Welcome to Tillys Play & Development Centre


Tillys Play and Development Centre’s are a privately owned family business that prides itself on providing the highest standard of early childhood education and care.

Why Choose Us

We have been providing high quality education and care for your most precious assets since 1994.


For your convenience we have centres at various locations across Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley.

Our Programs

Our mission is to deliver the best educational programs possible with included extra curricular activities.

For Families

Find out more about Fees and Government Subsidies, Centre Policies plus Family Involvement.

How to Enrol

Fill out a Waiting List Application Form today and pop in to chat with one of our friendly Centre Directors.

Annual Awards Ceremony & Celebrating 30 Years of Tillys

On Saturday 3rd February, Tillys hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony and celebrated 30 Years of Tillys! 🎉🏆
Educators and staff from across our 11 centres came together to celebrate each others successes, dedication and passion for Early Childhood Education and Care throughout 2023. Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners! 🏆

Upcoming Events:


Tillys hosts a variety of events throughout the year within their community and centres.

Click on the image links for more information on an event near you.

If you don’t see an event here, please contact your local centre for more information on their upcoming events.

Reviews and what our families have to say…

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Tillys Play & Development Centres
Average rating:  
 18 reviews
 by Kat
East Maitland Tillys

We’ve been so lucky to have our children be a part of the Tilly’s family. Tilly’s have such amazing, caring staff and are committed to providing the best care and education, as a parent, the transparency provided and parent input they seek is unlike any other service we have been a part of. The kids are so loved and supported to do well in their own learning journeys. There is wonderful
Leadership which results in quality recruitment and retention of staff, there has been consistency for my kids. There have been many examples where Tilly’s staff have gone over and above, helped me navigate sleep regressions with my child’s best interests in mind. We highly recommend Tilly’s and are grateful for the role they play in our kids lives. Thank You Tilly’s!!

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