Child Care and Kindergarten for families in Lara

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

Lara Early Learning provides customised daily routines to suit each child

Child Oriented Curriculum

Lara 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.
  • Two beautiful outdoor play spaces that are age appropriate and enable children to explore with peers of similar age.
  • Outdoor community garden space for all children, families and educators to access.
  • Extra-curricular activities include yoga sessions, in-house music sessions, library excursions, local walking track excursions, bush kinder and many more!
  • An approved Victorian kindergarten program lead by a qualified early childhood teacher.
  • Flexible indoor/outdoor programs allowing children to flow freely and discover learning environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Progressive morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Our purpose built service provides spacious, thoughtful, learning environments that emphasise learning through play and corresponds with the educational program.
  • Healthy, nutritious meals prepared and cooked by our qualified chef and rotated on a monthly and seasonal basis.

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.

Latest News from Story House Lara

Child playing doctor in an ambulance

First Aid Training at Story House Early Learning Lara

Last week at Story House Early Learning Lara, some of the children were lucky enough to have an ambulance visit where they were able to jump into the ambulance and explore the different machines inside used to help in an emergency.

Getting Messy at Story House Lara

Messy play is an important part of a child’s development and learning, this gives children the opportunity to explore the world around them, it also inspires their curiosity and creativity.


Kindergarten Approved Program Victoria

Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Lara, Avalon, Lovely Banks and Corio. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautifully renovated 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.

Take a look at our centre

Where To Find Us

Our child care centre is conveniently located in the heart of Lara, and a short drive from Avalon.

Story House Early Learning Lara is a growing service in a developing country community. Being part of a rural town we have opportunities embrace all that it has to offer, from its natural resources and environments, these are tremendous opportunities to teach our children all that is on offer in their community. Our aim is to provide a nurturing, safe and happy environment for all children and families who attend our service. 
Located in a great area with strong connections  to the community. This is an opportunity for your child to develop within spaces in which they can feel safe and continue on their learning journey.

Story House Early Learning Lara Logo SM
31-33 Station Lake Road Lara VIC 3212
 03 5282 8876  |  [email protected]
Open  Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm