Tillys Play and Development Centre - Waratah

Tillys Play and Development Centre - Waratah

6:30AM - 6:30PM

About Tillys Play and Development Centre - Waratah

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



$110.00 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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Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Other Meals
Education Programs

Getting to Tillys Play and Development Centre - Waratah

2 Platt St, Waratah

Opening hours

6:30AM - 6:30PM

Tillys Play and Development Centre - Waratah Reviews

  • Amanda Bronish - 6 months ago

    We have three children at the Waratah 2 Centre and LOVE it! The staff are amazing and go above and beyond what is expected. It's such a welcoming, homely environment with rich learning experiences, our children have gained so much, particularly in their social development. They have been exceptional this year, during the Covid pandemic, going above and beyond again and we are so thankful to have our children there.

  • Naomi Lobban - 6 months ago

    My children love going to tillys Waratah2 the staff are so good with the children and healthy menus for lunch

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Waratah suburb information

Waratah is a suburb located in New South Wales. There are approximately 10 child care centres in Waratah and fees are below the national average.

Average cost per day



0-12 Months



13-24 Months



2-3 Years

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