Tillys Play and Development Centres are privately owned child care centres owned and operated by Ron and Donna MacIntyre and their family. Donna and Ron MacIntyre currently own and operate Long Day Care Centres at Abermain, Bolwarra, Greta, Muswellbrook, Singleton and two at Waratah. Donna and Ron have also previously owned centres at Largs, Dungog, Mannering Park & Tamworth.
The centres care for children between the ages of 0-12 years and are licensed for between 28 and 162 children a day. Our centres at Greta and Bolwarra have separate OOSH care centres for up to 30 children before and after school and vacation care. All Tillys Play and Development Centres are licensed by the NSW Regulatory Authority, the Department of Education and Communities (DECS) and operate within the regulations of the Education and Care Services Regulations and the Education and Care Services National Law.
The centres also offer Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Childcare Rebate (CCR) to eligible families and must abide by regulations set out by the Commonwealth Government.
All Tillys Play and Development Centres are rated by Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) under the National Quality Standard. The approved provider and educators implement The Early Years Learning Framework and 'My Time, Our Place' the Framework for School Age Care into all aspects of Tillys Play and Development Centres Programs. Tillys College of childcare was established in 2010 to raise the bar in the early childhood field of education. Tillys CCC is a unique training college as it is the only training college in the Hunter and Newcastle areas in which students study within a working childcare centre.
Before school care operates from 6.30am to 9.00am during school terms. We provide children with breakfast until 7.30am, quiet activities and then safely escort them to school either by our own bus or by foot (depending on weather and location of service).
Our holiday program includes structured art and craft activities, cooking experiences, games and sporting activities, as well theme days and excursions - exciting trips to the movies, bowling, ice skating, local zoo and wildlife parks just to name a few. We also allow for plenty of free play time with friends.
Vacation care programs are available and bookings for vacation care are open 5 weeks prior to the commencement of each school holidays period.