Tamworth Region: Families



Child Care

Tamworth Area
Billabong Kids Central
Centrepoint Child Care Centre
Community Kids Tamworth Early Education Centre
Denison Street Early Learning Centre
East Tamworth Combined OSHC
Goodstart Early Learning Calala
Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth – Brisbane Street
Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth – Hercules Street
Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth South
Janelle Street Centre
Milestones Early Learning Centre (CBD)
Milestones Early Learning Centre (Oxley Vale)
NurtureOne Tamworth Children’s Centre
Poppins Playhouse
Rainbow Cottage Occasional Child Care Centre
School’s Out – Allawah
Sherpa Kids – South Tamworth
Sherpa Kids – St Nicholas Tamworth
South Year Round Care
St Marks Preschool & Long Day Centre
Tamworth Family Day Care
Tamworth PCYC Kidzcare
Tamworth Regional In Home Care – Children’s Service

Other Communities
Nundle Public School P&C OSHC
Sherpa Kids – Kootingal
Tintinhull OSHC

Playgroups

Kootingal
Oxley Vale Supported Playgroup
Hillvue Supported Playgroup

Tamworth Family Support Service

Address: 47 Denison St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6763 2301
Website: www.tfss.com.au


Child Care


Billabong Kids Central

Address: 2 Evans St, Westdale
Phone: 02 6761 5551
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm

Centrepoint Child Care Centre

Address: Level 2 Centrepoint Shopping Centre 374 Peel Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 2888
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 6:00pm

Community Kids Tamworth Early Education Centre

Address: 2A Kenny Drive, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 7133
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 6:30pm
Website: www.communitykids.com.au/centres/childcare-tamworth/

Community Kids Tamworth Early Education Centre provides education and care for children through a range of specialised programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework, including a range of educational programs, excursions and family activities designed to promote each child’s cognitive and social development.

Healthy and nutritious snacks are prepared daily for morning tea, afternoon tea and a late snack. The centre is proud to have qualified, caring and professional early childhood educators who work with the children to build and foster each of their individual qualities and developmental needs.

Denison Street Early Learning Centre

Address: 79 Denison St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 5188
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 6:00pm
Website: www.denisonstreet.com

Denison Street Early Learning Centre offers high quality care and an educational program for children aged 0-6 years, which reflects the current interests of the children, families and staff.

We believe that each child is a unique individual and our program facilitates the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of your child, whilst incorporating his/her needs, strengths, individuality and learning style.

In our supportive, safe and healthy environment, play provides opportunities for children to become skilful, explore new interests, think creatively, experiment and communicate in challenging environments and most importantly- succeed.

We strive to create a strong partnership between families and staff and embrace the involvement and communication from families while respecting multicultural differences.

Our centre respects and values all members of staff by recognizing differing levels of qualifications, experiences and backgrounds. We support our staff with training, resources and the freedom to create a unique learning environment that meets the needs of each child in our centre.

East Tamworth Combined OSHC

Address: Tamworth Public School Napier Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 6862
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Before School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 9:00am
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 6:00pm

Goodstart Early Learning Calala

Address: 49-51 Calala Lane, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 3636
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Website: www.goodstart.org.au/centres/calala/overview

The staff of Goodstart Early Learning Calala are very dedicated early childhood professionals who are committed to working in partnership with families to provide a trusting, safe and stimulating learning environment. This commitment and dedication ensures all children are provided with the opportunity to develop and grow to their full potential.

We have four indoor play areas and five outdoor areas, including a nature area with well developed trees. We are currently establishing an outdoor picnic area, complete with fruit trees and vegetable gardens.

With the advantage of wonderful, huge areas we are able to challenge the children with an exciting outdoor program including ever-changing obstacle courses, imaginative play areas and experiences to encourage active play.

Both outdoor and indoor experiences are designed to meet children’s individual learning needs and foster a sense of wonder and curiosity. We provide the resources for children to explore their creativity, and support and guide their interactions with each other.

We believe that family and community are fundamental to children finding their place of belonging in our world, so we often have fun days, centre visits and excursions to encourage family participation, community awareness and a fun learning environment.

Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth – Brisbane Street

Address: 172 Brisbane St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 9844
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Website: www.goodstart.org.au/centres/tamworth-brisbane-street/overview

Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth Brisbane Street is a 66 place centre catering for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our centre has a unique outdoor area and is purpose built in a leafy part of Tamworth.

The staff at Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth Brisbane Street are all dedicated to ensuring that your child has a positive experience in the early childhood setting. Children are central to all aspects of programming and planning and the centre provides an exceptional School Readiness program to assist your child in the transition to school.

All of our rooms program using the Early Learning Years Framework as a guide. All the children at our service have access to these great programs as a part of their day.

Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth – Hercules Street

Address: 3 – 7 Hercules St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6762 3550
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:15am to 6:00pm
Website: www.goodstart.org.au/centres/tamworth-hercules-street/overview

Goodtstart Early Learning Tamworth provides care for 39 children per day. We offer a small, personalised learning environment for children aged six weeks to six years.

Our small, family orientated centre allows your child to learn through interactions and play with siblings and other children. The large open learning areas allow interactions between all ages. Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth prides itself on providing our children with a large equipped outdoor area that is safe and secure and is inclusive of natural learning areas such as vegetable gardens and flower beds.


Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth South

Address: 358 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth South
Phone: 02 6762 5244
Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 6:30pm
Website: www.goodstart.org.au/centres/tamworth-south/overview

Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth South is a medium sized, friendly centre with a view of the mountains that overlook us. The centre itself is sunk back from the main road and has five rooms catering for different age groups from babies to pre-schoolers. Our centre’s teachers provide a safe, warm and friendly atmosphere as close to home life as possible. We focus on developing age appropriate programs that foster the children’s learning through play.

We incorporate the National Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework, into the children’s learning and education across all age groups. Our Preschool Program also supports and encourages your child’s preparation for school.

At Goodstart Early Learning Tamworth South we take the time to build relationships with each other as well as all of the children and parents that come to our centre. We provide special fun, educational and community based days throughout the year, such as visits from the local police, fire and ambulance services, as well some incursions such as “Hello Africa”.

Janelle Street Centre

Address: 4 Janelle St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6762 8452
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Website: www.janellestreetcentre.com.au

Janelle Street Centre is a Long Day Child Care facility located in Tamworth, NSW. The centre provides structured learning for children from six weeks to five years old. The centre is staffed by Christians who are also qualified child care workers. Its educational program includes Christ-centred Care and Structural Learning for all those who are enrolled.

Milestones Early Learning Centre (CBD)

Address: 1-3 Bligh Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6761 3794
Website: www.milestoneselc.com.au/locations/tamworth-cbd/

Located close to the Tamworth CBD, our purpose designed Tamworth CBD centre provides convenient access from all sides of Tamworth, complete with easy access offroad parking. Tamworth CBD is the largest of our centres, and features five specialised rooms each designed to cater for the specific needs of our programs.

Milestones Early Learning Centre (Oxley Vale)

Address: 2 Conimbla Crescent, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6761 8100
Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Website: www.milestoneselc.com.au/locations/oxley-vale/

Located on the North Side of Tamworth, our purpose designed Oxley Vale centre provides convenient access for families living in this rapidly expanding area of Tamworth, as well as being conveniently situated for easy access by those travelling into Tamworth along the Manilla road.

Oxley Value features four specialised rooms each configured to provide the same level of high quality programs that parents have come to expect from our Tamworth CBD centre.

NurtureOne Tamworth Children’s Centre

Address: 8 Patrick Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6761 2331
Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 6:00pm

Poppins Playhouse

Address: 116-118 Kent Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6762 4449
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm

Rainbow Cottage Occasional Child Care Centre

Address: 134 Marius Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 7655
Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm

School’s Out – Allawah

Address: 101 Johnston St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 7238
Before School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 9:00am
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 4:00pm

Sherpa Kids – South Tamworth

Address: 37 Robert Street, South Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 8569
Before School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 8:30am
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm

Sherpa Kids – St Nicholas Tamworth

Address: 143 Carthage Street, Tamworth
Phone: 0481 364 554
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 6:00pm

South Year Round Care

Address: West Tamworth Public School Bridge Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6762 2207
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 6:00pm

St Marks Preschool & Long Day Centre

Address: 15 Heugh St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 8250
Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 6:00pm

Tamworth Family Day Care

Address: 81 Denison Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 4599
Website: www.tamworthfamilydaycare.com.au

We are an accredited home based Child Care Service under the National Quality Framework. At the Co Ordination Unit: Administration Staff process Child Care Benefit and entitlements on your behalf to the Educators. Parent Statements are processed detailing care usage and given to families every quarter.

Qualified Child Care Staff known as coordinators visit Educators in their homes on a regular basis. Coordinators support Educator’s in managing their Child Care Service and can also assist parents if they are concerned about their child’s health and development. On going personal and professional development opportunities are available for all Educators and Staff.

The Co Ordination Unit provides play sessions for children in care, organised excursion opportunities, care for school age children before and after school and in school holiday periods, and a toy library service for Educators. We have social events for Families and Educators and we actively seek input from all stakeholders within the service.

Tamworth PCYC Kidzcare

Address: 2 Darling Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 5009
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Website: pcycnswkidzcare-tamworth.hubworks.com.au

Tamworth Regional In Home Care – Children’s Service

Address: 81 Denison Street, Tamworth
Phone: 0402 193 862

Other Communities


Nundle Public School P&C OSHC

Address: 93 Jenkins Street, Nundle
Phone: 02 6769 3485
Before School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 8:30am
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 6:30pm

Sherpa Kids – Kootingal

Address: 1 Denman Avenue, Kootingal
Phone: 0431 231 931
Before School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 9:00am
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm

Tintinhull OSHC

Address: Titinhull Public School 85 Tintinhull Rd, Kootingal
Phone: 02 6760 9036
Before School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 9:00am
After School Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Vacation Care Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 6:00pm



Playgroups


Kootingal

Meets: Monday 10:00am
Meets At: Kootingal Public School, Denman Avenue, Kootingal

Oxley Vale Supported Playgroup

Meets: Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm
Meets at: Oxley Vale Public School
Contact: Tamworth Family Support Service – 6763 2309

Hillvue Supported Playgroup

Meets: Wednesdays 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Meets at: Hillvue Public School
Contact: Tamworth Family Support Service – 6763 2309