Community Driven, Inclusive Learning

About

Gowrie South Australia

Gowrie SA is a community based organisation leading the development of innovative and responsive services for children and families, building leadership capacity in the wider community. The Lady Gowrie Child Centre Inc (Adelaide) was established in 1940 as a demonstration and model child and family centre and continues to lead the development of innovative and responsive services for the education and care sectors.

Children's Programs

Children's Programs

The integrated early childhood programs offered by Gowrie SA support children’s development through inclusive, play-based individual and group learning in spacious outdoor environments and natural garden settings.

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Professional Learning

Professional Learning

  • The Professional Learning Program provides professional development for educators working in child care, kindergarten, OSHC, Family Day Care, early years of school and other early childhood and community services.

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Inclusion Agency

Inclusion Agency

The Inclusion Support Programme was established by the Australian Government in 2016 as a key component of the Child Care Safety Net. The program’s purpose is to build the capacity of educators working in eligible early childhood and child care (ECCC) services to provide inclusive practice for children with a range of abilities within mainstream facilities. Gowrie SA is the Inclusion Agency for South Australia.

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Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

Gowrie SA offers the Circle of Security Parenting program for 8 weeks at our Thebarton site. This course provides a roadmap assisting adults to build stronger relationships with their children.

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Learning through play

We believe strongly that children learn best when they are interested and engaged in what they are doing. For children, playing is learning.

Culturally respectful programs

We are embedding Reconciliation into the curriculum in the children’s programs and aim to create a culturally safe environment.

A diverse, inclusive community

Due to the broader functions of our organisation the Board comprises members elected from the community (such as education, health, tertiary studies, business), as well as families.

Decades of rich teaching history

The Lady Gowrie Child Centre in Adelaide was established in 1940 as a not-for-profit, community service to provide early childhood programs for young children.

Our Core Philosophies

Upcoming Events

Regional Zoom session: Philosophy essentials

The regional zoom series aspires to make professional learning opportunities accessible in short and information packed sessions from wherever you are located.

Tue, 21st Sep Event Info
A practical day with documentation

This practical day is the opportunity to come and reflect on the current ways of documenting in your service.

Thu, 23rd Sep Event Info
A day with Quality Area 2: Children's Health and Safety

A day with QA2, everything from policy and procedures to risk assessing and talking excursions! Come along and ask questions, engage with educators and critically reflect in QA2.

Tue, 5th Oct Event Info
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