Be fully supported when you return to work

On behalf of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Gowrie is offering coaching to Early Childhood Teachers who are joining or returning to the ECEC sector in Victoria after a period of leave.

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 teachers to become familiar with relevant EC programs and frameworks and support them to connect with local EC networks.

The coaching process moves through different phases, over ten coaching sessions. Most teachers will be supported with two hours of coaching per month over a five-month period, but the timing could be shorter or longer, depending on individual needs. The program offers both face to face and online coaching sessions, and at times agreed by both the coach and the teacher.

Interested in finding out more? Join us on a webinar at 12pm or 6pm on Tuesday 29 November to meet some of our coaches, learn more about the program and the benefits of coaching. Please email coaching@gowrievictoria.org.au or call 8624 1077 to register or complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

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 email coaching@gowrievictoria.org.au or call 8624 1077