Go West: Gowrie NSW seeks excellent educators for Orange
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Gowrie NSW encourages educators to go west and embrace change

by Freya Lucas

April 12, 2024

For the past 80 years Gowrie NSW has made significant contributions to the rich tapestry of early and middle childhood education. 


Far more than being simply a place for children and families to benefit from high quality care, Gowrie NSW is dedicated to building and growing the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector for the professionals who work within it. 


With a recently revamped EVP, and sector-leading conditions, Gowrie NSW continues to show its outstanding commitment to teachers and educators, and to enhancing the overall quality of the NSW ECEC sector. 


A not-for-profit organisation founded in 1940, Gowrie NSW has a rich history of providing education and care, family support, and professional development opportunities for those working in ECEC. 


Through the Gowrie NSW Education hub the ECEC sector can access professional learning and consultancy support through online and face-to-face workshops, seminars, conferences, consultancy opportunities and specialist courses for teachers, educators, managers, directors and service owners – opportunities which are free for those employed by the organisation.


It’s a rare and special mix of opportunity for those who are serious about finding an employer who is committed to high quality and the professional growth of its people, and as part of this vision, Gowrie NSW has committed to ensuring that children, families and ECEC professionals in regional areas are also able to access high quality opportunities. 


Newstead Early Education and Care


In 2022 Gowrie NSW undertook an ambitious redevelopment project of a historic property in the picturesque town of Orange, turning a well loved property on parklike grounds into a bespoke early learning facility with a dining piazza, hand cut wooden toys, and floor to ceiling windows, bathing the space with light and views to the outside. 


The wide corridors and glass partitions allow the educators and leaders within to showcase best practice, continuing the legacy of learning established by Lady Gowrie in 1940, and giving back to the ECEC profession in tangible and meaningful ways. 

As the service continues in its quest for excellence, building on its Exceeding rating, it is on the lookout for staff members who can bring the best of themselves to the region, and join a strong team of early childhood teachers, educators, and other supporting staff, all of whom have a vision of providing high quality care in Orange. 


Unique programs and supports


The presence of Elena Marouchos in the Newstead service is just one example of the way Gowrie NSW supports its team in innovative and creative ways.


Elena is a RIE©, associate, and has an ‘in residency’ role at Newstead, as well as supporting other Gowrie services across New South Wales. 


Her role is to support educators to translate theory into practice, specifically in the birth – three space in deep consideration and reflections of practice and pedagogy.

Dedicated teacher accreditation support is also offered to teachers at Gowrie NSW, with Claudia Quintanilla as the teacher practice mentor, facilitating a rich mentoring program featuring sector experts and critical friends. 


At Gowrie NSW, monthly networking sessions in the educational leaders network provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on practice, learn from one another, and grow as professionals in a collegial environment. 


Leadership opportunities


Gowrie NSW Newstead is currently seeking an educational leader, someone to join an established leadership team within the service, and continue to guide other dedicated educators within the team to reach their highest potential, while also working as an early childhood teacher (ECT). 


ECTs within Newstead are in good company, with a commitment to have a teacher on board in each room in the 90 place service regardless of age group, contributing to an environment of collegiality and support and a high level of professionalism within the centre. 

In this full time position, the chosen candidate will work a 40 hour week, Monday through Friday, with paid breaks, and monthly RDOs, which equate to an additional two weeks of leave per year. 


Other benefits of the position include a two week Christmas closure break, above award rates of pay, enviable ‘Join Us’ incentives, generous discounts on care for the candidates own children (if applicable), paid study leave and monthly and annual reward program and tenure incentives. 


For those who don’t currently reside in the Central West of NSW, a range of support services are available to help with the transition to the Orange community. 


For a confidential discussion about this, and other positions available with Gowrie NSW, please contact Gus Roy on 0403 190 281 or via email to: [email protected]


Gowrie NSW have positions available across NSW and ACT.  To view a full list of current opportunities please see here

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