Discovery House, 47 Bowes St, Phillip ACT 2606 Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 7:30am - 6pm
6 weeks to school age


Gowrie NSW Discovery House is a quality, not-for-profit childcare centre in Phillip, Canberra. We cater for children 6 weeks to 6 years and draw on our organisation's rich history of educating and caring for children since 1940.

Our Philosophy

Every child brings with them unique strengths, capabilities, culture, interests, knowledge, ideas and experiences. To enable children to reach their fullest potential, we provide the highest quality of care through enhancing all areas of growth and development in a warm caring home like environment.

Key Educator Approach

In the first three years of life we endeavour to ensure all children have a primary caregiver which closely nurtures each child throughout these critical years. 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

How we encourage capable learners:

  • A unique indoor environment rich with natural resources and promotes learning, curiosity and adventure
  • A large outdoor play area featuring natural gardens, climbing structures, natural play equipment, sand-pits and water play
  • A broad curriculum of literacy, numeracy, language, art, music, social skills, sport, sustainability and much more
  • Nutritionally balanced meals catering for all children’s dietary needs, prepared using the freshest ingredients
  • A team of team of dedicated and passionate educators implement a high quality educational experience in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment
Meet our centre manager, Cindy van der Voet

Cindy van der Voet relocated to Canberra, from Tasmania, with her Husband and children seven months ago. Cindy commenced her journey in the education and care sector 24 years ago. She has worked in a variety of leadership and mentor roles including, Service Manager, Area Manager and facilitating training to students studying in the sector. Her experience spans across Long Day Care, Outside School Hours Care and Preschool programs.

Child information line 8571 9783 or toll free 1800 803 820