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Poppins Playhouse


Poppins Playhouse is a Long Day Care facility which provides an inspiring learning environment which nurtures and encourages children to experience the freedom and magic of childhood. Poppins Playhouse welcomes children aged 12 weeks to 5 years and is located in a residential area in South Tamworth.

Our philosophy highlights the importance of learning through play and encouraging children to question, investigate, hypothesise, explore and discover, growing into confident and active learners. Our curriculum is guided by the National Early Years Learning framework, as well as drawing on ‘Nature Play’ and ‘Loose Parts’ theory. We spend as much time as we are able in the outdoors, learning together through play and exploring the world around us.

Poppins Bush School


Poppins Bush School provides an enriched learning environment that nurtures the wonder and awe of childhood. The Long Day Care Centre, welcomes children 12 weeks to 5 years, and is located in the beautiful, sub-rural Windmill Downs Estate, Tamworth.

With a philosophy which values the importance and potential of the early years, our educational setting strives to support young children as they grow into creative, resilient, and confident learners. Our curriculum and practices are guided by the National Early Years Learning Framework. Much like our sister centre, we are also inspired by ‘Nature Play’ theory, as well as the approaches and values of other quality early childhood pedagogy from around the globe, such as the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. A large part of our curriculum involves children, along with their educators, learning together in the outdoors, where play, adventure and the natural world offers endless benefits.

Poppins Playhouse Community

Join Our Community

To place your child on our waitlists, or to manage an existing enrolment, please register/login to our family lounge.

*NOTE: To apply to the waitlist, please ensure to add a “New Request” booking and select your preferences after you have registered.

Contact Us

We welcome you to contact us anytime to discuss our programs and services. To make an appointment to view either Poppins Playhouse, or Poppins Bush School, or for any other information, please contact our Directors:


Kellie Durant
116-118 Kent Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
Ph: 02 6762 4449


Marg Klasen
Jarman Road
Windmill Downs, Moore Creek
Tamworth NSW 2340
Ph: 02 6761 7971

Poppins Playhouse Links

Useful Links

We believe in collaborative partnerships to support the wellbeing of children, and their families, in our community. Below are useful links we hope will inform and assist you in your journey as parents of children in their early years.

Early Years Learning Framework

Staying Healthy In Childcare


Tamworth Community Health Centre (various public, paediatric therapists and services) 02 6767 8100

Country Kids Therapy (private, occupational therapy, paediatric physiotherapy) 0407 464 031

Bronwyn Laurie speech therapy (private) 0418 581 679

Joanne Keegan speech pathologist (private) 02 5712 9322