About Us

Leave it to Leslie was the first retailer in Australia to actively pursue and stock a wide range of Mulitcultural and Aboriginal resources to the child care sector. Leslie noticed the diversity of culture early on and was keen to address the needs of the variety of children in Australian child care centres.

Currently Leslie is dedicated to sourcing and supplying interesting, unusual and competetively priced resources from all over the globe for the child care sector. With over 20 years in the industry you can expect quality service, loads of experience, committment to meeting the resource needs of all cultures and abilities, and the widest range of resources. Many of Leslie’s products are hand sewn here in Sydney by the owner herself.

All of this from a convenient one-stop online shop! We attend industry events and conferences within NSW. Be sure to check out our extensive range online. You can also contact Leslie today on: 0410 618 923 if you have a query.

“Leave it to Leslie” was unexpectedly born in 1991 after one of Leslie’s younger sisters, Sharon, opened a child Care Centre on the Central Coast and requested her seamstress wiz of a sister to make some aprons. And then Sharon requested cushions.. and then some felt stories….then felt boards…. and so the story grows!

“I have a love affair with puppets so am continually adding new ones to my stock. I also have great fun sourcing tactile/vibrating/flashing balls etc. for additional needs children. My other personal interest is finding authentic and unique Aboriginal resources.” – Leslie Mariani