14 Frith St, Mayfield NSW 2304 Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 7am - 6pm
6 weeks to school age


Gowrie NSW Mayfield is a quality, not-for-profit childcare centre in the Newcastle region. 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 in 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 dedicated and passionate educators implement a high quality educational experience in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment
Meet our centre manager, Jeanette John

Jeanette John has more than 30 years’ experience in the Early Childhood sector. She has taught in a variety of settings including early childhood, primary and tertiary Education. She is committed to the delivery of child focused early childhood education and has particular interest in inclusive environments for infants and toddlers. Jeanette has travelled to Reggio Emilia in Italy in the pursuit of knowledge in contemporary early childhood education settings. She has recently achieved a Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood, through Macquarie University.

Child information line 8571 9783 or toll free 1800 803 820