Our History

Tillys Play and Development Centres have been providing high quality care and education to your most precious assets since 1994

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.

All our centres are Long Day Care Centres, open between 49 and 51 weeks of the year (except Public Holidays) with operating hours varying from 6.00am to 6.30pm. Please ask the operating hours of the centre you have been selected to work in.

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 operates 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.

Our Management Team

Donna MacIntyre

Approved Provider

Diploma in Children's Services

Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Certificate in Cookery in Children's Service

Ron MacIntyre

Tillys Founder in 1994

Building Development Manager

James MacIntyre

Maintenance and Landscape Manager

Jessica Taylor

Educational & Quality Improvement Advisor

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) (Honours)

Tania Brown

Operations Manager

Diploma in Business Management

Amy Dolman

Compliance Manager

Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Early Childhood (Honours)