That's easy - our people. We've had over 80 years to recognise that people are the cornerstone of our organisation and that together we can help build a better future for our youngest citizens.
We support the people in our organisation in a number of ways that differentiate us.
Our generous benefits include well above award salary, generous retail discounts, RDO's, programming time and flexible shifts to support your lifestyle. We provide an outstanding range of benefits to ensure our people feel valued and supported for their hard work and dedication to children. and to demonstrate how much we value your expertise, knowledge and commitment.
We are proud to achieve higher than the national average for employee engagement, measured yearly.
As a not-for-profit, you can be assured that every moment you dedicate to a Gowrie child, is one that is ‘for purpose’, and purposefully helping us to deliver on our vision that children are active participants in society, their voices are heard, and they are empowered to make a positive contribution in their community and make a difference in the world.
Those are not just words. They are our why.
We’re proud of the culture we’ve built. You'll find the same culture no matter which of our centres you work in.
Our culture is one where every individual can feel supported and empowered so they thrive. It’s fun and positive, where we all unashamedly strive for excellence.
Our values are what drives our culture. Respect and care sit at the centre of Gowrie. We’re inclusive and find strength in our differences. We’re transparent and act with integrity, always. We’re authentic and genuine, always doing what we say we will do. We’re also for-purpose, linking everything we do to strategic vision.
When you step into a childcare job at Gowrie, you open the door to a fulfilling and rewarding childcare career.
You can take your career with Gowrie in any direction you choose. Work in a hands-on educator or teacher role, helping the children in your care to explore the world around them, making new discoveries every day. Or progress to leadership roles and play a greater role in shaping Gowrie and the impact we have.
While working with us, you’ll be supported to pursue professional development to progress your career. You’ll have access to the Gowrie NSW Education Hub, brimming with webinars, workshops, seminars and specialist courses. You can also tap into a global network of early childhood experts to expand your knowledge.
One of the benefits of working in childcare is the difference you can make, not just in one child’s life, but in many. At Gowrie, this is our purpose.
It is our vision that children are active participants in society. Their voices are heard, and they are empowered to make a difference in the world. Don’t underestimate your role in helping us to achieve that.
The children in our care will go on to be the change-makers of tomorrow. We have the chance to give them a nurturing beginning where they can explore new things and ideas. We help to lay the foundation that will carry them through their years of education and beyond.
Childcare careers at Gowrie NSW are diverse and exciting. They are marked by collaboration, innovation and opportunity. We work as a team, recognising that every individual brings a unique perspective and skills to the table.
If you’re looking for more than a job, we offer purpose. Our work is meaningful and rewarding. You’re empowered to use your voice, to do your best and have fun while you do it.
Ready to join our team? Discover our current job vacancies and find your home at Gowrie.
When you join Gowrie NSW, you become an important part of our community. That means working in an empowering environment that’s enriching, fulfilling and collaborative.
As a non-profit organisation, we invest back into our people, culture and childcare centres. We’re committed to supporting our team members in ways that really matter to them. Offering benefits that suit different life stages, that reward high achievers and support career aspirations.
At Gowrie NSW, every individual’s voice, efforts and time are valued. Our jobs in early education and childcare offer:
You can either apply directly to a specific available job listing or submit your interest in working for Gowrie NSW via our website. Once we’ve reviewed your application, we’ll be in contact regarding an interview and the next steps forward.
You’re welcome to get in contact with our recruitment team via phone on 02 9321 4957. They’re available to take your call between 11am to 7pm Monday to Friday.
Each and every role within Gowrie NSW contributes to the future success of the children in our care. Whether you’re seeking out a role as an educator, member of our support staff or part of our leadership team. We look for people who are passionate about child development and education.
Gowrie NSW recognises and values our team members and community. We seek out people who share these same qualities:
All of our roles at Gowrie NSW require their own unique set of skills, experience and qualifications. In general, we require:
There are many roles available in childcare, including daycare workers, centre managers, before and after school assistants and nannies. Some roles require official accreditation while others can be advanced through experience.
At Gowrie NSW, our jobs in early education and childcare span educator and teacher roles, childcare centre cooks, management and administration jobs. Each of our team members has a key role in contributing to better the future generation.
Early childhood educators provide a holistic approach to children’s learning and development. Educators inspire each child’s curiosity by setting up learning environments tailored to each child's interests and abilities.
Gowrie NSW allocates one primary educator to each child, to be responsible for and nurture through their most formative years. To advocate for and become highly attuned to their needs, routines and unique cues. They build strong relationships with the child and their family, through their hands-on and observer roles, individually and as part of a wider team.
We believe that our key educator approach gives each child the best chance to thrive within an environment where they have secure attachments.
Fundamental to leading by example for children, successful early childhood educators share some essential skills that work as building blocks in child development.
Technical qualifications should complement soft skills. Such as patience, empathy, communication, critical thinking, organisation, creativity, enthusiasm, adaptability, leadership, active listening, collaboration and relationship building.
Early childhood education (ECE) is formal and informal learning, tailored to each individual child to enable them to discover and thrive in their own unique way. Rooted in the understanding that years 0-8 are a child’s more formative years for development, ECE sets strong foundations for future education.
Both ECE and preschool allow children to learn through free play and structured learning. Preschool is usually for children aged 3-5, whereas ECE is open to children from 6 weeks to school age. The interactive and personalised learning approach for each child is not generally feasible in preschool settings.
Most preschools are school hours care, open between 8:30am-3:30pm, in line with school terms and close during school holidays. ECE is more flexible to family schedules. Gowrie NSW and ACT early childhood centres are open year-round from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Our chefs also prepare and provide nutritious meals that promote children’s physical and cognitive growth.
Depending on the type of role, you don’t necessarily need to have qualifications to work at Gowrie NSW. For childcare jobs as an educator, you’ll need an ACECQA-approved qualification or to be studying towards your qualification.
All of our employees hold the necessary protective background checks that allow them to work with children. Working with Children Check (WWCC) for NSW or Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) for the ACT.