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Child Care and Kindergarten for families in Lara

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

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.
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Story House Early Learning 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.

Tailored Learning and Curriculum for each age group

Baby Nursery Child Care

Babies

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

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 Kindergarten and early Preschool

Pre-Kindy

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

Kindergarten

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.

MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER KRISTY LOWNDES

What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
Caring and nurturing children has always been apart of me, supporting growth and development in both children and educators is something I am very proud of. As a Mum I wanted to provide a service where families feel they can leave their child knowing they are loved, cared for and safe.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Creating an amazing team and Gaining beautiful parent feedback that shows all the hard work and tears are worth it.

Who inspires you and why?
My team, they are always taking on new challenges, creating amazing experiences and making our Centre a second home.

What are you passionate about?
Sharing my knowledge and love for children and their development. Having a team that is knowledgeable and share’s the same visions to make our service a warm loving environment that is like a second home.

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What type of leadership style do you have?
I am a gentle caring leader who see’s the team as equal and believes everyone has something to bring to the table. I like to support my team to be the best they can be and encourage them to all constantly learn and grow so we can have a team that is strong in knowledge and providing the best we can to our families and children.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
The relationship myself and my team of educators have with our families, creating a close community within our service, inspires me and excites me to come to work every day.

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
Building utilisation up. Implementing some amazing excursion for the children into the community. Building the reputation of the service within Lara and Geelong.

LARA EARLY LEARNING IS AN AMAZING SERVICE WITH A HOMELY, FAMILY FOCUSED ENVIRONMENT

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.

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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