Teachers and Educators, be fully supported when you return to work

On behalf of the Victorian Department of Education, Gowrie is offering coaching to Early Childhood Professionals (teachers and educators) who are joining or returning to the ECEC sector in Victoria.

Gowrie coaches are all experienced coaches and early childhood practitioners offering current and lived experience of the sector. They will tailor the coaching process to meet the needs and circumstances of each individual, guide them to become familiar with relevant EC programs and frameworks and support them to connect with local EC networks.

The process begins by looking at the specific needs of the teacher or educator and what support they are looking for. This will help determine what coaching package would be most suitable (e.g. 10, 15 or 20 hours) and over what period. The coaching process will move through different phases and can include both face to face and online coaching sessions at times agreed by both the coach and the person being coached.

There are no further enrolments available for 2023-24.

If you would like to find out more information about this program, contact the department at early.years.workforce@education.vic.gov.au

Program Partners

Amy reflects on how coaching supported her to transition effectively back into a teaching role in early childhood after working in primary and after parental leave

Leanne and Julie are two of our team of coaches at Gowrie. In these short clips they reflect on some of the key aspects of the coaching process.

The Role of a Coach

Creating Time and Space to Reflect

Gowrie Coaches

Investing in Relationships

“Coaching enables us to think more deeply and really focus on something that we probably wouldn’t make the time for otherwise. My role as a coach is to listen and reflect back to teachers. It’s an open, explorative process where we build confidence and build capacity together.”
Leanne, Gowrie Coach
“Coaching might help someone work towards achieving specific goals. Or it might be just an opportunity for someone to share how things are for them, where there’s no judgement, and be supported by a coach to clarify their thoughts.”
Julie, Gowrie Coach

Contact Information

To enquire about this program, please complete the form below, email coaching@gowrievictoria.org.au or call 8624 1077