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.
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.
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.
With a wealth of experience in managing childcare services and developing quality educational programs, Deb prides herself on providing an exceptional customer experience to her team and to families.
Fun ways our child care educators reinforce healthy routines for the children to keep themselves and the community COVID safe.
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.
Did you know that children begin to develop cause-and-effect thinking skills as early as eight months of age? The children at Black Rock took the opportunity to experiment with the concept of cause-and-effect.
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.
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.
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.
We’re not sure who was more excited about kicking off the Beach Kinder Program at Kids House Southport recently – the children or the educators!
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!
Three chickens, two services and one determined Business Operations Manager – a learning experience that bought so much joy to children, staff and families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opening in early 2021, our brand-new, Hamptons-inspired service will feel cool and classic, yet casual with its large play spaces and natural and organic environments filled with lots of light.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Over the past two months, the children at Kew have been eagerly watching their chickens emerge from their eggs, dry out and becoming cute, fluffy chicks, ready to face the world.
At Story House Tarneit, our Sustainability Warrior, Courtney Blodder inspires Educators and children to incorporate sustainability into our classrooms daily.
The centre at Story House Noble Park has been thoughtfully designed to encourage children to explore their natural world through sustainable playscapes.
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.
Black Rock Story House children are full of wonder and curiosity, there are so many opportunities to teach them about sustainable practices.
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.
The incorporation of celebrations like Easter, into children’s programs, can be an enriching experience for children, educators and families.
One of the primary goals of the early childhood science curriculum is the development of scientific thinking in young children.
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.
Every area, space and corner has been designed with you in mind; maximising our space and enhancing learning flexibility.
Effective from 08 April 2020, Oz Education Putney will begin operating as Story House Early Learning Putney.
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.
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.
Splish splash! You don’t have to save water play for bath time: Fill a small plastic tub with water and various items that you and your child can use to make a splash.
As your baby begins to scoot and crawl, try laying rugs, blankets, or items with different textures on the floor for them to explore as they travel across them.
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.
Boxes are so much fun! Show your baby how to stack the boxes and then hand them to him, one at a time, encouraging and assisting with the stacking.
Babies love to explore the world through touch. Allow your little one to feel the different parts of your face and their stuffed animals’ faces with their hands.
Tummy time is one of the earliest ways your baby will learn to play. Tummy time helps develop your baby’s neck and upper-body muscles for better head control.
Learning For Life Childcare & Preschool will operate as Story House Early Learning Maitland.
Story House Early Learning Windsor today reached a milestone celebrating it’s 100th child since opening its doors less than 2 years ago.
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.
Using Coronavirus as an opportunity to teach good habits around personal hygiene. And ensure our children stay active and positive.
This week we celebrated Australia’s cultural diversity. And learnt about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten Diamond Creek will now operate under the Story House Early Learning brand.
Grow N Learn Educational Hub will now operate as Story House Early Learning Tarneit.
Lynbrook Early Learning will now operate under the Kids House Early Learning brand.
We enjoyed another excursion to the Parklands in Brisbane City. There are many benefits to taking children for a trip outside their childcare centre.
Story House Roma Street offers a high quality engaging music and movement classes for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.
We were privileged to have Mayor Paul Antonio read to our children today. The children love visitors and the Mayor of Toowoomba is no exception.
At Story House Roma Street we hold weekly Japanese classes. During the class we expose children to different cultural practices using an array of fun activities including Origami and Japanese Calligraphy.
Our beautiful new child care centre is now operational. We’re excited to finally open the doors and welcome our new families and children.
Hunter Valley Alphabet Academy will as of today operate as Story House Early Learning Aberglasslyn.
Kids House Early Learning Cheltenham will be opening it doors on June 24 and welcoming new families in Melbourne’s Bayside suburbs.
3 June – The Mabo Decision The Mabo decision was a legal case held in 1992. It is short for Mabo and others v Queensland
National Reconciliation Week 27 May to 3 June 2019 On 27 May 1967, the Australian Government held a referendum. This was a momentous turning point
We’re excited to announce our new child care centre manager, Meldlinda Mastorakos.
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
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.
We’ve started chef master classes with our fab cook, Margarita. During the week our Kinder children helped Margarita make a delicious orange cake.
At Story House Black Rock we love our environment and believe it’s so important to educate children on how to care and show respect for their world.
Today the dentist visited our child care centre at Aberglasslyn and provided a check up and clean for children over 2 years of age.
Our brand new centre at Cheltenham was recently profiled in the Bayside Leader newspaper. Here’s the story as it appeared 16 April 2019.
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.
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.
Here’s some examples of how gently and gradually introduce skills and competencies to our children that help prepare them for “big” school.
It was a beautiful day to be outdoors so we took the opportunity to take our childcare children to the Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane City.
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!
We provided our children with the opportunity to recycle the cans and bottles from our sustainability station at our local ‘return and earn’ machine.
We have started children’s yoga classes every Thursday morning from 10:30am, in each of our rooms at Story House Black Rock.
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.
Cultural Diversity Week creates a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together as a community to celebrate our multicultural heritages and identity.
We had some marine educators come into our centre with fascinating live marine animals, artefacts, blending hands on interaction with a fun information
Story House Black Rock featured in the Bayside Leader when our children took part in the Clean Up Australia Day at Royal Avenue Reserve Sandringham.
We took our children out to the local park in Deception Bay to get them active and allow them to explore new environments.
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.
Look what arrived at our childcare service today! A new 6 seater stroller to help us go on Brisbane City excursions with our children.
Our service was honoured to have Councillor Vicki Howard officially open our beautiful Brisbane City service.
Kool Kids Yacht Street has changed ownership and will be renamed to Kids House Southport.
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
Story House Early Learning are proud to announce the addition of Only About Kids Toowoomba to our family.
Story House Early Learning, an emerging new brand in Australian child care sector has joined forces with Hunter Valley Alphabet Academy.
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
Story House Early Learning is proud to announce the official opening of our brand new child care centre in the heart of Brisbane City.
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Story House Early Learning, an emerging new brand in Australian child care, has just opened a brand new centre in Epping Victoria.