Tillys Play & Development Centre at Gillieston Heights is a purpose built centre located off Wallis Creek estate. Catering for children aged between 0-12 years, it encompasses an in-built Out of School Hours Care and Vacation Care facility for primary school aged children, along with our already exceptional long day care services for early childhood education. The centre’s opening hours will be 6.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday. Our OOSH service has two mini buses and caters for children from Gillieston Heights Public School and Maitland Public School.
The centre includes all meals which are prepared fresh daily on site by our experienced cooks in our outstanding chefs kitchen. Our menus are designed to be nutritionally satisfying and allow the children to explore a foods from a variety of food groups throughout the day.
With vast outdoor play spaces and brand new equipment, the centre boasts high quality play experiences and educational resources. The children can enjoy an outdoor space with numerous slides, climbing equipment and sandpits, as well as a ‘shipwrecked’ boat to encourage imaginative play and exploration. The indoor environment encompasses age appropriate play resources, inviting the children to express their individual interests and explore a variety of areas through self-lead play. Dedicated educators guide the children’s learning and play through hands-on experiences and are attentive to each child’s individual needs and interests.
At our awards night for 2022, Tillys Gillieston Heights and it’s educators were nominated as finalists and won a number of awards for their excellence and dedication to Early Childhood Education and Care. These include:
Pedagogy and Practice 0-2 – Finalist – Samantha Hagen
Pedagogy and Practice 3-6 – Finalist – Bridget Whalan
Pedagogy and Practice OOSH – Finalist – Traci Hongo
Programmer of the Year 2-3 – Finalist – Jessica Rea
Programmer of the Year OOSH – Winner – Traci Hongo
Room of the Year 2-3 – Finalist – Goldfish Room
Room of the Year OOSH – Finalist – Gillieston Heights
Cook of the Year – Finalist – Rebecca Lord
Service Educator of the Year – Winner – Maree Hemsworth
Trainee of the Year Practical – Finalist – Leesa Bendeich
Nominated Supervisor of the Year – Finalist – Bree Giles
Educational Leader of the Year – Winner – Erin Gehrig
Whole Service Commitment to Excellence – Finalist – Gillieston Heights
Commitment to Critically Reflective Practice – Finalist – Gillieston Heights
Commitment to Team Culture – Finalist – Gillieston Heights for Whole Team Wellbeing
10 Years of Service – Bridget Whalan & Jasmin Winsor
For more information on Tillys Play and Development Centre Gillieston Heights or to enrol, please complete the enquiry form below or contact:
Ph: 02 49 328 267
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