Meet The Director

A Love For Children Inspired By The Love Of God

A Love For Children Inspired By The Love Of God

With more than 11 years of experience in early childhood education, Owner and Director Ashley Blackmon understands the importance of quality and care. From an under-resourced family, she received support to get a private school education and is dedicated to giving children the same opportunities. Inspired by her favorite aunt, Ashley pursued a career in early-childhood education and founded A Perfect Start in 2010. The center has gone from strength to strength and in 2018, The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship voted Ashley Entrepreneur Of The Year.

Ashley married her husband Steven in 2016 and has two young children, Ashton and Bailey. In her free time, Ashley is active in her church, the community and enjoys couponing. Since being introduced to God in her private school chapel, Ashley has been inspired by his undying love.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

– John 3:16

Although we might not be aware of it, we are actually surrounded by the love of God. Everywhere you go, wherever you turn, you get reminders of the fact that God loves you and his love will always abide with you. However, amongst all his displays of love for his own (including provision, good health, security, favor, and much more), none comes close to him sacrificing his son.

Mankind was lost until Jesus came down and reconciled us. It is due to this act of love and selflessness that we can boldly go into the presence of God and ask him for whatever we want.

– Ashley Blackmon

How Old Is Your Child?


6 wks - 12 mths

& Toddlers

12 mths - 24 mths


2 - 3 years


3 - 4 years


4 - 5 years