16-18 Spears Drive, Dubbo, NSW 2830 Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 7am - 6pm
6 weeks to school age


Gowrie NSW Dubbo is a quality, not-for-profit childcare centre. We cater for children 6 weeks to 6 years and draw on our organisation's rich history of educating and caring for children since 1940.

Our Philosophy

Every child brings with them unique strengths, capabilities, culture, interests, knowledge, ideas and experiences. To enable children to reach their fullest potential, we provide the highest quality of care through enhancing all areas of growth and development in a warm caring home like environment.

Key Educator Approach

In the first three years of life we endeavour to ensure all children have a primary caregiver which closely nurtures each child throughout these critical years. Our emphasis and commitment to working towards key educator relationships promotes continuity, consistency and nurturing relationships between educators and children both individually and in small groups.

How we encourage capable learners:

  • A unique indoor environment rich in natural resources and promoting learning, curiosity and adventure
  • A large outdoor play area featuring natural gardens, climbing structures, natural play equipment, sand-pits and water play
  • A broad curriculum of literacy, numeracy, language, art, music, social skills, sport, sustainability and much more
  • Nutritionally balanced meals catering for all children’s dietary needs, prepared using the freshest ingredients
  • A team of dedicated and passionate educators implement a high quality educational experience in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment
A Word from our centre manager, Gemma Lavelle

Gemma Lavelle is originally from Central West NSW and is very excited to be a part of Gowrie NSW. Being a member of the team to implement new Professional Learning opportunities and extending our Inclusion Support team in regional NSW is a unique and wonderful opportunity that Gemma is proud to be on board with.

Gemma is passionate about providing environments for children that allow them to grow and learn to be confident and happy. Gemma is an Early Childhood Teacher with over 20 years experience in the industry. Gemma has been fortunate in her career to be a part of many varied services. From planning and developing new services through to integrating established services into an organisation. Gemma believes that our teams are integral to our vision as Early Education professionals and enjoy mentoring teams and individuals as they join our industry and throughout their professional journey.

Child information line 8571 9783 or toll free 1800 803 820