7:00AM - 6:00PM


Tillys Play and Development Centres are privately owned child care centres owned and operated by Ron and Donna MacIntyre and their family. Donna and Ron MacIntyre currently own and operate Long Day Care Centres at Abermain, Bolwarra, Cardiff, Greta, Muswellbrook, Rutherford, Singleton and two at Waratah. Donna and Ron have also previously owned centres at Largs, Dungog, Mannering Park & Tamworth.

All our centres are Long Day Care Centres, open between 49 and 51 weeks of the year (except Public Holidays) with operating hours varying from 6.00am to 6.30pm.

The centres care for children between the ages of 0-12 years and are approved for between 28 and 174 children a day. Our centres at Greta, Bolwarra and Rutherford have separate OOSH care centres for between 30 and 60 children before and after school and vacation care.

All Tillys Play and Development Centres are licensed by the NSW Regulatory Authority, the Department of Education and Communities (DECS) and operate within the regulations of the Education and Care Services Regulations and the Education and Care Services National Law.

The centres also offer Child Care Subsidies (CCS) to eligible families and must abide by regulations set out by the Commonwealth Government.

All Tillys Play and Development Centres are rated by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) under the National Quality Standard.

The approved provider and educators implement The Early Years Learning Framework and ‘My Time, Our Place’ the Framework for School Age Care into all aspects of Tillys Play and Development Centres Programs.

Tillys College of childcare was established in 2010 to raise the bar in the early childhood field of education. Tillys CCC is a unique training college as it is the only training college in the Hunter and Newcastle areas in which students study within a working childcare centre.

Child Care Fees & Availability

How old is your little one?

6 weeks - 12 months

Current availability

Vacancy information is not available for this age group.

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$0.00 a day per child

Estimated fees

Fees vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 75% of your childcare fees.

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44 Melbourne Street, Abermain

Opening hours

7:00AM - 6:00PM


  • Mel Gibb - 6 months ago

    I have had 2 children attend Tillys at Abermain and when it comes time for my 3rd to attend I will be booking her in to go as well. With my first child I moved him across from another daycare/preschool and I guess that was the mile stone that showed me how Tillys stood out against other places my children could go. It is a well structured place that helped my child grow and learn a lot easier than it was previously. Just seeing the interaction not only with peers but how he was already learning to cope with his day to day behavior moved me to tears just after the first week. The staff have also been wonderful throughout all my experiences, my eldest child has ad/hd and the support that they provided also helped guide me as well as my child to improve and grow to what he needed to succeed. There is to many staff to name but Gillian the director is a wonderful lady that has lead a Very professional caring group of staff to get us through our many ups and downs x so thank you! The transition to school is amazing we have done it once and are going through our second now ready to start big school next year. I feel the children are well supported and learn exciting new things that make the move so much easier for them, I also love that most are lucky to move across with friendships they have made along the journey. I have to add in how proud and lucky I feel to have attended through this uncertain time with the COVID 19 pandemic, talk about the front line! These guys not only worked the whole time through it but made us feel welcome and in this time when everyone was scared to go out, they wanted our children’s to be there and taught them how to get through it. I must say having 3 children it was a blessing for life to not change as much for at least one of my children and the professionalism,cleanliness and care that they showed so they could still attend is commendable! I truly hope you guys get the recognition you deserve for helping to keep us all sane! I highly recommend to anyone to give Tillys Abermain a try it was the best decision we made for our children and family x

  • Hayley magyar - 6 months ago

    Tillys Abermain have been nothing but exceptional! Have had my kids in two different day cares and have had nothing but a great experience here. They communicate well with families and keep you updated through out the day, they were extremely fast to implement ’COVID prevention’ measures to ensure a safe environment for the children when the pandemic started and are constantly seeking feedback to improve any area they can. Wish we found Tillys earlier. Thank you guys

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Meeting NQS

Abermain suburb information

Abermain is a suburb located in New South Wales. There are approximately 4 child care centres in Abermain and fees are below the national average.

Average cost per day



2-3 Years

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NQS rating & quality

National Average
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