Everything including the kitchen sink
STE Products is now supplying consumables to childcare centres and Mara Evangelinos, General Manager of Succeed Consultancy, could not be happier.
‘We opened Mini Minors Early Learning in Maitland this year,’ said Mara, ‘and we had no hesitation in retaining STE Products to supply the furniture and resources for the new centre. We’ve used STE before and love their natural furniture range.
‘Since opening, we have also ordered day-to-day items, because STE has carefully selected consumables that are suitable for childcare centres, particularly the cleaning products. The prices are competitive and it means we don’t have to go to different suppliers.’
Giving free rein to little explorers
Mini Minors Early Learning has five spacious indoor rooms and a stunning outdoor area catering for children from six weeks to five years of age. The key focus is on safety while allowing many opportunities for children to explore, learn, grow and develop.
‘Children enjoy making their own choices about how to spend their time at Mini Minors,’ said Mara. ‘Our rooms are set up so that they can choose to have quiet reading time, dress up or indulge their imaginations, all in the same room at the same time. Even one product can have multiple uses, such as the Wigwam Teepee, which sees cosy reading time as well as lots of laughter.’
Kitchen sink included
With STE Products now providing consumables, they literally offer everything including the kitchen sink (in the home corner, of course)! Mara commented on how much the children love the play kitchens: ‘We have a different type of home corner for each room, so that the play can be relevant to each age group.
‘Importantly, we have made the Mini Minors environment feel very natural and similar to home, which resonates really well with the parents. They often comment on our timber flooring with the matching natural wooden Versatek tables, chairs and natural mats. It makes a real change from the typical plastic furniture that children use.’
Another popular product is STE’s birchwood play shelter, which gives childcare centres the opportunity to be creative. With its shelves and a curtain, there are endless possibilities: Mini Minors has created a realistic pergola effect with ivy, bringing the outdoor feeling inside.
STE makes the whole process easy
Mara reflected on her latest experience with STE. ‘I know that I can rely on STE to deliver in every way including high quality products, natural furniture and play equipment, as well as excellent customer service and follow up. They set up the whole centre ready for opening so they really make the whole process easy. That’s why I keep coming back to STE Products.’