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

Unpacking Privilege - Reflecting on Privilege

Special event in collaboration with the Migration Museum. Come to learn about how privilege may unintentionally influence our work with children and families.

Tue, 17th Dec Event Info
Meaningful Observations: Notice, Recognise, Respond

Where do I begin with documentation? An opportunity to deeply consider what it is that educators do when they are more intentional in the way they observe children at play.

Thu, 6th Feb Event Info
Tree of culture

This is a creative, fun and thought provoking session to explore your beliefs and values in order to be able to set a clear vision for your service and team.

Tue, 11th Feb Event Info
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