Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley proudly supporting children, families and the local community.

Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley is located within the Broadmeadows Valley Learning Precinct. This provides opportunity for community building through close connections with the schools, maternal and child health services, parenting services and playgroups as well as the wider community.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that our practice and relationships celebrate our diverse and inclusive community. Our programs are in a range of languages including Turkish, Arabic and Assyrian.

We offer a range of services and programs. They provide rich learning experiences developed through a strength and interest-based approach. We view children as capable, competent co-contributors and acknowledge them as active participants in learning.

Gowrie Broadmeadows is a 128-place service that has achieved an Excellent rating in the National Quality Standards. We deliver and demonstrate high quality, responsive programs for children through:

The unique design of our centre supports us to build strong communities. It includes a shared outdoor space, dining room, and enables daily activities with Broadmeadows Valley Primary School.

Long Day Care (6 weeks to 5 years)
Long day care is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year

Sessional kindergarten group 1 – Monday and Tuesday 9am-3pm and Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am
Sessional kindergarten group 2 – Wednesday 12:15pm-3:15pm and Thursday and Friday 9m-3pm

The children are grouped by age across our rooms:

Rooms 1, 2 and 4: 6 weeks to 3 years
12 children each day
1 Diploma Qualified Early Years Leader
2 Diploma Qualified Educators
1 Certificate III Educator

Room 3: 3 – 4 years
24 children each day
1 Diploma Qualified Early Years Leader
1 Bachelor Qualified Leader, Leader Educational programs 0–3-year-olds
2 Diploma Qualified Educators
1 Certificate III Educators

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

Kindergarten A: 3-5 years sessional and integrated funded Kindergarten Program
30 children each day
1 Diploma Qualified Early Years Leader
1 Bachelor of Education, Leader Educational programs 3–5-year-olds
3 Diploma Qualified Educators

Kindergarten B: 3-5 years sessional and integrated funded Kindergarten Program
30 children each day
1 Diploma Qualified Early Years Leader
1 Bachelor of Education
3 Diploma Qualified Educators

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

Wednesday

Date

TBC

Time Allocated

10.30 am – 11.30 am

*Due to COVID guidelines, each session will be capped so availability is limited.

Please call our Reception Team on 9133 0250 to make an appointment.

Long day care is $121 per day

Four-year-old sessional kindergarten is $380 per term

There is a two-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 childcare services to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their childcare fees and pay to the childcare 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.dese.gov.au/child-care-package

Fees include the provision of nutritional morning and afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, and a late snack.

Gowrie accepts enrolment requests 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 Wait 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

Manager Children’s Program
Educational Leader
Assistant Manager Children’s Program
Administration
Part time and float pool educators
Cook

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 www.acecqa.gov.au The Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley Children’s Program received an Excellent rating in July 2019.

The Victorian government is progressing three interrelated reforms that are integral to reducing family violence and promoting child wellbeing or safety. From April 2021, additional organisations and services were prescribed under all three reforms, which includes early childhood education and care services.

The initial point of contact for information sharing is the Early Learning Manager, who can be contacted via phone or email:

Broadmeadows
9133 0250
broadmeadowsvalley@gowrievictoria.org.au

Ph: 03 9133 0250  E-mail: broadmeadowsvalley@gowrievictoria.org.au 
Located at 30-54 Johnstone Street, Broadmeadows VIC 3047