The Leor model was borne out of a comprehensive analysis of the childcare market in Australia and academic research that considered how children in their early years adjusted to different education and care environments. The outcome of this analysis resulted in identifying a need for a high quality early childhood education and care program in the family home that put the child at the centre of service delivery whilst also meeting the needs of busy families.
Leor’s Founder and Managing Director, Andrea Christie-David, is a mother of three young children herself. As a Lawyer by profession, she is passionate about quality standards of education and care and applies strict principles of governance to Leor’s operations to keep their children safe and protected. 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 and keeps Leor heavily engaged in advocacy to advance the interests of children, families, and educators in the early childhood sector.