National Simultaneous StoryTime 2019

National Simultaneous StoryTime 2019 Today was National Simultaneous Storytime and a number of the Tillys centres participated in reading Alpacas with Maracas together. Each year the book changes and children across Australia read the book at the same time on the same day. The event aims to encourage young children to read and enjoy books.…

National Families Week – Waratah2

National Families Week – Waratah 2 As part of national families week Waratah 2 had a special visit from a police officer and mother Constable J. The children loved dressing up in all of the policer officers attire and protective clothing. We all loved getting to look and investigate her police vehicle. Some even using…

Abermain Mother’s Night

Abermain Mother’s Night Tillys Abermain hosted a Mother’s night last night to celebrate all the special mum’s and women in our lives. The children enjoyed painting their mum’s nails, taking photos in the photo booth, making a cupcakes together, hand printing, reading and making necklaces. Thank you to everyone who joined us it was a…

Dirt is Good

Dirt is Good ‘Dirt is Good’: Why Children Need More Exposure To Germs “As adults, we naturally want to protect our children from anything that could hurt them, but what we may not realize is that, by trying so hard to protect them, we could actually be hindering their ability to develop a strong immune system.…

The Holistic Educator Conference 2019

The Holistic Educator Conference 2019 – Hosted by Tillys Play & Development Centre Yesterday Tillys Play & Development Centre hosted The Holistic Educator professional development conference. Educators from all of the Tillys services and educators from early childhood services across the Hunter Valley and Newcastle came together to collaborate, share ideas, and further their knowledge…

Greta ANZAC March

Greta ANZAC March This morning Tillys Greta joined in the Anzac Day march held at Greta. Educators, families and children all assembled at the top of the street and walked together to the Anzac memorial in the Main Street. A beautiful service was held and a wreath was placed by the children during the service.…

Waratah 2 ANZAC Excursion

Waratah 2 ANZAC Excursion Today the Kangaroo Paw room from Waratah 2 Tillys went on their excursion to the Mayfield Ex Services. As they have been learning about what ANZAC means and Anzac Day on Thursday, the children were able to pay respect and show gratitude to ex service men and women for their sacrifices…

The World Forum Foundation in China

World Forum Foundation in China Four members of the Tillys Play & Development Centre team are currently in Macau, China for the World Forum Foundation, where early childhood educators from all around the world come together to connect. The team have attended various training and seminars over 4 days based around early childhood education that…

Bolwarra Exploring Culture

Bolwarra Exploring Culture The Echidna Room at Bolwarra Tillys have recently been discussing culture when an interest sparked within the children from Chinese New Year. From this, they extended on Indigenous culture, where our educator Nerida spoke about the new mat we had received and also all our new instruments. Nerida also spoke about the…

Bolwarra STEM Accreditation

Bolwarra STEM Accreditation Yesterday Bolwarra Tillys were awarded with their Level 3 STEM Detective accreditation for their commitment to embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) into their every day programs and practices for the children. 🍂🔭 Congratulations to the Bolwarra team on this amazing achievement, another wonderful demonstration of the passionate and committed educators we…