Cowra Early Childhood Services has proudly operated on Wiradjuri land for 40 years.

We pay tribute to elders past, present and emerging and show respect to the aboriginal people and honour their special connections to this land.

Welcome to Cowra Early Childhood Services (CECS). Our educators and Management Committee thank you for choosing our services to provide early and middle childhood education and care for your child and family.


CECS is a community based, not for profit organisation which manages 5 children’s services;










Cowra Family Day Care                   CECS Out of School Hours Care (OOSH)

                                                                       Carinya Early Childhood Centre           Cowra Early Childhood Mobile Service

                                                                                                                                         Long Day Care & Preschool 

CECS is managed by a voluntary Management Committee which supports the service’s Management Team to co-ordinate each service. CECS values their role within the community in supporting families and community involvement.

Our services are licenced by the Department of Communities and implement the National Quality Framework, which comprises of the;

  • Education and Care National Regulations and Law

  • National Quality Standards

  • Early Years Learning Framework/My Time Our Place

Our holistic programs are also guided by current research and documents such as;

  • The Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics

  • The United Nations Rights of the Child

  • Service Philosophies

  • Service policies and procedures

  • The Munch and Move Program

  • Red Nose

  • Early childhood theorists

We believe that children learn through play and everyday experiences and our programs are guided by the children’s interests and capabilities. Our educators observe, maintain strong relationships and interact with the children to understand and respond to their capabilities, knowledge and the skills they possess. This is then used to implement intentional programs which enhance children’s growth and learning.

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Mission & Vision 8.2020.PNG