Angela Fitriadi- Founder and educational presenter cares about providing environmental education for kids that helps them to respect and support our environment, growing into caring, responsible members of the community.
Currently our focus is to provide environmental teaching resources to all Early Learning Organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 7 years we have visited over 250 centres and spent many hours in the garden at services throughout Queensland and New South Wales. What we have seen and learnt over those years, is that many of you have built and created wonderful vegetable gardens that would be the envy of many a seasoned gardener!
The ability to teach young children how to grow, care and enjoy fruits and vegetables has quickly been implemented, and as an industry we all deserve to feel very proud of the hardwork and effort that has changed how our young experience their first taste of school life.
During our visits we have seen centres that have worm farms, native bees, chickens and even ducks! We have been so inspired by the environments that have been set up, that on many occasions have not wanted to leave!
And it is because of these beautifully designed garden spaces that we encourage you to celebrate and really enjoy the sanctuary that YOU as an educator AND the children in your care can benefit from on a daily basis.
It is with this in mind that our Online Enviro Packs have been designed to teach not only kindergarten children the joys of gardening and the environment, but all the educators that teach them too!
We hope you love and share in the fun of our many activities and lesson plans, just as much as your children will. Let's really put these gardens to work, we have the tools, now let's embrace the true meaning of environment and take big strides together towards our future.
Best of luck & happy planting
We're Giving Back
We believe that an important part of growing a sustainable community and caring for our environment is to consider customer owned banking. In an age where people want to know if their coffee is sustainably sourced, veggies are organic and recycables are actually being recycled, ethical banking should be on your 'must do list'.
Setting your child up or moving your savings over to an ethical bank means you can be sure that your money is being used to make a positive impact on the world that we live in and one that they will inherit.
Ethical banking is central to obtaining an environmental and sustainable future.
We’re a business that loves to give back to the community and it gives us a huge amount of joy to support our services that are working towards caring for the community and the health of our planet.
Each year Little Garden Growers provides support to a local childcare centre through our Grow to Give program.
Angela, loves this aspect of the business and it’s an area that she has pledged to develop further in the future.
We provide a prize draw each year for the childcare centres we work with to help provide environmental education for their kids.
So a big thank you to all the childcare centres who have helped us raise money for our Give to Grow program so far, we’re very happy to be working with you!
To date we’ve supported each of the below charities:
2013 THE JODIE O'SHEA ORPHANAGE
$500 to provide music and computer classes
2014 THE AFRICA ALIVE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
$500 donation - your support allowed us to change the lives of children in Africa.
2015 THE CAMBODIAN CHILDREN'S FUND
$500 of art & craft supplies for their pre-school.
2016 UNICEF SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS APPEAL
$500 to purchase 2 ‘School In A Box’ kits to teach up to 80 children per kit in a refugee camp.
Local Early Learning Centres
Local centres who’ve received items from us to improve their environmental programs for kids include:
2013 : Goodstart Early Learning Centre Monterey Keys
2014 : Pandas Childcare Centre Elanora
2015 : Sun Kids Burleigh
2016 : Smiley Tots Chinderah
2017: Finger Prints Children's Centre Worongary
2018: Goodstart Early Learning Robertson
2019 Milestones Worongary
2020 Prize Draw
In 2020 each childcare centre to order a Little Growers Online Program is automatically
entered into our prize draw to win a fabulous Garden Prize.
Be in it to win it!
What’s inside the Little Growers Online Enviro Program?
“We aim to promote and support environmental education and activities so that everyone involved is inspired by the learning experience, and by doing so create a cascading effect that contributes to a healthier planet for everyone.”
We want to see our current and future generations showing consideration and respect for the environment, taking pride in using their skills and knowledge to care for the earth, sharing their experience and helping others to do the same.
We will support our local community in environmental education with programs, activities and resources that make learning about environment and sustainability easier, more interesting and more fun, so that educators enjoy getting involved and feel enthusiastic about teaching these subjects.
We will continue to help childcare centres and care facilities by providing the programs, resources and support for them to take control of their environment and sustainability programs with ease.
We will help children become confident little growers and inspire them to continue learning about and taking care of the outdoor environment.