A love of learning at Story House Early Learning in Black Rock

Belinda with Ralph and Eve. 205761_07 Picture: ROB CAREW

Story House Early Learning in Black Rock fosters a love of learning and curiosity for all of the children who attend.

Service manager Belinda Wilkins believes it’s imperative the educators help to create an inquisitive and inclusive environment for the children to grow.

“We’ve just completed a big re-vamp of all of our resources and our learning environments and it’s looking really beautiful,” she said.

Importantly, the dedicated educators are committed to setting up a nurturing and inviting place for children to thrive, and it shows.

“The first thing I noticed and commented on when I joined the service was the team,” Belinda explained.

“They have such amazing relationships with the family and the children.

“Orientations don’t take long, the children come in and settle in quickly.”

Another important aspect of Story House Early Learning Black Rock is keeping parents and families up to date with what the children are up to.

“It’s about having an honest, open relationship between educators and families,” she said.

“Everyone is involved in everything, even our cook Margerita is always coming in to the rooms and doing cooking classes, leaving snacks out for the parents – it’s lovely.”

“It’s really like a family. Everyone contributes and it makes a difference.”

Belinda believes the centre has worked hard to create a positive atmosphere for everyone who walks through the door.

“The children run in at the start of the day and they never want to leave!” she said.

Story House Early Learning in Black Rock believes that the value of play is of utmost importance to children as it is their way of learning about their world.

“Children are so happy here and they don’t want to leave!”

The centre is located at 173 Bluff Road, Black Rock.

Visit https://www.shel.edu.au/story-house-black-rock/ or call 9598 4103.