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

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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.

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.

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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

Age groups and learning environments

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

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

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

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

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.

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We chose Gowrie Mudgee because it is the only centre in Mudgee that exceeds the ACECQA Standards and uses the Story Park App for family communication such as the weekly program, centre news and daily updates on the children. We were warmly welcomed, instantly felt we could trust the centre managers and educators, and the landscaped yard and home-like natural interiors were familiar to our son (3 yrs), which has helped him settle in .We looked at most of the other centres in town and Gowrie Mudgee is where we enrolled.
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Meet Our centre manager, Sonia Stewart

Hi, I’m Sonia and I’m the Centre Manager at Mudgee Early Education and Care. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and have been working in Early Childhood for over 15 years. I’m passionate about building relationships with families and children to ensure I am supporting their needs. I feel grateful to work at an organisation like Gowrie NSW, where Inclusion, and embedding our First Nations Peoples culture into our service and programs is so important. Early Childhood Education is a rewarding career, as you are able to watch the children grow and learn and know you’ve made a difference in those children’s lives. When I see the children in my care engaged in their learning and having fun it really does make my day. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, fishing, and gardening.