Story House Lara children enjoying nature play at child care
Story House Early Learning Lara

31-33 Station Lake Road Lara VIC 3212

Phone: 03 5282 8876
Email: lara@shel.edu.au

Monday to Friday 6:30am to 6:30pm

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

Story House Early Learning Lara


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.

Childcare children climbing trees at our Lara service

About Us

Story House Early Learning is a growing service in a developing country community.  Our Centre opened in March 2017 within the small country town Lara.

Being a new service we have immense opportunities to evolve and grow our service in conjunction with our children, families and communities.

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.

Take a look at our centre

Gourmet Meals

We provide fresh, nutritionally
balanced meals prepared on-site
by our very own chef.

Kindergarten Program

Story House Early Learning Lara
offers a fully accredited, government
funded Kindergarten program.

Sunsmart Centre

Story House Lara provides
shaded play areas and SPF30+
broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Where To Find Us

Our child care centre is conveniently located in the heart of Lara, and a short drive from Avalon.
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31-33 Station Lake Road Lara VIC 3212  |  03 5282 8876  |  lara@shel.edu.au
Open  Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm