Child1st Publications Australia | 23 Bedarra Ct Maiden Gully VIC 3551 | P: 03 5449 7234 | E:

About us

Child1st Publications was founded in 2006 when, CEO Sarah Major, retired from teaching to devote herself full time to refining the teaching tools she has been using and to founding Child1st.

What started as a fledgling one-person operation in her home office has grown, thanks to the internet and word of mouth, to reaching customers in many countries of the world. In spite of the challenges of a sluggish economy, Child1st has grown steadily, proving the fact that many children, whether beginners, or those labeled with a variety of disabilities, are benefiting tremendously from being able to learn via pictures, body movement, story, and hands-on activities, all which engage the child and result in learning success.

Sarah K. Major is the Founder and CEO of Child1st Publications LLC. Her absolute belief in every child’s ability to learn, and her passion to empower the child by supporting his/her own unique giftedness have fueled her life’s work and provided a new pathway for children to succeed academically.

Orders placed through this Child1st Australia website are fulfilled by Craft4Kids Pty Ltd, the team behind Craft4Kids Australia and Light Up Learning.

Craft4Kids is a family-owned and run business based in Bendigo, Victoria. Craft4Kids was born in 2012, inspired by Kylie and Steve's young daughter’s love of craft, imagination and creativity.  Light Up Learning followed in 2015, and sells only the very best in hands-on learning resources and games – products that create a joy of learning, spark new interests, expand existing ones, start educational conversations, inspire imagination, foster creativity, help overcome learning difficulties and provide alternative methods of teaching. 

Kylie and Steve are home educators and understand through experience that every child learns differently. Searching for solutions to assist their daughter overcome a fear of reading - flowing from dyslexia and a need for a highly visual approach - Kylie and Steve discovered Child1st products.  After seeing amazing progress that had not been achieved through any other method of teaching, Kylie and Steve were inspired to promote and sell these unique educational products in Australia.