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    New Early Education and Care Centre
    A place for children and childhood

    Scheduled to open in early 2022, Gowrie NSW's Newstead EEC will be a wonderful place for children and childhood.

    With the established park-like grounds, children will have the opportunity to spend time in a natural and beautiful, aesthetic environment.

    Newstead will be an in-demand centre for families in the region. 

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    Historic Newstead House in Orange to become Gowrie NSW Early Education, Care and Preschool

    Gowrie NSW is excited to announce the opening of a new early learning centre to support the Central West community. Opening in early 2022, our not-for-profit  early education and care centre will cater for children from 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our 90 place centre will be a place for children to gather, connect and build relationships, in an historic building filled with history, light and abundance.


    The proximity to Cook Park and the botanical gardens mean children will be able to access places beyond the centre and what they have to offer.


    A true highlight of Newstead will be the piazza, a centralised dining area that will create a warm inviting space for children and educators to come together and connect, enjoying the inviting aromas from the delicious meals prepared by our in-residence chef.


    Children will be emersed in carefully planned and beautiful inviting learning environments which ensure essential elements to support their learning in the early 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 possibilities and chances for discovery.


    "Gowrie NSW is committed to retaining the heritage features of the building in our refurbishment, as well as maintaining the magnificent gardens"  Nicole Jones, CEO Gowrie NSW


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    "Newstead will be a place to gather, connect and build relationships"


    Centre Details

    Newstead is a historic landmark property in an excellent location close to the CBD and Cook Park.  


    Address:  47 - 49 Hill Street, Orange NSW 2800

    Newstead Early Education and Care will be a 90 place centre, with two infant rooms,  two toddler rooms and one preschool room. 


    Operating times are still to be confirmed.


    A commitment to the community

    Gowrie NSW footprint is growing solidly in the Central West region, with Early Education, Care and preschools in Mudgee, Lithgow, Dubbo, as well as Outside School Hours Care in Bathurst, Orange and Kelso. Our commitment to the community remains in staying local and providing exciting opportunities for careers in early childhood.


    "At our centres in Dubbo, Kelso and Bathurst we employ locally. That is part of our commitment through this process" Nicole Jones, CEO Gowrie NSW.


    Gowrie NSW has a rich history spanning more than 80 years. In our fully restored, historic flagship building in Sydney, families are connected by a deep sense of community.


    Our services are deeply embedded in the community, and we are committed to building an early learning precinct with a focus on supporting the sector and professional learning in the Central West. 


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