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STEM certification

Become a Little Scientists House to identify your service’s commitment to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM education. 

Why become a Little Scientists House?

Recognition for best practice in schools and early childhood settings is important.

The Little Scientists House STEM certification program identifies to your children, parents, peers and the wider community, your service’s commitment to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM education. 

It is designed to recognise services and schools that promote an active learning environment, incorporating best practice elements such as inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.


We are currently assessing the Little Scientists House applications we received as part of the Early STEM Award. From 1 October 2022, the next round of Little Scientists House applications will open. We are transitioning the applications to an online portal so from 1 October, you can apply for that next round. Applications will be accepted from 1 October until 1 December 2022. You will find more information about the process on this page when the applications open.

What can I do to prepare for my Little Scientists House certification?

We strongly recommend that you have your professional development requirements up to date prior to applying. This means that a minimum of two (2) members of your team have to have attended at least two (2) Little Scientists workshops. One needs to be a Face to Face workshop and one can be an online workshop (Inspire STEM). Then you also need to make sure that you have a project that demonstrates how you are implementing STEM into your daily practice ready to go. Make sure that you have all the documentation, photos etc ready. Our online application process will guide you through a set of questions.

Little Scientists House certification entitles you to...

PD & Support

Free STEM Hour webinars and ongoing support from the Little Scientists team.

Digital stamp

A digital certification stamp to use on your website and marketing.


A listing and link to your service on the Little Scientists House map.


STEM project book and STEM provocation cards


A personalised Little Scientists House plaque to display at your service.

Find a Little Scientists House

Explore an interactive map of certified Little Scientists Houses across Australia.

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