Tillys childcare Gillieston Heights

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 annual awards ceremony on Saturday 3rd February, celebrating our educators for 2023, 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:

3-6 Room of the Year Finalist – Lotus Flower

OOSH Room of the Year Finalist – Gillieston Heights

Pedagogy and Practice Award 0-2 Finalist – Rowena Acnam

Pedagogy and Practice Award 2-3 Finalist – Teneeka Blacktop

Pedagogy and Practice Award 3-6 Winner – Danielle Bowes

Pedagogy and Practice Award OOSH Finalist – Tracey Hogno

Trainee of the Year Theory Finalist – Chrystal Bradford

Trainee of the Year Practical Winner – Sheree Johnson

Support Person of the Year Winner – Leesa Bendeich

0-2 Programmer of the Year Finalist – Rowena Acnam

OOSH Programmer of the Year Finalist – Tracey Hogno

Educator of the Year Winner – Rowena Acnam

Outstanding Leadership Finalist – Samantha Hagen

Educational Leader of the Year Finalist – Erin Gehrig



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

E: gilliestonheights@tillyschildcare.com.au

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Our Gillieston Heights Centre Leaders


Bree Giles

Nominated Supervisor

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Erin Gehrig

Educational Leader

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)