A: 173 Bluff Road Black Rock VIC 3193 P: 03 9598 4103 E: blackrock@shel.edu.au Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

Early childhood education and care provides the foundation for learning for life. Let your child’s learning story begin with us

Meals Provided

Your child will eat the freshest, most nutritionally balanced meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Educational Programs

Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring programs are designed by our experienced early childhood educators.

Sunscreen Provided

As a Sunsmart Centre, Story House Black Rock provides SPF30+ broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen.


My name is Ashley Brouwer and it is with great pleasure that I am joining the Story House Early Learning at Black Rock, as your Service Manager.

I have been working in the Education sector for about five years now, and I absolutely love it. I am currently studying my Bachelor of Education – in early childhood, which I find has given me plenty of knowledge that I’m able to apply to my daily practice. I believe there is always room to grow and expand my knowledge, so I’m always eager and willing to learn more. I am very proud and happy to say that I was able to work my way up from co-educating and being a room leader in the rooms, to managing this beautiful service, as it has a very special place in my heart.

I am very passionate about early childhood education and am driven towards delivering high quality care and education to the children and families. In addition to this, it is a strong goal of mine to provide a positive and happy working environment for all the educators within the team here, at Story House Black Rock.


We believe that the value of play is of utmost importance to children as it is their way of learning about their world.  While children play they are able to experiement with new ideas, test theories and their understanding of concepts, express their creative ability, release their emotions and share their feelings.  While engaging in play children are developing across all domains and creating the building blocks for their future.


We partner with you to provide a safe, quality, family-centred learning environment where every child is respected and nurtured. We continually develop our skills and explore new ways to enrich your child’s early learning experience.


Indoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Educators plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for your child in both structured and spontaneous play.


Our programs are inspired by the wisdom and teachings of early childhood theorists and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and aim to develop children’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence.


The Kindergarten curriculum continues to emphasise play based learning, however offers additional intentional learning times where the focus is on literacy and numeracy, socialisation, self-regulation and independence.


A: 173 Bluff Road Black Rock VIC 3193
P: 03 9598 4103
E: blackrock@shel.edu.au

  • Customised daily routines to suit each child
  • Our Curriculum is child orientated and based on family and child input.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved with all aspects of our service including policy review, menus and resources, as well as parent helpers within the service.
  • Create a safe and friendly atmosphere where children are welcomed as individuals and feel a sense of belonging.
  • Our healthy and nutritional menu considers cultures and dietary requirements of each child.

” Since Story House have taken over, I have seen dramatic improvement in the centre and its people. The staff are nurturing and welcoming, management is now very reliable and professional and my child is settled, happy and loves spending his days here. Great centre!” – Natalie Black Rock Parent