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.
Hi there! My name is Rachel Hosking and I am the Centre Director Story House Early Learning Bundoora.
I have been given the unique opportunity of supporting the educators, families and children across the service and I love doing so. Being in this role has allowed me to build on my knowledge and skills around families, children and relationships.
I have worked in the early learning sector since 2008 and I have an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services.
During my career I have had the opportunity to work with different age groups and across the variety of areas in the sector. I am a passionate advocate for early learning and the opportunities which come from quality education and care.
I believe every child has the right to play-based, engaged learning and the support of their educators, families and the broader community.
The team I am fortunate to work with shares my passion for seeing children meet their potential. They are dedicated, professional, experienced and highly qualified.
I look forward to meeting you and your family – and exploring how we can support you on your child’s early learning journey.
We are located in University Hill, a short drive from RMIT University.