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2-4 Austral Street, Malabar NSW 2036 Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 6:30am - 6:00pm
Ages 6 weeks to school age
Enrolments (02) 8594 4200
Currently Enrolled (02) 8571 9758

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 at Gowrie NSW Malabar Early Education and Care

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.
"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".
Parent of Sam aged 3

Meet our Centre Director

Payal Naidu

My Name Is Payal ,Originally from Fiji, I bring a vibrant blend of cultural richness and professional expertise to this sector. With over 5 years of dedicated experience in this field, I have cultivated a deep passion for nurturing and guiding young minds towards their full potential.

My journey in childcare has been more than just a career path; it's been a calling—a calling to create a positive impact on the lives of children and their families. With a keen eye for detail and a nurturing spirit, I approach each day with enthusiasm and dedication, knowing that the work I do today can shape the future of tomorrow. My commitment to excellence, coupled with my genuine love for working with children, drives me to continually seek out new ways to enhance their learning experiences and create lasting memories.

As I continue on this fulfilling journey in childcare, I am excited about the opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those I serve and to inspire a love for learning that will last a lifetime.


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.

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.

Children 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.

Learn more about Preschool at Gowrie NSW

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.

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.

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Daily Fees (before Childcare Subsidy is applied)

Age Price
0 - 2yrs $161
2 - 3 yrs $159
3yrs+ $157

Out of Pocket? The Child Care Subsidy assists families with the cost of approved or registered childcare.Learn more about the ChildCare Subsidyhere, and what you may be entitled to.


Refer to the Gowrie NSW Fee Policy here for more details.

Someone from our team will be in touch with you on the things needed before starting.

Fill out the Book a Tour form and choose an appointment time in the calendar. You can choose a morning or afternoon tours. If you require an alternative appointment time outside of the calendar options, please email our Enrolment Team at

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Call us on (02) 8594 4200 or fill in the form below.