Blinky Bill Early Childhood Centre

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. 

15 Jeffries Street, Gowrie ACT 2904 (02) 6292 4111
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Why you’ll love Blinky Bill Early Childhood Centre (Gowrie)

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Mala Nielsen
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

A sneak peek inside our centre

Children playing at Blinky Bill Early Learning Services child care
Child and educator playing at Blinky Bill Early Learning Services child care
Child looking through a microscope at Blinky Bill Early Learning Services child care
Children gardening at Early Learning Services Blinky Bill child care
Educator reading to a child at Early Learning Services Blinky Bill day care
Children painting at Early Learning Services Blinky Bill child care

Take a walk in your child's footsteps

Every day  is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child's time so enjoyable at Early Learning Services Centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 7:15am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:15am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:15am to 6:30pm
Thursday 7:15am to 6:30pm
Friday 7:15am to 6:30pm
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre: 

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. 

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 413 885 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Hat 
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Specialised programs 
  • Bag 
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required 



We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare. 
Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $170.50
Toddler $170.50
Kindergarten $170.50

Note: Fees effective from 10 July 2023.

Your family’s daily out of pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements. 

The above fees are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, call 1800 413 885.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 413 885 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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