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?
Since I was young I have always loved looking after my little cousins, so at 15 I got a after school job at the local childcare centre and haven’t looked back since.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Although we are going through a pretty hard time with changing and challenging circumstances, the one thing that stays with me is seeing the way the children’s face light up and the smile from ear to ear and the big cuddle you receive after being away for a period of time make it so rewarding and reminder why I do this.

Who inspires you and why?
My two beautiful girls inspire me the most. They inspire me by making me become a better person, a role model and someone they can look up to.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about a lot of things, my family, my career and enjoying life.

What type of leadership style do you have?
I am very understanding and fair and believe we are all equal as a team. I love to help out wherever I am needed and enjoy stepping back into the rooms and engaging with the children. I am a very positive person and love to share my enthusiasm with everyone around me.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
Working collaboratively with families, educators and the wider community, to ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
I plan to hopefully boost our enrolments by welcoming in new families. Mentor the team and share my years of wisdom and guidance where I can. As well as transforming our service from not just an early learning centre but as a beautiful community space also for the local families to come visit and enjoy with our children and educators.

Latest News from Story House FOREST HILL

Forest Hill Welcomes Pam Karsai as New Service Manager

Story House is delighted to welcome a new Service Manager to Forest Hill – Pam Karsai.

Pam has worked in Early Childhood Education and Care for over 23 years. Through her years of experience, she has established a thorough knowledge and understanding of the early childhood education and care sector which has helped her to become a well-respected leader. Her leadership qualities are based on fairness, seeking to understand, and believing that teams are equal.

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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