New Early Learning Service at Midway Point

Lady Gowrie Tasmania is pleased to share that we are nearing the end of the construction phase at our new early learning service on Penna Road, Midway Point. 

The service will be offering an innovative play and nature-based program for children from three to five years of age from mid-August 2023. 

This new service will provide a seamless transition for children who turn three years of age and who currently attend or are on the waiting list at our existing Education and Care Service at Midway Point. 

Our educators will work together with families when this time comes to ensure a smooth transition for these children through settling visits and introductions to the educators at the Penna Early Learning Service. 

Enrolments are now open so please feel free to share this post with any family or friends who live in Midway Point or surrounding suburbs. 

Once we have your child/ren’s name on our enrolments list, we will keep in touch about the exact opening date and when we will begin to settle children and families into the service. 

You will also find our friendly Lady Gowrie Tasmania staff at the Sorell Market and Sorell Plaza (opposite Breadd) on the dates below so please drop in and ask any questions you may have! 

Sorell Market

Sunday 30 July, 2023

We look forward to offering the children and families in Midway Point and surrounding suburbs another quality education and care service.

To view the architectural drawings and plans for this new service please follow the link here.

Lady Gowrie Tasmania – ‘Children First’.

Our Commitment


Lady Gowrie Tasmania is a community owned organisation whose core business is the provision of quality programs to the community that promotes the best outcomes for children, families and early to middle childhood professionals.  


Lady Gowrie Tasmania has a rich heritage and strong values. While each program offers something different, they have all been established to achieve one thing – to give children the best start in life. The organisation has a simple philosophy – ‘Children First’. 

Lady Gowrie Tasmania is a community based not for profit organisation. Any surplus is reinvested to support the provision of the best standard of service delivery. 

Ultimately it is about a partnership, Lady Gowrie Tasmania works with families, early/middle childhood and allied professionals and the broader community to support the development and implementation of responsive and innovative programs that support children achieve optimal development and families to undertake their parenting role. 



The Lady Gowrie Tasmania Education and Care Philosophy provides a shared vision to guide our practice to ensure the best outcomes for children, their families and in turn, the community. The philosophy does not replace our mantra of ‘Children First’ but rather it works to enhance these words. The key words highlighted in the philosophy could not speak more truth to the purpose and importance of the early and middle childhood profession.

To view the Lady Gowrie Tasmania Education and Care Philosophy please follow the link here.


Lady Gowrie Tasmania values and places a high priority on communication between educators and families. This is encouraged both on an informal and formal basis. Daily interaction and communication about individual children is vital to ensure appropriate and individualised education and care is provided.


Lady Gowrie Tasmania employs qualified, experienced and passionate early and middle childhood educators who recognise that children learn through play. They work in partnerships with families to develop learning programs that are responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities. Lady Gowrie Tasmania educators are offered regular opportunities for professional learning and development to extend their knowledge and invigorate their daily planning and connections with children.


Lady Gowrie Tasmania Long Day Care and Family Day Care curriculum for children from birth to five years of age is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The Framework‘s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. It is a guide for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years of age.

Qualified and experienced educators use the framework in partnership with families – children’s first and most influential educators – to develop learning programs responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through play. Planned play-based experiences are also influenced by current and emerging early childhood research. 

Through the EYLF five learning goals, the curriculum provides children with the opportunities to develop: 

  • a strong sense of their identity 
  • connections with their world 
  • a strong sense of wellbeing 
  • confidence and involvement in their learning; and 
  • effective communication skills.

To enquire about enrolling your child/ren into this exciting new service in 2023, please email or phone (03) 6230 6872.


When the building works have been completed, we will welcome families to visit for a tour. Tours provide families with the opportunity to ask valuable questions, to meet our dedicated educators and to see our education and care programs in action. 

Lady Gowrie Tasmania – ‘Children First’.