We are diverse and inclusive in how we work

Each centre is unique and draws on the strengths of the community. The traditional owners of the land are acknowledged as original custodians and...

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Our practice is grounded in evidence and research

We draw on a range of pedagogical and a child development theory research and approaches to inform curriculum and day to day practice with children. Our...

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We aim to be leaders in everything we do

In each Centre, philosophy guides decision making and articulates the ‘why’ in our practice. Our Centre Directors are leaders and coaches of their...

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Child Care

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Outside School
Hours Care

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Professional Learning Calendar

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Customised professional learning leads to centre success

Helen-Keft Cooper, Manager of Riverbreeze Preschool and Child Care Centre, needed to individualise the programming and planning cycle at her centre while still maintaining consistency across rooms. Helen chose to use Gowrie NSW’s customised professional learning service because it enabled all of...

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A parent’s guide to navigating screen time and technology

In a society flooded with choices in technology and apps for children, it’s hard for parents to know what may be best for their child. On Thursday 30 July, Dr Kate Highfield from the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University will share key tips with parents on choosing high quality,...

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Upcoming events


Working with Infants and Toddlers and the Early Years Learning Framework

09:00AM to 12:00PM

Jo Pender Meeting Room, 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043


Being intentional: The thoughtful teacher

09:00AM to 12:00PM

Jo Pender Meeting Room, 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043


Reflective Practice: Let's Re engage & Re examine

09:00AM to 01:00PM

Wattle Room, Port Kembla Golf Club, Golf Place, Primbee NSW 2502


Planning and documenting ritual experiences for infants, toddlers and young children

09:00AM to 12:00PM

Jo Pender Meeting Room, 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043

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& Toddlers

Practice Pedagogy
& Research

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Our children are our greatest hope... every thinking person must realise that when this bitter strife is over we must build up a better world, and it is only through the children that this can be done.

- Lady Zara Gowrie


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