Little Scientists is passionate about providing early childhood educators with inquiry-based STEM professional development. We do this through a range of in-person, in-service, and online professional development workshops across 10+ exciting, pedagogy-based STEM topics.
Our goal is to empower educators to build the skills and confidence to create joyful STEM experiences for young children in every corner of the country and foster curiosity, critical thinking, and resilience in the next generations.
We are proudly not-for-profit and supported by the Australian Government, with our workshops aligned with the National Quality Framework, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and the Early Years Learning Framework.
have been delivered by Little Scientists across Australia, including in-person workshops, online workshops, and online panel discussions.
have been empowered to unlock the wonders of STEM in their service or classroom by attending a Little Scientists training.
Over 200 early childhood education services across Australia have been certified as a Little Scientists House for their commitment to STEM education.
STEM Professional Development
Little Scientists runs in-person workshops across Australia that are hands on, play based, and delivered by experienced Little Scientists trainers.
You can choose from 10+ exciting STEM workshops, with each workshop exploring a unique STEM subject partnered with a pedagogical topic, like Water and Co-constructed Environments or Chemical Reactions and Language Development.
With an in-service workshop booking, you can immerse your entire team in hands-on inquiry-based STEM learning without leaving your service.
This means an expert Little Scientists trainer can travel to your service to deliver your choice of workshop at time that suits — lowering your PD cost, decreasing travel time, and helping to create a stronger team bond.
No matter where you live, Little Scientists has you covered with a series of live online workshops focused on topical STEM subjects — like National Science Week or Sea Week — to help you cultivate children’s excitement for STEM exploration.
You can also tune into our online STEM panel discussions, in which expert guests take you on a journey through their field and connect STEM to early education.
Upcoming online workshops and webinars
STEM Hour: Bush Kinder
Discover how to nurture children's love of STEM through nature play!
Inspire STEM: Bush Kindy
Investigate the creatures and plants that call Australia home!
Become a Little Scientist House
Over 200 early childhood services across Australia have been recognised through the Little Scientists House certification program. Having your service certified involves designating two educators to become trained in two or more STEM topics and submitting a child-led STEM project.
Becoming a Little Scientists House is great way to communicate to families that your service is committed to hands on, inquiry-based STEM education and empower your educators to become early STEM leaders.
Applications to become a Little Scientist House are opening soon. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when it happens.
Become a STEM Leader with Little Scientists
Little Scientists supports early childhood educators to develop the skills and confidence to implement joyful, age-appropriate STEM learning. Our engaging, play-based workshops are designed with you and your service in mind and make scientific exploration as accessible as possible by utilising low-cost, everyday materials that you can find around your home or service.
Invest in your professional development and go on the pathway to early STEM leadership by attending Little Scientists in-person and online workshops and developing your expertise in a range of STEM and pedagogical topics.