Hunter Valley Alphabet Academy will as of today operate as Story House Early Learning Aberglasslyn.
Child Care and Preschool for families in Aberglasslyn Maitland
Quality early childhood education and child care provides the foundation for learning for life.
Let your child’s learning story begin with us
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.
Tailored Learning and Curriculum for each age group
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.
Meet our Service Manager
My name is Amy Kearney and I am extremely proud to be the service manager here at Story House Early Learning Aberglasslyn.
I have been in the Early Childhood industry for 10 years and during this time I have had the opportunity to work with all different age groups throughout various roles. I hold a Bachelor of teaching degree from the University of New England along with current first aid and child protection qualifications.
Working at this child care centre since it opened in 2011 has allowed me the opportunity to build strong relationships and work in partnership with educators, families and the community which are crucial to a child’s development.
I am a strong believer that children have the right to access a high quality education and that children learn best through play based experiences. I am passionate about community involvement, risky play, loose parts, natural learning environments and allowing children the opportunity to real life education.
We welcome you to visit our centre, meet our dedicated team of educators and see for yourself our commitment to providing the best possible care and education for your child. We welcome your involvement in the service and appreciate your feedback.
Why choose Story House Aberglasslyn?
We offer a unique, family centric childcare service. Our highest priorities are relationships, quality of care and
education alike and maintaining a feeling of family and community throughout the centre.
Purpose built facilities
Every area, space and corner has been designed with you in mind; maximising our space and enhancing learning flexibility. We have a dining room just for kids and next level learning with interactive smart boards. And three outdoor stimulating spaces designed to inspire and delight children at an age appropriate level providing the perfect balance between risk and caution to maintain safety and promote optimum child development.
Small centre feel
Our delineated centre spaces make a big centre feel like a small family home. Your child will be part of an area with its own leader, team, spaces, resources and scheduling. This allows our spaces to operate independently of each other to meet the needs of individual children and families in a way other large centres simply cannot match.
Smaller Class Sizes
We have six indoor environments allowing for smaller class sizes and more time to develop meaningful relationships with every individual child and family. We also offer higher staff ratios exceeding mandated requirements in both numbers and qualifications ensuring that your children experience the very best in current early childhood practices.
Family Focussed Service
Come on in at any time we even have a retreat space just for you, pop in for a chat, a tea or coffee or to bring along family or friends. During these times you can watch your children engage with their space, peers and educators through our large windows and see for yourself why it is our children love being here at Story House. A Family Coordinator works in addition to our educators and management team. Her role is to improve families experience in any way she can, she is also a direct route to information support services and navigating the confusing and varied financial entitlements for each family.
We bring the community to you
Our service offers contact with support services and also providing unique partnerships and experiences for your children from professionals with skill sets different to ours including Ballet with a dance teacher, Art with a local artist, Story time with librarians and this is just to name a few, no 2 days at Alphabet Academy are the same!
A second to none School Readiness Program
Giving you clear and deliberate information about your childs readiness and progress towards “big” school. This ensures our little learners shine amongst their kindergarten peers and take this huge step in their well-prepared stride.
Latest News from Story House Aberglasslyn
Today the dentist visited our child care centre at Aberglasslyn and provided a check up and clean for children over 2 years of age.
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!
Where To Find Us
We are situated in Aberglasslyn, in the Hunter Valley, a short drive from the towns of Rutherford and Maitland.