Map 2-4 Austral Street, Malabar NSW 2036
Mon-Fri | 6:30am - 6pm
Ages 6 weeks to school age
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Why Gowrie NSW Malabar Early Education and Care

Gowrie NSW Malabar Early Education and Care is a quality, not-for-profit preschool and early education centre. We cater for children from birth to school age. We believe that every child brings with them unique strengths, capabilities, culture, interests, knowledge, ideas and experiences…

…and that every day is filled with possibility and chances for discovery.

Our dedicated and passionate educators implement a high-quality educational experience in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment. Each of the three learning environments has access to its own outdoor space allowing educators to facilitate an indoor/outdoor program for children. This fosters opportunities for children to make decisions about the learning environments and experiences they wish to engage in.

We have a large outdoor garden with a digging patch, a large sandpit, a veggie patch and soft fall area where the children can access climbing equipment. The children at Malabar Early Education and Care spend a lot of time outdoors in all weather. We encourage gumboots and rain jackets so the children can experience the rain and explore their natural environment.

We keep you involved in their day via a secure online platform, so you can get through your day knowing your child is safe and happy.

We draw on our organisation's rich history of educating and caring for children since 1940. We are committed to excellence and strive to make a lasting impact on children’s lives.


Primary Educator Relationships

Gowrie NSW teachers and educators allocate one staff member who will be your child’s primary educator to work closely with you and nurture your child through the first three years of life.  Your child's primary educator will be highly attuned to their routines, rhythms and unique cues.

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.

Your child will benefit from;

  •  routines that are at their own pace and where they can participate in their own way
  •  educators who take their ideas seriously
  • support to express feelings and show empathy for the feelings of others
  • encouragement to interact with other children and develop language and social skills
  • support to interact with children and adults in ways that are respectful and responsive
  • encouragement to listen to and respect the ideas of others.

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How we encourage capable learners:

All our programs at Malabar Early Education and Care are based on children’s strengths, knowledge, interests, concepts, and cultural backgrounds. The National Quality Framework stipulates that learning occurs best through play-based experiences.

Your child will enjoy;

• Interesting and engaging experiences providing opportunity for inquiry, exploration, discovery and problem-solving

• Active engagement with people, objects and representations

• Experiences and provocations based on children’s emerging concepts and thinking

• Rich play experiences by sourcing materials and creating environments which engage children’s sense of curiosity, wonder and investigation

• Opportunities for the development of a wide range of skill areas: social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical

Extensive early childhood research shows that for children under the age of five years, play provides the best vehicle for learning. Children are more likely to persist at something in which they are interested in and play-based learning provides a great context for acknowledging children’s interests.


How we prepare your child for school

Our school readiness program begins from the moment children enter our centre. Building children’s confidence, strong sense of self, conflict resolution skills, creativity and collaboration are part of our program from the start.

Your child will have many opportunities to engage with literacy and numeracy. This will also be scaffolded and extended upon. In the final preschool years, we run a dedicated Transition to School Program for children and their families. This program is delivered by Early Childhood Teachers in consultation with local primary schools and will extend children’s social and emotional skills to build sound foundations for primary school.

Malabar Oslo DSCF4670Children will build their confidence and resilience levels, become accustomed with school routines and lunchboxes, learn how to work in teams, develop independence and much more.

For more information about our Transition to School Program, please enquire with our Centre Manager and Early Childhood Teachers based in the preschool rooms.

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How we communicate wtih you

We use Storypark to document your child’s discoveries and learnings and this ensures open and clear communication. We document in real time, as it happens, and share photo’s, video, audio and observations with you in a secure online environment.storypark badge

Families are encouraged to participate in this process to ensure children achieve the best learning outcomes.

It’s just like you’re there with them, every day.

Age Groups and Learning Environments

Malabar Early Education and Care caters for children aged from 6 weeks to school age. There are two rooms - the Wareemba, and the Kiaora room. In the Wareemba, we have a small room for our infants. 

• Birth -2 years: 8 children

•  2 - 3 years 17 children

• 3 - 6 years: 30 children

Each learning environment has been designed to support the individual learning, development and needs of the child. 

We have two main indoor learning environments and a dedicated art studio. All our play spaces use natural materials and soft colourings that support our commitment to a calm and well-resourced environment for children.

We have a large outdoor natural space to ensure children have plenty of access to gross motor and physical play, even in the winter months children are still encouraged to play outdoors with their gumboots and raincoats. Our routines are based on an indoor/outdoor routine, where the children can choose where they would like to participate in experiences. 

In our infants space, we cater for all individual needs.


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"My son has been attending Gowrie in Malabar for almost a year and I could not be happier with his care and the attention to detail the beautiful staff show. From the food menu to daily photo updates to the creative fun activities. I can't speak highly enough. I feel safe and confident with the care my son gets every day and I highly recommend this daycare centre".
Nicole Brisbane