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GOWRIE NSW Consulting

GOWRIE NSW Consulting

Early and Middle Childhood Professional Support and Development

Our team of qualified specialists draw on over 80 years’ experience in the sector and are ready to pass on their knowledge to you.


What we offer 

Gowrie NSWs  Education Hub  consultancy services are the first step towards endless possibilities in developing and strengthening your teaching, learning and operations of your early or middle childhood service. 

We provide our consultancy services in a hybrid learning landscape and offer in-person and  online bespoke workshops; mentoring; and tailored consultancy based on the needs of your team. Combined with your vision, our individualised consultation will benefit the entire community of learners including children, families, and the team. 


Our team

Our team of qualified specialists draw on over 80 years’ experience in the sector and are ready to pass on their knowledge to you.  We come with backgrounds in Early and Middle Childhood Education & Care, senior level management, directing, mentoring, teaching, research and training & assessment. 

The approach we take is innovative and contemporary based in a strong practical and pedagogical foundation, to enrich the professional learning experience for you and your team 


We look forward to the opportunity to work with you

We believe relationships are at the core of our work and take pride in getting to know you, your team and centre. We will listen to your needs and shape a unique and contextual program of support tailored to your requirements. 

With a broad range of expertise within our Gowrie NSW team, we strive for and create an environment to cultivate pedagogical growth and development that impacts the quality of your practice and builds understanding. 


Book today and meet the team

Book a time today to speak with one of our consultants. We work on a case-by-case basis and tailor our advice to suit each circumstance, so that we are personal and relevant to you. Your professional growth starts here. Call Us: 0427892183. 


Education Hub Areas of Specialisation

  • All aspects of Early and Middle Childhood Education & Care
  • Streamlining and improving processes
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Indigenous cultural competence
  • Sustainability practices
  • Preparation for Assessment and Rating
  • Continuous Quality Improvement – Self-Assessment, Quality Improvement Plans and Goal Setting
  • Assessment, Planning and Documentation  
  • Guided critical reflection and team inquiry-based research
  • Understanding Children’s behaviour in a respectful way
  • Transforming your environment 


Book a time and speak with one of our consultants today

Our Consultant Team

Gowrie Jessica Horne-Kennedy

Education and Care Consultant

As a Consultant for the Education Hub at Gowrie NSW, Jessica brings a strong background of knowledge drawn from her experiences as an early childhood teacher and director.  Jessica has worked in a range of settings such as community adult education, parent run playgroups, Reggio Emilia inspired settings and Rudolf Steiner Schools in New Zealand and Australia.

Jessica has a particular interest in the theories and philosophy of relationships in early childhood environments. This interest formed the basis of her Masters in Education thesis and explored how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influenced their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool. Prior to working in early childhood, Jessica trained and practiced as a visual artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Art School in New Zealand.

Donna Morely

Education and Care Consultant

Donna holds a Master’s degree in early childhood education, and over 35 years of teaching experience in the early childhood sector (both with children and babies), and in training educators. Donna believes that children need to connect with nature and develop a deep understanding of the world they live in towards a sustainable future. Donna is passionate about incorporating Indigenous culture into children’s education, and holds a Graduate certificate in Sustainable Indigenous Partnerships, which informs her work toward embedding rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture within the curriculum as part of our shared Australian history.