See how we’re inspiring learning for life at Blinky Bill Early Childhood Centre (Gowrie). Our long day care and early learning centre provides childcare in Gowrie that is perfect for families living or commuting through Gowrie or nearby suburbs Monash, Chrisholm, Fadden and MacArthur south of Canberra. We’re in the heat of Gowrie right next to Gowrie Primary School, across the road from Gowrie Shops Playground and nearby local shops.
We have a family feel at Blinky Bill Early Childhood Centre and our team have created a warm and welcoming environment for everyone that walks through the door.
From the moment you step into our child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to discover and learn. Our spacious outdoor environments feature sandpits, gardens, bike track, obstacle course, and play equipment to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.
Our indoor spaces invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers.
There’s no need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Nutritious meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.
No two days are the same at our Gowrie child care centre. Your child will have access to engaging specialised programs, including sport, music and movement. The children and families can engage in a range of cooking experiences with our centre cook and in our sustainability program with our vegetable gardens. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program.
Educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting the nearby park, shops, Gowrie Primary School, Fadden park, Tuggeranong Bus Depot, and more.
We welcome special guests and community members to the centre based on the children's interests. These include visits from our local indigenous community, dentist visit twice a year which is included in fee, and more. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.
We have a variety of in-centre events and celebrations and promote cultural diversity.
As members of our Early Learning Services community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 885 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.