Gowrie New South Wales
Gowrie NSW is a non-profit-organisation founded in 1940, providing diverse education and care, family support and professional development services to the early and middle childhood sector across NSW and ACT.
Our Services Include:
- Children's Programs
- 8 Early Education and Care centres
- 12 Outside of School Hours & Vacation Care programs
- 11 Early Learning Centres in TAFE NSW for migrant families studying English (AMEP program)
- Family Programs
- A service centre to help place children in childcare across NSW & ACT for migrant families studying English (AMEP program)
- A provider of The Child and Family Information Line (Phone: 8571 9783 or toll free 1800 803 820), a referral service funded by the Department of Education.
- Professional Learning
- Gowrie NSW Education Hub is our training organisation which provides mentoring and consulting, professional development courses and online tutorials to early and middle childhood professionals.
- Inclusion Support Agency
- Gowrie NSW delivers the Government's Inclusion Support Programme for regional NSW locations
Over the past 79 years, Gowrie NSW has greatly contributed to the richness of early and middle childhood across NSW. With a focus on research and contemporary pedagogical methodology, we have demonstrated a strong leadership commitment to working in partnership across generations to provide a range of programs and resources that support children, families and education professionals.
Our Commitment to Reconciliation
Gowrie NSW is strongly committed to reconciliation and recognises the special place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hold within Australia and acknowledges that they are the first people of the land we share today. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders, past and present.
Gowrie Australia is a national consortium of state based Gowrie Organisations and is nationally committed to optimal outcomes for children and families.
Although each Gowrie is a separate entity, we work collaboratively through a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and implement quality education and care programs for young children which are informed by current research and thinking.
The consortium meets on a regular basis to share best practice and to undertake the editorial role for the quarterly Gowrie Australia publication “Reflections”. Reflections is distributed nationally to early education and care professionals, families and relevant government agencies. Additionally, the entities commit to "Theory into Practice", which is a Professional Learning methodology and partnership between the state members.