Creating Brighter Futures

Trauma Informed Tutoring for Young People living in Foster Care

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Creating Brighter Futures

Trauma Informed Tutoring for Young People living in Foster Care

Apply to Join Little Stars Learners ProgramRequest an Information Pack
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The educational gap between children in care and their peers tends to begin at a young age, increases as they get older, and persists through their lives.

When children miss the basics of reading and writing, it can adversely affect self-esteem, confidence and reinforce negative self-beliefs.

Poor educational outcomes can lead to young people disengaging with the school system, joblessness, crime, drug abuse, mental health issues, youth pregnancy and a continuation of the cycle of abuse for offspring.

Creating positive engagement with learning can be the impetus a child needs to break the cycle and develop a hope-filled vision for a brighter future.


Trauma Informed Tutors

Get results with trauma trained tutors who understand the challenges facing kids in care.

Improved Numeracy & Literacy

Engage in one-on-one tutoring to build solid academic foundations for kids from Prep to Grade 6.

Weekly Session Reports

Track each child’s progress with weekly in-home session reports and academic reviews.

The ‘Little Stars Learners’ Program

The Little Stars Learners Program provides weekly one-on-one, in-home academic tutoring for primary aged school children in South East Queensland.

Our tertiary level tutors have undergone specialised trauma training, validated by research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Tutors understand the impact of abuse and neglect on the developing brain and the obstacles facing children in care.

If you wish to apply for a spot in our program, please check the enrolment criteria and complete an application form by clicking below.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”
Nelson Mandela

We understand how hard it can be for young people to learn when they’ve experienced abuse and neglect as a child.

  • Program developed in consultation with leading Independent Child Practitioner Consultant and Accredited TBRI Practitioner Kerri Chard
  • All tutors undergo Queensland University of Technology (QUT) validated trauma training
  • Little Stars Kids understand the Child Care and Protection system and work directly with CYJMA and foster agencies

Become a Little Stars Learner


1. Request an Information Pack

Request a Little Stars Learners Information Pack then book a time to talk with our team to ensure the program suits your needs.

Request an Information Pack


2. Secure Funding

Secure program funding from the foster agency, CYJMA or using the Complex Needs Support Allowance and complete an online application form.

Online Application Form


3. Become a Little Star Learner

Create stronger numeracy and literacy skills with specialised trauma-informed in-home tutoring


Want to enrol a young person living in foster or kinship care into the Little Stars Learner program, but unable to obtain funding?

Little Stars Kids is able to provide a limited number of scholarships to children who are unable to secure alternate funding. The 12-month program is made available through the support of our generous donors and sponsors.

Apply for Scholarship

Support Our Mission

Our mission is to help young people who have experienced abuse and neglect to engage in learning in a positive way, rebuild confidence and self- esteem to enable them to thrive not only at school, but in life. Find out how you can get involved and support our mission.

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“Brilliant concept. It is almost expected that kids in care will have poorer educational outcomes.  Little Stars Learners ensures kids in care are not left behind”

“It is helping him re-engage with learning. There are other tutoring services but with this one these is no judgement about his school situation or behaviour.”

“He does poorly in a classroom but is engaged during tutoring. He has learnt to read analogue clocks independently and excitedly does set homework”

With trauma informed tutoring, kids in foster care
can break the cycle and live a successful and fulfilling lives

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