Gowrie NSW family expands with addition of historic Newstead House in Orange
Historical Newstead House, located in the regional town of Orange in New South Wales, will become an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service under the aegis of a licensed provider Gowrie NSW.
Scheduled to open in early 2022, the Gowrie NSW Newstead Early Education Center (EEC) will be “a wonderful place for children and infancy” making the most of Newstead House’s park-like grounds.
The non-profit center will welcome children from six weeks to six years old in a 90-seat setting that will provide “a place where children can come together, connect and build relationships, in a historic building filled with history, light and abundance ”in two infant rooms, two toddler rooms and a preschool room.
With Cook Park and the Botanical Gardens nearby, kids can explore beyond the service environment. Once inside the building, children will be able to enjoy the piazza, a centralized dining room that will create a warm and inviting space for children and educators to come together and connect.
“We believe that every child brings with them unique strengths, abilities, culture, interests, knowledge, ideas and experiences … and that every day is filled with possibilities and opportunities for discovery,” said the Gowrie NSW CEO Nicole Jones.
Gowrie NSW is committed to maintaining the heritage features of the building during the renovation, as well as maintaining the “beautiful” gardens. The service joins a number of Gowrie NSW services in the Central West region, with early learning institutions in Mudgee, Lithgow, and Dubbo, as well as care outside of school hours in Bathurst, Orange and Kelso.
“Our commitment to the community remains to stay local and provide exciting early childhood career opportunities,” Ms. Jones explained.
“In our centers in Dubbo, Kelso and Bathurst, we employ locally. This is part of our engagement through this process, ”she added.
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