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Gowrie Carlton Learning Precinct

The 98-place service that opened its doors in January 2020 is Melbourne’s first integrated learning centre, providing educational opportunities across early and primary years. The service is co-located with Carlton Primary School and the unique design provides opportunity for community building through shared spaces and close connections with the school, maternal and child health services, parenting services and playgroups as well as the wider community.

We deliver and demonstrate high quality, responsive programs for children through:

  • Education and care programs
  • Integrated and sessional Kindergarten programs
  • Flexible indoor/outdoor programs
  • All programs provide rich learning experiences developed through a strength/interest based approach as we view children as capable, competent co contributors and acknowledge them as active participants in learning

Gowrie Carlton Learning Precinct is open to children and families from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year.

Enrol Now

Gowrie Victoria is pleased to accept your enrolment request at any time of the year. Once we have determined the booking request for your child and a place becomes available, you will be emailed a letter of offer. If you require childcare immediately and a place is available, we will be happy to offer you that place. If a place is not available or your enrolment is for next year, we suggest you join our waiting list. Gowrie Victoria follows the Commonwealth Government Priority of Access Guidelines.

Priority 1: a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
Priority 2: a child of a single parent or parents who satisfy the work/training/study test
Priority 3: any other child

If you would like to place your child on the waiting list, please register your details online through our Enrolment portal and you will receive an email confirmation of your Wait List booking.

Register for our waitlist

If you would like to make a general enrolment enquiry or for further information, please call us on 1300 446 974 or contact us using the form below

  • The fees are $134 per day
  • Sessional Kindergarten is $380 Per Term

There is a 2 day minimum enrolment to ensure consistency and a sense of belonging for children and families.

Some families are entitled to the Child Care Subsidy from the Commonwealth Government. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to child care services to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the child care service the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount. The amount that can be claimed is dependent on the family’s income and level of activity.

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Room 1: 6 weeks to 3 years
32 children per day

Room 2: 2-4 years
33 children per day

Room 3: 3-5 years
33 children per day

Support Team

Manager Children’s Program
Assistant Manager Children’s Program
Part time and float pool educators

Quality Improvement Systems: National Quality Framework (NQF)

The  National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect on the 1 January 2012. This  involved the introduction and implementation of the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011), the Education and Care Services National Law Act (2010) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) (2011). Children’s education and care services covered under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. This important reform will deliver a higher standard of care for children in the critical areas of education, health and safety and will provide clear and comprehensive information for families so they can choose the best services for their child. The National Quality Standards (NQS) are linked to the National Early Years Learning Framework (2009) which recognises that children learn from birth. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings. Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process. For more information on the new National Quality Standard, see The Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley Children’s Program received an Excellent rating in July 2019.