professional in her work and knows the sector well.

Marie Miller
Owner/Director
Little & Loud Childcare Centre

I have worked with Stella in numerous professional roles. I have found Stella to be an amazing support to myself and my team. Her knowledge, encouragement and advice is priceless. Stella has assisted the service with a visit where she observed, sighted and documented the daily happening of the centre against the seven quality areas. The report and feedback was honest and professional. Her guidance and support allowed for changes to be made. This allowed continuous improvement for our service in all quality areas.

Stella’s professionalism and knowledge of Early childhood education are some of the reasons I continue to engage her services.

I would highly recommend her expertise to any Director, Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader or Management Committee looking to assist with continuous improvement for their service or assisting leaders to excel in their roles.

Maria Stavros
Nominated Supervisor
Toxteth Kindergarten 

In 2016 our service engaged Stella as an educational consultant. Over six sessions she mentored myself, as nominated supervisor and our educational leader. She inspired us with her vast knowledge and experience in the early childhood field. The mentoring sessions helped us to build the skills and confidence that we need in our roles as leaders. The topics that she covered in our sessions included building cohesive teams, staff appraisals, leadership skills, continuous improvement and professional development.

Following the mentoring sessions, we engaged Stella to conduct a review of our service under the National Quality Standards. She spent two days observing our program and practice. She then delivered a comprehensive report at a staff meeting giving us feedback on our practices under the Framework.


I would recommend Stella to any service who is looking for ideas and inspiration and ways of improving practise. Stella is passionate about early childhood education and providing support for educators and services.

Kate Damo
Director, Birrahlee Preschool Lane Cove

Stella is simply fantastic. She is knowledgeable, dedicated, passionate and is filled with energy.


She is truly committed to making a difference in this field and the world and is making a significant impact. She does all of this with a warm heart and a fun spirit that shines.

The early childhood field is fortunate to have her leadership.

Deborah McNelis, M. Ed

Brain Insight Online

Wow! Having just started at a new centre and experienced a tough few moments straight up this Webinar couldn’t have entered my life at a better time.

Stella’s Nominated Supervisor Leadership webinar left me INSPIRED! but not just that with knowledge and tips as well. I was feeling so overwhelmed and now I feel I have goals and ideas not just for me as a leader but for my whole team moving forward. The webinar and follow up chat also reminded me of the importance of referring all the so called “Why’s or Expectations” back to the NQF, NQS, EYLF, and Regulations that its not on “your back” or “your expectations” which is a tool I feel I really needed to reminded about, in order to manage my team.


Simply Thank You!!

Louise Ellen

Stella has been a wonderful support for me as an Educational Leader in a large preschool.

Her enthusiasm , professionalism , knowledge and passion is amazing!

Stella has mentored me and helped me to grow over the last 2 years. Thanks Stella!


Tash Smith

Stella is professional, knowledgeable, fun, approachable, down to earth, helpful and has many years of real hands-on experience. She is a passionate early childhood professional. I highly recommend her.

Rene Smede

I would highly recommend any child care service engage with Stella from above an beyond.

Stella has helped my team get to where we want to be and I can always count on Stella to deliver an engaging, and informative training package to my Educators. I know I can always call on Stella for knowledge and advice!

Michelle van Reed