Child Care and Kindergarten for families in Forest Hill

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

Forest Hill Early Learning provides customised daily routines to suit each child

Child Oriented Curriculum

Forest Hill Early Learning 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.
  • Funded kindergarten program
  • Nutritious seasonal meals provided
  • Experienced staff who value learning and what each child has to offer
  • Open and progressive flexible indoor and outdoor programs
  • Local community visitors and excursions
  • Free dental check ups
  • Music and movement classes
  • Sustainability classes

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.


What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
From early on I was always able to communicate well with children younger than myself. I was always told I had a caring nature and that I would make a great teacher. I started out as a certificate 3 and then eventually studied my Diploma of Children’s services. After returning from Maternity leave after my second child I needed more from my career and so decided to challenge myself with a leadership role, which I have loved ever since.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
My favourite memory in the last 3 months would have to be creating a community rainbow trail within our service, we painted our front door in rainbow colours and had all the children, Families and Staff do a little bit.

Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by Stephen Hawking – The Physicist Who Proved That Determination And Positive Thinking Can Triumph Over Even The Most Severe Limitations.


What are you passionate about?
My main passion is building. My son and I can spend hours creating Lego masterpieces from scratch.

What type of leadership style do you have?
Transformational Leadership. Transformational leadership takes from each of the other kinds of leadership its best qualities and then uses those, along with a deep sense of shared purpose, to motivate subordinates. While the other forms of leadership focus on one singular aspect or another, transformational leadership takes a broad view of the issues surrounding leadership and then uses those as a driving force for meeting the overall goals of the organization. For education in particular, transformational leadership offers the best of everything – from tapping into the emotions of workers to offering the compensatory core that is the case for all forms of business, to guiding from a place of support. However since transformational leadership is informed by all of these various types of leadership, it’s always a good idea for leaders to learn more about these other styles so as to offer a deeper understanding of these forms so as to offer those in whose service they are the best support and guidance possible.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
How supportive all of our staff are of each other and how well they work as a team.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
At this point in time, our main goal is to overcome these trying times and support each other.

Latest News from Story House FOREST HILL

Service Manager Forest Hill Childcare

Meet our new service manager at Forest Hill.

Yvette displays the Story House values every day and has done a fantastic job of increasing occupancy, gaining respect from the staff and continuing to improve on the daily practices, all of this even during COVID. There is no better person that deserves this promotion. Well done Yvette.


Kindergarten Approved Program Victoria

Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Forest Hill, Blackburn, Blackburn South and Vermont. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautiful 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.



Story House Early Learning Forest Hill is located on Canterbury Road just behind the Glen Valley Road Reserve, and in close proximity to
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre and the neighbouring suburbs of Blackburn,  Nunawading, Vermont and Mitcham.

Story House Forest Hill Childcare and Kindergarten Logo
269-271 Canterbury Road Forest Hill VIC 3131
 03 9894 0747  |  [email protected]
Open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

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