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.
Kaurna miyurna ngadlu Kaurna yerta tampinthi. We acknowledge the Kaurna peoples, including Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise that we are on unceded Kaurna land.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
We believe strongly that children learn best when they are interested and engaged in what they are doing. For children, playing is learning.
We are embedding Reconciliation into the curriculum in the children’s programs and aim to create a culturally safe environment.
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.
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.
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