In order to help with transition and settlement into Australian society, assist in English fluency and increase employment opportunities, the Australian Government's Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of free English Language Tuition to eligible migrants from the skilled, family and humanitarian visa streams.  

In partnership with TAFE NSW, Gowrie NSW places children aged between six weeks to 5 years in Creche services whilst their parents study and attend English. In 2018 Gowrie NSW is expanding the existing program to encompass the following creche locations:

  • Armidale
  • Blacktown
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Granville
  • Hornsby
  • Meadowbank
  • St. Leonards
  • St. George
  • Ultimo
  • Wagga Wagga

In addition to direct Creche placement, Gowrie NSW also coordinates mainstream childcare placement for the children of AMEP participants throughout NSW and the ACT. Each year, Gowrie NSW creates places for more than 2,500 eligible children under our program.

The program caters to a wide range of languages and we have consultants on hand at all times to assist with enrolment. As an element of our service and commitment to inclusion, Gowrie NSW AMEP creche services employ a large percentage of educators from English as a Second Language and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, including some who had made the transition from former students of the program. Throughout the operation of this program, Gowrie NSW have been regularly audited by NEAS and Department officials who have acknowledged and praised both our creche operations and the facilities provided.

Find out more about the AMEP from the Department of Education and Training website.

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