Our Results

Results: Show us how to best help our beautiful boy

Lifting the helplessness and frustration

What STaR parents say

“My son Harry has enjoyed going to Top Ryde Early Learning Centre for two years. This has been made possible with the help of STaR who give Harry’s educators training and extra assistance for him to be at the centre. We have agreed goals for Harry and meet regularly to chat about his progress. I am continually amazed when Harry learns new skills such as using visuals to make requests. STaR have included Harry in an iPad and shared book reading study. This has helped Harry by increasing the amount of time he can spend on an activity.
One of my favourite things is picking Harry up at daycare, to see his bright face and big smile when he takes my hand. He has enjoyed his day and we are on our way home. STaR has helped create many opportunities for Harry and is always there for us as a family. We are very grateful for their continued support.”

STaR parent 2012-2014

Results: These services are valuable from when they first walk in the door

Supporting Childcare Centres

What STaR centres say

“We have seen steady improvement in our children, including major breakthroughs in some areas, thanks to the support provided by STaR. The children have come along in leaps and bounds. Their development has impressed both the families and the staff.”

Results: I can rely on STaR for support and guidance

Relying on STaR

What STaR centres say

“The support provided by STaR has helped our centre to, most of all, have a really positive atmosphere where children with additional needs are supported in their growth and development, and staff are also supported in their own growth and professional development.”

Results: STaR providing research based knowledge on the best way to teach all our children.

Research Based Knowledge

What our centres found most valuable:

“The difference we get to make in these children’s and families’ lives, the opportunity to educate our families on the importance of inclusion, the growth, the smiles, the tears and the hugs. The positive feedback from the families of the role we have played too. A huge thank you to everyone.”

Results: Without this ongoing support, we would not be able to offer positions to as many children with additional needs that we currently do.

Ongoing Support

What our centres found most valuable:

“STaR has provided workshops which can be catered to our particular service. Plans are designed which reflect the typical daily routine. This has been easy to implement and useful for the staff and children.”


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The STaR Association receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and the NSW Department of Education


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