Gowrie NSW family grows with the addition of historic Newstead House in Orange
Historic Newstead House, located in the New South Wales regional town of Orange, will become an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service under approved provider Gowrie NSW.
Scheduled to open early in 2022, Gowrie NSW Newstead Early Education Centre (EEC) will be “a wonderful place for children and childhood” making the most of the established park-like grounds of Newstead House.
The not-for-profit centre will cater for children from six weeks to six years of age in a 90-place setting which will offer “a place for children to gather, connect and build relationships, in an historic building filled with history, light and abundance” across two infant rooms, two toddler rooms and one preschool room.
With Cook Park and the Botanical Gardens in close proximity, children will be able to explore beyond the service environment. Whilst in the building, children will be able to enjoy the piazza, a centralised dining area that will create a warm inviting space for children and educators to come together and connect.
“We believe that every child brings with them unique strengths, capabilities, culture, interests, knowledge, ideas and experiences…and that every day is filled with possibilities and chances for discovery,” Gowrie NSW CEO Nicole Jones said.
Gowrie NSW is committed to retaining the heritage features of the building during the refurbishment, as well as maintaining the “magnificent” gardens. The service joins a number of Gowrie NSW services in the Central West region, with early learning settings in Mudgee, Lithgow, and Dubbo, as well as Outside School Hours Care in Bathurst, Orange and Kelso.
“Our commitment to the community remains in staying local and providing exciting opportunities for careers in early childhood,” Ms Jones explained.
“At our centres in Dubbo, Kelso and Bathurst we employ locally. That is part of our commitment through this process,” she added.
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