Fern Bay Gardening

On Wednesday some of the children from the Pelican and Sea Turtles rooms at Fern Bay discovered our snow pea plants had grown their very first snow peas! The children enjoyed searching for them amongst the leaves and got to taste the ones that they found. P said “They are yummy!” And D asked “Can…

New Resources Waratah 1

The children in the Sunflower room at Waratah 1 have been busy exploring one of their new resources today! The children lined up to have a turn of the new excavation digger and move bucket loads of sand around the sandpit. The excavation digger is a great tool which stimulates the imagination and role play,…

International Mud Day 2020

International Mud Day began in 2009 at a World Forum event, when Gillian McAuliffe from Australia and Bishnu Bhatta from Nepal got together to talk about ways to encourage feelings of community and appreciation for the world around us. The collaboration that followed has inspired educators, children, and families across the globe, from Holland to…

Dinosaur Interest Project Fern Bay

The children in the Pelican room at Fern Bay Tillys recently sparked an interest in dinosaurs which has evolved into a group project. Together they have been involved in discussions and experiences on the theme of dinosaurs, learning about their features and then exploring the enactment of being palaeontologists! Through this experience the children were…

Staff Spotlight – Tamara

🌻STAFF SPOTLIGHT – TAMARA 🌻 Since relocating to Newcastle after 15 years working overseas, Tamara joined the Tillys Waratah 2 team in 2016 as a trainee, studying her Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care through Tillys College of Childcare. Tamara has progressed with her studies and is now currently in her final stages of…

Cardiff Vege Garden

When the rain stopped today at Tillys Cardiff some of the children helped educator Tabytha set up the new vegetable and bush tucker gardens outside. Gardening gives the children a chance to learn an important life skill, also teaching them responsibility in taking care and keeping plants alive. Gardening is also a great way to…