Story House Early Learning Forest Hill

269-271 Canterbury Rd Forest Hill VIC 3131

Phone: 03 9894 0747
Email: 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

Kindergarten Approved Program Victoria


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 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.

Our loving child care educators

” With my 30 years experience in early childhood in varying roles from educator, assistant director, director and area manager, I bring expertise, knowledge, skills and passion for the sector. “

Meet our NEW Service Manager BERNADETTE

My name is Bernadette . I achieved my Diploma of Early Childhood in 2006. However, my original early childhood qualification was achieved in 1991. I hold my AFHS Supervisors Certificate in Food safety in the Workplace. I have extensive knowledge of the Children’s Services Regulations, The Act, The Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard, by being the co-author to the following books, Exceeding the Standards 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edn and Our Journey 1st and 2nd Edn.

I am a Qualified Child Safe Standards Trainer and have completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Risk Management Course. Over the past 4 years I have dedicated myself to my role as Director of Education of Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre, striving to achieve better outcomes in education, wellbeing and social integration for all children and their families.

I am dedicated to being an employer of Choice: I am passionate about providing educators and management staff with a leading workplace that supports them in achieving their professional goals, in an emotionally safe work environment. This in turn ensures being a centre of choice for children and families.

My integrity, values and strong work ethic together with my respect for diversity allow me to offer a lot to the community in providing the highest quality education and care. I value family and the role the families within our community play in the education of our children.

As a local to Forest Hill, I look forward to serving our community and creating better outcomes for the children attending Story House. “

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.


5 Star Customer Reviews

” 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


Story House Early Learning Forest Hill is located on Canterbury Road Forest Hill behind the Glen Valley Road Reserve and in close proximity to Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre. 

269-271 Canterbury Rd Forest Hill VIC 3131
Phone: 03 9894 0747
Email: foresthill@shel.edu.au

  • Community based local incursions and excursions.
  • Open and progressive flexible indoor and outdoor programs.
  • Experienced staff who value learning and what each child has to offer.
  • Seasonal rotational and nutritional menu, prepared by our onsite chef.
  • Free dental checkups for all children.
  • Music and movement classes.
  • Sustainability classes.
  • Funded Kindergarten program.
  • No bond or enrolment fee required.