Gowrie offers two quality early learning services in Docklands

Gowrie has a proud history of supporting families with high quality childcare and kindergarten services in Docklands.  Gowrie is known for the rich learning experiences and unique outdoor space at The Harbour offering long day care and integrated kindergarten to families who live or work locally.  We’re looking forward to opening our second site in January 2021, partnering with the new Docklands Primary School where our new kindergarten will be located.  Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten will offer sessional and integrated kindergarten.  Children in Docklands deserve the best quality early education and care and we look forward to providing this to even more families for many years to come.

The period from birth to the time children begin formal schooling is fundamental to lifelong learning. Gowrie’s programs promote children’s inherent curiosity and wonder. We view each child as rich in potential, capable and competent.  We recognise that all children and families have the ability to succeed and we support inclusion and opportunities for all. 

Gowrie @ The Harbour

Our long-standing and highly respected service for families who live or work in Docklands.  At 1 Seafarer Lane we continue to offer long day care programs for children aged six weeks to five years and an integrated kindergarten program for three and four-year-olds.

We offer progressive and flexible indoor/outdoor programs. The innovative design of the garden among the high towers of Docklands makes for a special place for children.  We believe in being inclusive and approachable and are proud of our Exceeding rating.

We’re currently unable to organise tours but please join us at an online information session to find out more. Please click on the button below and complete the form or e-mail theharbour@gowrievictoria.org.au to register and we will send you a link.

Kindergarten programs at Gowrie Victoria:

  • Wednesday 28 October @ 7.30pm

Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten

Brand new and co-located with the much anticipated Docklands Primary School at 259 Footscray Road. We offer both sessional kindergarten (part day for four-year-olds during term time) and integrated kindergarten (full day for three or four-year-olds for 50 weeks of the year). Enrolments are flexible and there are spaces for 66 children across two rooms.

The unique design provides opportunity for community building through shared spaces and close connections with the Docklands Primary School as well as the wider community.

We’re currently unable to organise tours but please join us at an online information session to find out more. Please click on the button below and complete the form or e-mail docklandskinder@gowrievictoria.org.au to register and we will send you a link.

Kindergarten programs at Gowrie Victoria:

  • Wednesday 28 October @ 7.30pm
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Interested in joining the Gowrie Victoria team?  We have a number of educator and leadership roles available, starting January 2021, at both services in Docklands and at our other services around Melbourne. See our Careers page for more information

Gowrie @ The Harbour

Long Day Care (6 weeks to 5 years)
Integrated Kindergarten
8am to 6pm. 50 weeks of the year

Fee- $146 per day

Lunch and morning & afternoon tea provided

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

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 June 2019, Gowrie @ The Harbour was awarded the Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards. 

Contact  Ph: 1300 446 974  E-mail: theharbour@gowrievictoria.org.au 

Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten

Integrated Kindergarten
8am to 6pm. 50 weeks of the year

Sessional Kindergarten. Same as school term dates
Group One: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning
Group Two: Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday 

Integrated Kindergarten Fee- $140 per day

Sessional Kindergarten Fee- $500 per term

No meals provided

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

We will also be offering places in line with Docklands Primary School which will be zoned. Priority will be given to those families who live within the zone and plan to attend Docklands Primary School. For more information on the zone, please see the Find my School website 

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.

Contact  Ph: 1300 446 974  E-mail: docklandskinder@gowrievictoria.org.au