The Leor model was borne out of a comprehensive analysis of the childcare market in Australia and academic research that considered the effects that full time care in a formal daycare environment had on children in their early years. The outcome of this analysis resulted in identifying a need for a high quality early childhood education and care program in the family home. The Leor model allows families the comfort and convenience of having their children cared for and taught within their home environment, at a cost that is comparative to full-day childcare rates (when Leor full day rate is divided by three children).
Our Managing Director, Andrea Christie-David, is a mother of three young children herself. As a Lawyer by profession, she is passionate about high quality standards of education and care and applies strict principles of governance to Leor’s operations. She created the model to allow families the opportunity to access an innovative method of meeting the ever changing demands of busy family life and make life easier for everyone in the home.
Andrea developed the Leor model to engage highly qualified and experienced early childhood educators to bring the quality and framework of formal childcare into the home environment. Andrea has used her background in the delivery of tertiary education at various Australian Universities to couple high quality service delivery with a comprehensive professional development framework that keeps Leor Educators up to date with current trends and academic research in early childhood education.
Andrea left corporate law to pursue a career as a human rights lawyer and company director in the not for profit sector, where she has spent many years assisting some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our society. Her passion for social justice and equality, and desire for a cohesive society, underpin Leor’s model of corporate social responsibility.
With a key strategy for improving women’s rights and achieving gender equality, the Leor model seeks to engage early childhood educators who may be seeking flexible part time working arrangements whilst balancing the demands of family life themselves. The flexible delivery model also allows parents to engage in work or study on a part time basis without needing to commit to long days of care, or full time care, for their young children.
Leor rewards its Educators with rates of pay well above the Children’s Services Award, as well as offering them various other benefits and support systems, which we believe results in high quality outcomes for children.