Gowrie offers two early learning services in Docklands – enrolling now

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.  We opened our second site in January 2021, partnering with the new Docklands Primary School where our new kindergarten is located.  Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten offers 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.

Come and see for yourself, call us to book on to a tour or to join a virtual presentation. Meet the team, hear about the programs and see the facilities. We have kindergarten and long day care places available for 2022.

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.

Places available for 2022. Call us on 8624 1000 or e-mail theharbour@gowrievictoria.org.au to join a daily tour or weekly virtual info session.

Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten

New in 2021 and co-located with the Docklands Primary School. 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.

Places available for 2022. Call us on 9115 6520 or email docklandskinder@gowrievictoria.org.au to arrange a tour or join a virtual info session.

Gowrie @ The Harbour

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

Fee- $160 per day

Lunch and morning & afternoon tea provided

Date Day Time
3 May 2022 Tuesday 10:30am
10 May 2022 Tuesday 2:00pm
17 May 2022 Tuesday 10:30am
24 May 2022 Tuesday 2:00pm
31 May 2022 Tuesday 10:30am
7 June 2022 Tuesday 2:00pm
14 June 2022 Tuesday 10:30am
21 June 2022 Tuesday 2:00pm
28 June 2022 Tuesday 10:30am
5 July 2022 Tuesday 2:00pm
12 July 2022 Tuesday 10:30am
19 July 2022 Tuesday 2:00pm
26 July 2022 Tuesday 10:30am

Please call our Reception Team on 8624 1000 for any assistance or questions about tours.

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

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. 

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:

The Harbour
03 8624 1000
TheHarbour@gowrievictoria.org.au

Ph: 03 8624 1000  E-mail: theharbour@gowrievictoria.org.au
Located at Level 1, 1 Seafarer Lane, Docklands VIC 3008

Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten

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

Sessional Kindergarten. Same as school term dates:

Three-year-old Sessional Kindergarten
Friday 9am to 3pm

Four-year-old Sessional Kindergarten
Group One: Monday, Tuesday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Group Two: Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am to 4:00pm

Integrated Kindergarten Fee- $152 per day

Three-year-old Sessional Kindergarten Fee- $220 per term

Four-year-old Sessional Kindergarten Fee- $525 per term

No meals provided

Date Day Time
9 May 2022 Monday 10:30am
23 May 2022 Monday 10:30am
6 June 2022 Monday 10:30am
20 June 2022 Monday 10:30am
4 July 2022 Monday 10:30am
18 July 2022 Monday 10:30am

Please call our Reception Team on 03 9115 6520 for any assistance or questions about tours.

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

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.

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:

Docklands Kinder
03 9115 6520
docklandskinder@gowrievictoria.org.au

Ph: 03 9115 6520  E-mail: docklandskinder@gowrievictoria.org.au
Located at 17 Little Docklands Drive Docklands VIC 3008