High quality early learning services for the Carlton community

Gowrie has a proud history of supporting families in inner Melbourne with high quality childcare and kindergarten. Gowrie is known for rich learning experiences, strong relationships with families and for our belief in community. 

We’re passionate about promoting children’s inherent curiosity and wonder. We view each child as strong in potential, capable and competent. All children and families have the ability to succeed and we support inclusion and celebrate our diversity. We champion the best quality early childhood education and care for all children.

We have limited vacancies in 2021

We opened the doors to our 98-place service at Carlton Learning Precinct in January 2020. Gowrie offers sessional kindergarten and long day care programs as a part of Melbourne’s first integrated learning centre, providing educational opportunities across early and primary years. We’re 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. Carlton Learning Precinct is a strong partnership for the community, connecting families and offering a range of opportunities, programs and services for families.

Long Day Care (6 weeks to 5 years)
Sessional Kindergarten

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

Sessional kindergarten operates during school terms only in two groups
Group A – Monday 9am-3pm. Tuesday 9am-3pm. Wednesday 8.30am-11.30am
Group B – Wednesday 12.30pm-3.30pm. Thursday 9am-3pm. Friday 9am-3pm

Room 1 – 6 weeks to 3 years | 32 children
Room 2 – 2-4 years | 33 children
Room 3 – 3-5 years | 33 children
Including sessional kindergarten

Long Day Care Fee – $142 per day
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack provided.

Sessional Kindergarten – $425 Per Term
Lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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

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.

The Victorian government is progressing 3 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 3 reforms and this 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:

Carlton Learning Precinct
0458 323 808
Information@gowrievictoria.org.au

Ph: 0458 323 808  E-mail: info@gowrievictoria.org.au 
Located at 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton VIC 3053