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New Service Manager Joins Oak on South

We feel like we’ve hit the jackpot with Tanya who comes to Story House with extensive experience as both a Service Manager and a Trainer & Assessor.

Playground Upgrade & Fort Play at Mernda Early Learning Centre

Building cubby houses and forts typically starts in preschool-age children where they can be observed making pillow fortresses or constructing hidey-places using building blocks. Developmentally, lots of things are happening during this type of play.

Award Winning Service Manager Moves to Oak on Erin

Story House Early Learning is delighted to announce that its brand-new Toowoomba service, Oak on Erin, has a new Service Manager to take the helm as it prepares to open its freshly painted doors in early 2021.

Welcome to Story House our new Payroll Manager!

This week, we are thrilled to welcome Fay Martin as our new Payroll Manager for Story House Early Learning.
Fay will be located at our Stones Corner support office in Brisbane and joins the Finance team with years of experience across multiple sectors including construction, manufacturing, mining and retail.

Welcome to Story House Doreen’s New Service Manager!

As we gear up towards the November opening of our brand-new Story House Early Learning service in Doreen, Victoria, we have started to bring together an amazing team of professionals who are looking forward to providing a first-rate early learning service to young children and their families – and no one is more excited than our new Service Manager, Samantha Marriner.

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OAK on Erin – Construction Update

Erin Street, Wilsinton is being swiftly transformed into a warm and welcoming early learning setting which is set to provide approximately 100 places to families who live and work in the suburbs of Wilsonton, Wilsonton Heights, Rockville and Newtown.

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Roma Street Welcomes a New Service Manager

This week, we are delighted to welcome Thalia Brown-Scott who joins Story House as the new Service Manager for our Roma Street service. Originally from a very small country town in NSW, Thalia moved to Brisbane a few years ago to further pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and now she’s excited to finally be located in the big city!

Chicken Run!

Three chickens, two services and one determined Business Operations Manager – a learning experience that bought so much joy to children, staff and families.

Doreen-Playground

This is a Playground You Won’t Want to Leave!

Incorporating sensory and musical play were both important elements to the Doreen design and we know that children will be able to use all of their senses to explore and make sense of this enriching play space by walking the sensory path..touching, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing.

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Triangles, Circles and Squares…Oh My!

Learning shapes not only helps children identify and organize visual information, they are the building blocks for skill development in numeracy, literacy and science. Learning shapes also helps children understand other signs and symbols.

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What’s in a name? The Cottage at Coomera

When you step into the Cottage at Coomera, not only will you be swept up in the charm of the old Queenslander style setting, you’ll also notice that the service is divided into three cottages with quite unusual names: Fia Fia, Aroha and Amaroo.

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Koala Childcare Connects Childcare with Aged Care

With social distancing at the forefront of how we live, work and engage in the community right now, Koala Childcare are doing their best to connect children with the residents from their local nursing and aged care facility….at a distance.

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Putney – ‘D’ is for Dinosaur

In the Preschool room we are focusing on the letter D and the children are encouraged to bring in an item or picture relating to the letter of the week. Leila’s dinosaur news sparked much discussion amongst the children during group time.

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Little Green Thumbs

Gardening is the perfect activity to encourage children to get outside and play in nature while learning about the world and there are so many reasons to introduce gardening to children from a very young age.

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Cheltenham – Celebrating Birthdays with a Twist

At Story House Cheltenham, birthdays are celebrated with the healthy twist of a watermelon cake. The very talented cook, Sarah makes the cake in consultation with the child who is celebrating their birthday.

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Story House Early Learning – Embraces National Sorry Day

Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week (May 27 – June 3) provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate Australia’s indigenous people, families, and communities and reflect on what we can do to help the ongoing process of reconciliation.

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Here We Grow Again!

Currently under construction on the corner of Painted Hills Road and Bridge Inn Road (just west of Yan Yean Road), the purpose-built, five-room service will offer an organic, natural environment with soft tones throughout and lots of natural light.

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Our Kids Like to Hide in Boxes

When our consumable items are delivered weekly to the centre, the kids aren’t excited about what’s being delivered, it’s that they can’t wait to get their little hands on the boxes. We can’t unpack the boxes fast enough!

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Creating Community at Story House Bundoora

Our library available at any time to sit and read, or for parents to enjoy a cuppa. The room is also used for community events and programs. The Bundoora service likes to trial new programs in the library because it’s a way to connect people with similar interests and values.

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Everything Old is New Again at Aberglasslyn

Through loose parts play we provide these wonderful hands on opportunities for the children to enjoy the benefits of reusing recyclable items including pallets, boxes and pvc pipes to help them achieve this and bring their imagination to life, while also doing our part environmentally to help promote a sustainable future.

Exploring the Human Body at Mascot

As a group, the Minke Whales worked together to create a 2D human body by tracing around their own bodies and using recyclable materials including yarn, straws, corks, bottle caps, plastic bag, balloon, cardboard rolls, rubber bands and black plastic strips to replicate the internal body parts.

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We’ve Got Mail at Lynbrook

Educators at Kids House Lynbrook decided to reach out to other Story House services to see if there would be any interest in starting a Pen Pal program.

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Supporting World’s Greatest Shave

Jo from Cheltenham Kids House has been growing her hair for the last 12 months in preparation for it to be shaved and a wig made for someone in need.

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Rainbows of Unity

The children at Story House Putney have joined the Rainbow Trail as a way for kids to be creative during these times of self-isolation.

We are open and here for you

PM Scott Morrison released a new relief package to support the ongoing viability of early childhood services yesterday.
We’d like to continue to remind you that our service is open and we are here for you.

Early Learning Activities for Babies Floating Catch

Catch it! Gentle games of catch give babies a thrill — and help develop their hand/eye coordination. As you sit on the floor together, throw a scarf into the air and catch it in your arms as it floats back down.

Early Learning Activities with String Along Toys

You can turn just about any toy into a pull-along toy. Simply attach a piece of string or a shoelace to your baby’s toy truck or the arm of their stuffed animal, and encourage your little one to give it a tug.

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Doreen child care centre construction update

We are looking forward with anticipation to the opening of our brand new child care centre in Doreen, Victoria. Our staff went on-site recently to take a look around and get a first hand glimpse of the construction project.

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Kids House Cheltenham Now Open

Our beautiful new child care centre is now operational. We’re excited to finally open the doors and welcome our new families and children.

#Election2019 Policy Guide

Help us make early learning matter this Federal Election 2019 Early learning matters for children, families and the whole community in this state election. Find

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An average week at our child care centre

Here’s some lovely snapshots of our children enjoying a variety of activities at our centre and our engaged educators guiding our little ones through journeys of self discovery and learning.

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Delivering ANZAC Care Packages

For this ANZAC Day we thought we’d support to our troops based overseas by sending a few care packages from all the children at Story House Black Rock.

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Bush Kinder in Sandringham

The children got back into nature this week during their bush Kinder excursion. The children were able to soak up the sun and explore the natural environment at Sandringham.

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Fire brigade visiting our centre

The Fire brigade will be coming to the centre for a visit. The children will have the opportunity talk with the fire fighters, learn about fire safety, and importantly… to sit in the fire truck!

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Taking Kinder to the Beach

Last week, the children set off on their first adventure to Black Rock Beach – which was a huge success! During our walk, the children were chatting excitedly, pointing at various things in the environment and waving at community members and discussing what they would like to do once they arrived.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity Week creates a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together as a community to celebrate our multicultural heritages and identity.

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Exploring our Local Park

We took our children out to the local park in Deception Bay to get them active and allow them to explore new environments.

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Inter-generational food connections

Today we explored our inter-generational connections through food. We had a special visit from the grandparents today to help cook a special fried rice recipe for our children.

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Offspring Chinderah joins Story House

At the centre of everything they do, Offspring Early Learning Centre creates a life long love of learning. Now proudly owned and managed by Story

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Alphabet Academy Joins Story House

Story House Early Learning, an emerging new brand in Australian child care sector has joined forces with Hunter Valley Alphabet Academy.

Child Care Centre in Glenvale Toowoomba QLD

Oakvale Glenvale | Welcome to Story House

Oakvale Childcare Centre offers a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten program Now proudly managed by Story House Early Learning Story House welcomes aboard Oakvale Early Learning

Windsor | Now Open Enrol Today

WINDSOR EARLY LEARNING SERVICE NOW OPEN Call Katrina Today At Story House Early Learning Windsor, we believe that the value of play is of utmost