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.

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

Explore the information below to find out more about this service, including program details and 2023 tour dates.

Long Day Care (6 weeks to 5 years)

Long day care is open from 8:00am 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

Tours take place on the following dates from 11:00 – 11:30am

21 February 2024
20 March 2024
24 April 2024
22 May 2024
26 June 2024
24 July 2024
21 August 2024
25 September 2024
23 October 2024
20 November 2024

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

Long Day Care Fee – $166 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.

In 2023, for children enrolled in our integrated kindergarten programs you will receive a kindergarten subsidy (approximately $2000) that will offset the kindergarten program component of your out-of-pocket fees, this will be applied directly to your account in instalments over the year.

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.

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

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. In September 2019, the service was assessed under the National Quality Standards, and received Exceeding the National Quality Standard.

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 North
9362 2200

Ph: 9362 2200  E-mail: carltonnorth@gowrievictoria.org.au
Located at 36 Newry Street, Carlton North VIC 3054