Story House Doreen - a new childcare and kindergarten

Child Care and Kindergarten for families in Doreen

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

Customised Daily Routines

Story House Early Learning Deception Bay provides customised daily routines to suit each child

Child Oriented Curriculum

Story House Early Learning Deception Bay provides child orientated curriculum is that is based on family and child input.

Family Involvement

We encourage involvement with all aspects of our service including parent helpers within the service.

Safe Environments

We have a safe and friendly atmosphere where children are welcomed as individuals and feel a sense of belonging.

Nutritional Meals

Our healthy and nutritional menu considers cultures and dietary requirements of each child.
Play Video

Story House Doreen is a brand new child care centre scheduled to open soon in Doreen.  We welcome local families living in Doreen and the surrounding suburbs of Mernda, South Morang, Nutfield, Diamond Creek and Arthurs Creek.

Register your interest and you’ll be the first to be notified when we’re ready to open our doors. You’ll get the opportunity for an advanced show-through, and be first in line when we’re ready to start offering places.

Tailored Learning and Curriculum for each age group

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.

Baby Nursery Child Care


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.

Child Care Toddler Room


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.

Pre Kindergarten and early Preschool


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.

Kindergarten and Preschool


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.


What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I’ve always enjoyed the joy and wonder that comes with working with children. Most of my first jobs involved children related activities and after exploring many other qualifications and careers, I found myself in early childhood and never looked back!

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
One of my favourite memories was making homemade gnocchi with the kindergarten children. I had been in the room a few days earlier and a group of us were having a conversation with the children about pasta and we decided to make some in the room. It was so much fun to be involved and enjoy watching the children engage in something that they then had for lunch that day.

Who Inspires you and why?
I am inspired daily by my daughter. Before I became a mum I always vowed to treat every child like they were my own and try and see each situation from a parents perspective but since having my daughter, my perspective just expanded. My daughter inspires me to challenge my thinking, to ask questions and to think outside the box and explore things from a child’s perspective.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about open-ended, child-led education. I really enjoy giving children open ended opportunities and seeing where they can take them. I love to see the thought processes happen and the different results you get from different children.

Service Manager Doreen

What type of leadership style do you have?
I have a very flexible, understanding yet firm leadership style. I believe in practicing what I preach with my expectations of others and ensuring equality across all avenues.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
I believe what makes my workspace such an amazing place to work is the inclusive, supportive environment I strive to create and the mutual understanding and respect I expect from each person.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
My goal is to set up an amazing centre with beautiful, natural spaces and a warm and welcoming atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. I want a centre that feels like a home away from home for the children and families and I want to create a workplace that my educators are proud to be a part of.

Let your childcare career begin with us

Story House is an emerging leader in the early childhood sector with a strong emphasis on growth, and a commitment to providing quality early childhood services to children and families in the greater metropolitan areas of Australia.

Story House is built on the commitment of its employees and our main goal is to support you to provide quality programs to children, and to also continue your professional journey through continuous improvement initiatives and professional growth opportunities.

Latest News from Doreen Early Learning

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.


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.

Doreen-Childcare-Construction-front-entrance of childcare service

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.

Where to Find Us

We’re situated in the Doreen, Melbourne Victoria.  Our centre is currently under construction on the
corner of Painted Hills Road and Bridge Inn Road (just west of Yan Yean Road).

Doreen Childcare

1 Whitford Way, Doreen VIC 3754
  03 9071 0277  |   enquiries@shel.edu.au
Opening Soon