Story House Early Learning Forest Hill

A: 269-271 Canterbury Road
Forest Hill VIC 3131
P: 03 9894 0747
E: foresthill@shel.edu.au

Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

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

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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.

Tailored Learning and Curriculum for each age group

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 for Toddlers


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 Kindy 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.



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.

Melissa Child Care Centre Manager Forest Hill

Meet our Service Manager

My name is Melissa Howe and I joined the Early Education industry 10 years ago starting as an assistant educator, I have worked my way through from lead educator to now service manager.

I look forward to building a service that provides high quality learning to all children that come through the centre. I am committed to building a team that works together to promote children’s strong identity and commitment to the community.

My aim is to provide families a nurturing, safe and happy environment where they feel comfortable and at ease bringing their most treasured little ones into our care daily.

Please feel free to come and have a tour of Forest Hill and let me answer any questions you may have in relation to enrolling your child into the centre.

Check out our centre

Meals Provided

Your child will eat the freshest, most nutritionally balanced meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Educational Programs

Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring programs are designed by our experienced early childhood educators.

Sunscreen Provided

As a Sunsmart Centre, Story House Forest Hill provides SPF30+ broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen.

” My son started at Forest Hill Story House this year when I went back to work after maternity leave. It was a difficult time for me as I had to leave my son with others to care for him. Melissa Howe and all the staff at Story House made the transitions for Jake and myself easy. The care and attention that all of the staff give to Jake is wonderful. I have had the opportunity to watch staff interact with him when they have not known I was there and I have seen their attentiveness towards him. Jake has learnt so many new skills and is a much more active and confident child because of his experience at Story House. I also appreciate the level of communication between myself and the staff. I also feel sense of community with all of the extra programs offered to families to participate in. I am so happy with my choice of child care and would recommend Story House Forest Hill to anyone. I can not thank Melissa and her team enough for all of the support that they have given my family. Thank you. “ – Prue Bainnec

Contact Us Today at Story House Early Learning Forest Hill

A: 269-271 Canterbury Road
Forest Hill VIC 3131
P: 03 9894 0747
E: foresthill@shel.edu.au

  • Customised daily routines to suit each child
  • Our Curriculum is child orientated and based on family and child input.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved with all aspects of our service including policy review, menus and resources, as well as parent helpers within the service.
  • Create a safe and friendly atmosphere where children are welcomed as individuals and feel a sense of belonging.
  • Our healthy and nutritional menu considers cultures and dietary requirements of each child.