39 Saleyards Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850
Mon-Fri | 8am - 5:30pm
15 months to school age

Why Gowrie NSW Mudgee Early Education and Care?

Gowrie NSW Mudgee is a quality, not-for-profit preschool and early education and care centre. We cater for children 15 months to 6 years. 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. 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 have a spacious natural outdoor environment that includes a large sandpit, veggie patches, waterplay, climbing equipment and beautiful gardens.

We have built strong reciprocal relationships with our families through the primary educator approach and as a small team, each staff member has the opportunity to develop deep,  respectful relationships with all the children and families of Gowie Mudgee Early Education and Care.

We are committed to excellence and strive to make a lasting impact on children’s lives.

We are proud to be rated as Exceeding, rating against the National Quality Standards.

Primary Educator Relationships


At Gowrie NSW Mudgee Early Education and Pre-School, 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.

Learn More about the benefits of a Primary Educator Relationship here

How we encourage capable learners:

All our programs at Mudgee 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.

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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

Play Based Learning

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.

School Readiness - 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.

GowrieHolidayCare-2014Children 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.

How we communicate with 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

Our classrooms group sizes

Gowrie NSW Mudgee Early Education and Care caters for children aged from 15 months  years to 6 years. There are two classrooms.

The Guguburra room caters for children from 15 months - 4 years.

The Wamul room caters for children aged 4 - 5 years (preschool room) 

Classroom sizes may vary each year according to our waitlist and the needs of our existing families. We work to ensure that each classroom has a group size that is suitable for the children’s ages, development and individual needs.

All our indoor children's place spaces use natural materials and soft colourings that support our committment to a calm, well resourced learning environment for children.

Our large outdoor play area ensure children have plenty of access to gross motor and physical play. Our outdoor environment has natural grass, gardens and a vegetable patch.

Have a question?

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

Meet Our centre manager, Rebecca Catt

Rebecca Catt holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Education) and has nearly ten years industry experience. She has worked as an Early Childhood Teacher, Educational Leader, Centre Manager and a Primary School Teacher. She has a passion for promoting the importance of early education, and its vital role in achieving successful outcomes for children. She particularly enjoys working with children that have behavioral needs and prides herself on the relationships she builds with children and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her horses and pursuing her passion for showjumping.