A Gowrie coach brings an external perspective and supports teachers, leaders and teams to reflect on their strengths and needs, build their knowledge and work towards embedding new practices that will improve their service.

We believe that effective coaching and mentoring begins with listening. We aim to understand your context, what you seek to improve at your service and why. These first conversations help us develop our relationship and trust which we believe underpin effective coaching and mentoring. We will support you to identify and develop goals and strategies specific to your needs. As we identify what you want to achieve, we will support you to reflect on the current practice at your service. We will identify strengths, existing knowledge and expertise as well as opportunities for growth.

As we guide and support you through the process, we will share our own practical experience. Our team of coaches and mentors have all been early childhood teachers who’ve worked in services. We understand the complexities, challenges and rewards.

Our coaching and mentoring also draws on Gowrie’s diverse knowledge and experience of working directly with children and families. We will share current examples from Gowrie’s own services. We will provide you with resources and materials drawn from Gowrie practice and from the wider early childhood sector relevant to your context and needs.

What does coaching support look like?

We will tailor a package to suit your needs and budget. Most coaching packages combine:

  • Virtual sessions by videoconference or phone
  • Observations and coaching with individuals or teams at your service
  • Team sessions at your service
  • Materials and other resources to share within the service

If you think coaching might be right for your service:

  • Complete the form below, e-mail Jenny at jennyc@gowrievictoria.org.au or call us on 1300 446 974
  • We will discuss different packages to suit your budget
  • We will then send you a proposal working to your budget and talk you through the process
  • We will then allocate a Gowrie Consultant for you and your service

At Gowrie, we have been championing good quality Early Childhood Education and Care for over 80 years. We have always believed that children have a right to access high quality programs that reflect contemporary thinking and practice. We’re proud of our history, known as the place where generations of educators go to observe or learn in Melbourne. We aim to contribute widely to developing the sector through sharing knowledge and experience, providing professional support and offering professional learning programs.