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For the early years










Little Ozの教育者は以下のことに従事します

















​Little Oz

Extend and enrich children’s learning from one to six years and through the transition to school. The teaching Framework is fundamentally characterized by belonging, being and becoming. Even before birth, children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships.  As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understanding of the world around them.

We believe that play based experiences are meaningful, and through active exploration, children gain confidence, learn strategies for thinking and reasoning and develop working theories for making sense of the natural, social, physical and material worlds. 

Early childhood is a time to foster children’s learning through acknowledging each individuals characteristics of belonging, being and becoming in play based reflective environment. It is the belief that early childhood years are the most vital in one’s life. Children learn through play as well as interpreting their understanding of life around them. We strive not only as an educators but as role models to provide a safe, secure, stimulating environment where children feel free to explore and express themselves. 

We believe that strong collaborative relationships between children, families, culture, educators, professionals and the community empower children to co-construct and further develop their own identity, voice and understanding of the world they live in. The community culture is built upon trust, respect, empathy, right and responsibility. 

Literacy development is a key element in the early years of children. It allows for children's emotions, feelings and voices to be expressed. It identifies problems and offers solutions to possible learning difficulties. Children explore and engage literacy in personal and meaningful ways. Using resources from their family backgrounds and time spent in the world. They explore and expand ways to use language. Engage with ranges of texts and gain meaning from those texts. Children show their families, peers, community and educators that they are effective communicators. They develop dispositions for learning, curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. Through active participation in literacies children develop interest and construct their own identities and understanding of the world they live in. The pedagogical paradigms guide their steps in the classroom to inspire and discover language, words and ideas in their own different and unique ways through play and set activities.

Our team of teachers are committed to -

  • The value of play, of fun, of emotions, of feelings.

  • A respectful image of each child who is competent and capable.

  • The value of differences (individuals, gender, race, culture, religion) the value of equality. 

  • Respecting the rights of children, parents, family members and teachers. 

  • The child’s role in constructing knowledge through exploration, communication and problem solving. 

  • The documentation of learning experiences. 

  • The use of a wide range of media and materials to self-expression, learning and communication.​




Nelson Lee - Director of Child Care and Early Learning / Head Teacher


ネルソン リー : リトルオズ 保育士


  • Bachelor of Design Studies in Architectural Studies at Adelaide University 

  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at Charles Darwin University.

Teaching History (職歴)

  • 2009 - 2011: International Kindergarten Teacher - Saitama  

  • 2011 - 2013: Early Childhood Educator at Pulteney Grammar School - Adelaide Australia

  • 2014 - present: ABC Internation PreSchool Teacher - Saitama Shintoshin

  • 2015 - present: Willowbooke Internation School Tokyo Hiroo




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