BEFORE completing the application form, please check you meet the Application Criteria and obtain funding from one of the sources below.
We will be offering a small number of scholarship positions (fully funded by Little Stars Kids), however we recommend that you attempt to obtain funding for the child to ensure that the child can be included in the program.
- Child must be in long term care or on second short term order/not in the process of reunification.
- Child must reside (and have the tutoring) within the Brisbane, Gold Coast or Toowoomba area.
- Must be able to commit to 12-months participation in the program to ensure consistent and measurable improvement.
- Child must be in a stable placement at the time of application.
- Carer or other responsible adult must be able to provide supervision for the sessions in a quiet space for tutoring to occur.
- Foster or kinship carer must be committed to complying with the terms of the Carer Agreement and sign the agreement prior tothe child commencing in the program.
- Foster or kinship carer must be agreeable to assisting with the evaluation of the tutoring for the child by providing relevantinformation to enable the child's progress to be evaluated.
The Little Stars Learners program cost for the 2022 school year is $3,680 (plus GST) for young people in Prep to Grade 6, $5,360 (plus GST) for Years 7 to 9, and $7,040 (plus GST) for Years 10-12.
Has funding been approved for the child to participate in the Little Stars Learners Program?
How is funding going to be provided for the program?
Please provide invoicing details
Please note that an invoice will be issued and payment can be made in advance by 30 November 2022 once the spot has been confirmed. Alternatively, if you prefer to split the cost over two financial years 50% of the fees will be due by 10 December 2022 and the balance of 50% can be paid by 15 July 2022.
When funding is to be provided through the Complex Needs Support Allowance a Direct Debit arrangement will be set up with the recipient of the CNSA. Please provide the name and details of the CNSA whose bank account the funding will be direct debited from so that we can organise this:
Details of Person Completing Form
Current Order (please attach a copy)
Is the child in the process of being reunified?
Is the child seeing a therapist?
Is the child currently receiving any additional help through speech pathology/occupational therapy
Foster Carer / Kinship Carer / Guardian's Details
General Medical & Care Information
Diagnosed Illnesses (e.g. post-traumatic stressdisorder, Autism, ADHD etc.)
Any pre-existing physical injuries/illnesses/ailments?
Are there any physical, social or psychological issues that may affect the child's participation?
Triggers which may impact upon the child's behaviour, psychological or emotional state (e.g. does the child respond better to males or females)
Education and Learning Status
Academic Tutoring Commitment
Has the child had tutoring previously?
Is the child likely to be enthusiastic about tutoring?
Can you make the child available for tutoring for at least 1 hour per week
Can you commit to 1 full term of tutoring?
Do you consent to Little Stars Kids receiving updates from the tutor on the child's progress?
Are you prepared to respond quickly to the tutoring company to enable a date to be set for tutoring?
If your application for tutoring is accepted, the foster or kinship carer or guardian will be required to sign terms and conditions with Little Stars Kids and will also need to comply with any terms the tutoring company has in place. Are you agreeable to this?
Are you agreeable to the child participating in a research study to assess the impact of the tutoring on the child, as part of the broader study on the impact of tutoring for foster children in primary school years? (Please note that consent from the CYJMA will also be obtained)
Please select days & times available for tutoring (mention the time on the text boxes)
Please select the areas which you would like the child to receive tutoring in
Agency and Department Details
By signing this document, you agree that you have completed this truthfully and to the best of your knowledge.
I consent to Little Stars Kids Pty Ltd ABN 48 602 704 781 (LSK) collecting the personal information on this Application Form for the purposes of assessing the application for funding I am authorised to provide this consent on behalf of the Child referred to in the application.
Please attached the following documents to this application before sending.