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.

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

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?
In my senior years of high school, when trying to decide on a career path, my highest priority was the ability to make a difference for others. After some research, I figured the best opportunity to do this, was to give children a solid foundation in preparation for their years ahead. So Early childhood it was!!

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Providing my team with a small gift of appreciation for their hard work, to which they responded with more gratitude and appreciation than I thought possible.

Who Inspires you and why?
The families and parents of the children within my service. We are lucky enough to witness on a daily basis, the immense love and support these families have for their children 24 hours a day. They do an absolutely amazing job!

What are you passionate about?
Health and well-being. For the children, families and our educators. I am incredibly passionate about the mental and physical wellbeing of all. Whether it be from healthy eating and physical activity, to emotional regulation and mindfulness.

What type of leadership style do you have?
I have a very democratic leadership style. Firm but fair. I believe in collaborating with my team to ensure input from all parties, and taking this into consideration before making the decisions to best suit the children, families and service.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
I like to have fun! We spend such a large portion of our lives at our workplace. Why not make it a fun and enjoyable time.. after all, we get to spend our time educating and caring for children who know exactly how to have fun!

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
1. Build a sense of belonging and family within the service 2. Create a bright new energy within the team and centre 3. Increase our bookings and build upon our centre families 4. Collaborate with children, families and educators on the needs of the service and our plans moving forward 5. Have an absolute blast doing all of the above! 🙂

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

Story House Doreen is Officially Open!

Story House understands that family life is busy which is why we provide an all-inclusive service where fresh and nutritious meals are prepared by our in-house cook and we supply all linens, nappies, wipes and sunscreen. You’ll be joining our community of care with confidence knowing everything has been taken care of.

Story House Doreen is Set to Open its Doors in January!

Story House Doreen is undergoing final preparations to open its doors in January 2021, and we just couldn’t wait to show you how amazing the service looks now. Places are going quickly with many local families having already secured their enrolment and are eagerly waiting to start attending the brand-new service loaded with features to delight both children and families

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.

Our Service is part of the Yarra Valley and is surrounded by forests and hills  north-east of Melbourne’s central business district.

Story House Doreen Childcare and Kindergarten Logo

Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Yan Yean, Arthurs Creek, Mernda, Nutfield and South Morang. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautiful brand new environments, spacious play areas, and modern educational materials.

Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.

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  |   [email protected]
Open  Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm