Pre-School & Occasional Education and Care


The Pre-School / Occasional Education and Care programs offer regular part time care for children three to five years of age during school terms. The centres are licensed by the Tasmanian Department of Education. Trained teachers and/or qualified education and care professionals conduct the pre-school/occasional education and care programs.

Frederick Street Pre-School and Occasional Education and Care

Lady Gowrie Tasmania assumed operation of this occasional education and care program during 2004 at the request of the Launceston District Office of the Department of Education. This program was an extension of the school program which included Kindergarten and Preparatory on the Frederick Street School site.

At the end of 2004, the Department relocated the school program from the site which resulted in Lady Gowrie Tasmania continuing and extending the pre-school/occasional education and care program as well as establishing a northern based resource centre / library and meeting/training room facility.

The Frederick Street site is a heritage listed building, owned by the Launceston City Council, and with the support of the Launceston Kindergarten Association, Lady Gowrie Tasmania has access to the facility for the provision of its services. It is situated just minutes from the Launceston city centre.

This Centre provides an alternative to long day care for families who may need short term education and care for children as well as the opportunity for a transitional program for children in the year prior to formal school. An early childhood teacher and additional qualified educator provide the education and care program for three to five year olds.

During school holiday periods a dedicated vacation care program for younger children is provide on site.

Operational details

Pre-school/Occasional Education and Care: 9.00am – 3.00pm

(Tuesday to Thursday, school term only). The operating days are reviewed annually to ensure the needs of families are met.

Vacation Care: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Monday to Friday , school holiday period)


Families provide a lunch box for their child, including morning tea snacks.

Contact Details

Address: Lady Gowrie Frederick Street Education and Care Centre,

56 Frederick Street, Launceston, TAS, 7250.

Phone: (03) 6324 1360

Fax: (03) 6331 5336