Bolwarra Art Room

Bolwarra Art Room Check out the amazing experiences in the Bolwarra Tillys art room at the moment! The children have recently sparked an interest in dinosaurs as they move on from engaging in learning which revolved around ‘the jungle’. 🦖🦕🌿

Abermain Reconcilation Week

Abermain Reconciliation Week Last week Tillys at Abermain had been celebrating Reconciliation Week with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Aunty Michelle visited the centre and did a traditional smoking ceremony with the children and educators in the rock pit area. The children and educators were painted with ceremonial paint and were told that a…

Bolwarra ANZAC Care Packages

Bolwarra ANZAC Care Packages For the second year in a row the families, children and educators at Tillys Bolwarra worked together to collect donations to put into care packages which they sent to the Australian troops overseas for ANZAC Day. With all of the thoughtful and resourceful donations they were able to post 10 CARE…

Waratah2 1st Place!

Waratah2 1st place! This March our preschool children here at Waratah2 entered our local Newcastle show! We created delicious scones, iced biscuits and cakes for the Kids get cooking competition! 🧁 This was part of our community involvement initiative in this years Quality Improvement Plan. Today we received some amazing news that our children received 1st…

Waratah2 R.A.P

Waratah2 Reconciliation Plan As a part of our Reconciliation Action Plan here at Waratah2 we had our lovely Aunty Linda join us to share her knowledge about Australian flora and the Indigenous way of bush tucker! We explored our own environment and discovered our bottle brush trees in our garden have a yummy honey nectar…

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…

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.…