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

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

Meals Provided

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

Kindergarten Program

Story House Early Learning Service Black Rock offers a fully accredited, government funded Kindergarten program.

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.

I believe that to be an effective leader, it is essential to uplift and support the educators and their practice, work collaboratively with the families and be a positive role model for the children. Along with my fellow educators, it is our aim to provide a nurturing and educative environment which allows all children to flourish in their development, whilst having a tonne of fun.

Please feel free to come in to the service for a tour of Black Rock and know that I’m always happy to answer any queries you may have.


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