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

Becoming a new OSHC Director part 1 and part 2

‘Becoming’ a new OSHC Director is exciting and challenging. You may be newly appointed or considering this as a career option.

Thu, 7th Jul Event Info
Understanding children’s behaviour

Utilising the principle of reflective practice, this session will inspire and motivate you in your work to support children to make sense of their behaviour

Wed, 27th Jul Event Info
Mental health in middle childhood (OSHC)

As an educator in OSHC you play an important role in the lives, wellbeing and mental health of the children attending your program.

Fri, 5th Aug Event Info
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