To pour out love
Our Vision: TIP US OVER POUR US OUT!
The Little Teapot café began as a dream to show unconditional love to families with young children. We know this stage of life can bring joy and challenges, so we wanted to create a community where families can find love, support, and hope in every part of their journey.
We want to be so much more than a family friendly cafe, we dream of being a home away from home.
Little Teapot would love to be THE most welcoming cafe for families with young children...ever!
Our name and vision, "Tip us over, pour us out" comes from the old nursery rhyme, ‘I’m a Little Teapot’. Just like the line from the nursery rhyme, we dream of love being poured out at Little Teapot. We believe God loves us unconditionally and extravagantly, so we want to show that love to others, too.
Over the five years Little Teapot has been open, we’ve had the joy of coming alongside many of our regular Teapotters as they journey through the ups and downs of life. We’ve had the pleasure of connecting families to local programs and activities, and we' ve run 13 ‘New to the Community’ sessions for families new to the area. We’ve also given away approximately 1,500 suspended coffees to new mums or those doing it tough via the Maternal & Child Health Nurses and playgroups. We had the pleasure of hosting two online groups for new mums who had their first baby during COVID lockdowns.
Little Teapot will be six years old in October 2022! In this next season at Little Teapot, we are so excited to launch our Teapot Family and Teapot Champion memberships as well as our Teapot Time fun activity sessions! Our Community Table and Parents Groups will be running in term time and your support through our memberships will help you save money but also help us grow in so many ways as a place of community, hope and love for many! Find out more here
Little Teapot Café & Play is a not-for-profit registered charity, so any profits go back into us caring for families and running groups and programs for the community. Little Teapot works in partnership with Lifeway Christian Church in Lara. The church community loves to support the cafe as we care for and give back to the families of Lara. You can read more about our partnership with Lifeway Christian Church and how our faith inspires what we do here.
There are also many generous local organisations, individuals and businesses that have partnered with Little Teapot, enabling it to be what it is today. Find out more about our major sponsors and supporters here
Little Teapot has approximately 30 wonderful staff and volunteers from all walks of life and backgrounds, led by our board of directors. You can find out more about our staff, volunteers and directors here
We want to show:
L O V E and generosity
Overflowing Kindness and Acceptance
a Very welcoming home away from home
Excellence in all we do
We believe God loves us this way. As a community we want to love others in this way too.