We are currently seeking motivated and enthusiastic qualified educators to join our amazing team at Gowrie, and we very much welcome your application. 

When educators join Gowrie, they are joining a team of people dedicated and committed to putting the care, education, and development of young children first. They take on the very special role of being a lifelong memory maker for children; a superstar in their eyes and ours.

Gowrie is a community-based organisation that first opened our doors over in 1940 – well over 80 years ago, to children and families. We are the oldest early childhood education and care provider in Western Australia, and we have been stoic as we have stood the test of time. We may not have the flashiest looking centres, or dozens of centres scattered around, but what we do have is amazing teams, amazing outdoor environments, stacks of resources, and a culture of putting children first. Our operational purpose puts money back into our centres and services, our people, and the children … not into our pockets or the pockets of shareholders.

We reward our staff by:

  • Offering above Award hourly rates
  • Having access to a huge range of employee perks and benefits
  • Extra paid leave at Christmas time and centre closure so our staff can be with their families and friends
  • Paid professional development
  • Financial contribution towards CIII and Diploma traineeships
  • Discounted childcare fees for team members
  • Attractive and comfortable uniform
  • Paid programming/non-contact time
  • Cookies and cupcakes!

At Gowrie we value childhood, relationships, responsiveness, quality and lifelong learning. We nurture the potential of the formative years for the benefit of children, families and community. We strive to enable each child to reach their full potential and place great emphasis on providing holistic and positive experiences for children, families, the community, and our people. We offer services and high-quality care and education in our early learning centres, and add value to children and families through programs at our family and community centre.

Integral to all Gowrie roles are the personal attributes of our people, the desire to be part of a positive team culture and to possess a can-do attitude. Gowrie takes the approach to empower, promote collaboration, positive culture, recognise responsibility, hold accountability, educate and mentor.

Key responsibilities of Gowrie Educators:

  • Dedication to Gowrie’s purpose, values, policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Commitment to the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework
  • Adherence to the Early Childhood Code of Ethics and role modelling the ethics
  • Displaying innovation and professionalism
  • Displaying the desire to make a positive difference and shape the future for children by providing opportunities to imagine, explore and discover, as well as exceptional care
  • Being the best you can be and inspiring and guiding children to reach their full potential

What you will need:

  • An infectious and inspiring can-do attitude
  • Effective communication skills
  • Full Australian working rights
  • A Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, or a willingness to undertake the qualification through a work-based traineeship where you get paid while learning.

Gowrie is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. The appointment of all successful applicants will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check and National Police Clearance.

If you would like to work for one of the few community-based services left in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector, and not for one of the big for-profit private companies, then Gowrie may just be the place for you.

To find out more about Gowrie, please head to our website or to our social media pages, or give us a call on 9312 8200, and we can answer any of your queries. You can also email us at

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities.

Click apply now or email your resume and cover letter to

We very much look forward to hearing from you.


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