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 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

E: gilliestonheights@tillyschildcare.com.au

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Our Gillieston Heights Centre Leaders

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Meaghan Lowe

Nominated Supervisor

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Erin Gehrig

Educational Leader

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)