Gowrie Carlton North’s proud history of supporting children, families and the community.

Gowrie Carlton North has a proud history of supporting children, families and the community through high quality early childhood education in our area. First opening our doors in December 1939, we have had over 80 years of establishing and evolving with the principles of the early education and care sector. We are known for our large natural outdoor environment that allows us to embed key sustainable and Indigenous perspectives and give all involved the opportunity to connect to nature and the land that we are founded upon.

We learn through a lens of curiosity and wonder alongside children and families whilst promoting positive strength-based relationships with a focus on providing opportunity for learning as a whole community.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that our practice and relationships celebrate the diverse and inclusive society that populates Australian culture. 

We have limited vacancies in 2021

Our Carlton North Children’s Program promotes and demonstrates high quality, responsive programs for children through:

• Education and Care programs
• Integrated Kindergarten programs
• Extensive separate outdoor playgrounds with many natural and sustainable features
• Each room implements a flexible indoor/outdoor program and progressive routines
• 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

Long Day Care (6 weeks to 5 years)

Long day care is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year

Rainbow Lorikeets – 6 weeks to 3 years | 16 children  
Magpies – 3-5 year old Integrated Funded Kindergarten Program | 30 children
Kookaburra – 3–5 year old Integrated Funded Kindergarten Program | 30 children

The children are grouped by age across three rooms:

Rainbow Lorikeets: 6 weeks to 3 years
16 children each day
1 Diploma Qualified Leader
4 Diploma Qualified Educators

Magpies: 3 – 5 years old Integrated Funded Kindergarten Program
30 children each day
1 Early Childhood Teacher
1 Diploma Qualified Leader
1 Diploma Qualified Educator
1 Trainee Diploma Educator
1 Diploma Breaks Cover Educator

Kookaburra: 3 – 5 year old Integrated Funded Kindergarten Program
30 children each day
1 Early Childhood Teacher
1 Diploma Qualified Leader
1 Diploma Qualified Educator
1 Trainee Diploma Educator
1 Certificate III Breaks Cover Educator

If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) at the Centre and would like to view the facilities before you make your application, we offer centre visits on the following dates:

Day

 Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Date

 23 February 2021

23 March 2021

13 April 2021

19 May 2021

16 June 2021

27 July 2021

24 August 2021

14 September 2021

28 October 2021 

Time Allocated

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.00 – 3.30 pm

Please call our Reception Team on 9347 6388 to make an appointment.

Long Day Care Fee – $134 per day
Fees include the provision of nutritional morning and afternoon tea, lunch and late snack in accordance with Healthy Together Victoria.

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.

For more information visit: https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-package-families

We’re pleased to accept your enrolment request at any time of the year. Once we have your booking request 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.

We have limited vacancies in 2021.

If a place is not available or your enrolment is for next year, please join our waiting list.


To ensure a fair, equitable and transparent process, 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

Early Learning Manager
Early Learning Assistant Manager
Educational Leader
Administration/Enrolments Officer
Part time and float pool educators
Cook

The National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect in 2012. Children’s education and care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards. This ensures a high standard of care for children in the critical areas of education, health and safety and provides clear and comprehensive information for families. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority undertake the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process.

Ph: 1300 446 974  E-mail: info@gowrievictoria.org.au 
Located at 36 Newry Street, Carlton North VIC 3054