We want to know which child care centre is the best on the Tweed - vote now to crown our deserving champion
We want to know which child care centre is the best on the Tweed - vote now to crown our deserving champion news.com.au

250+ NAMES: Which is the best child care centre in Tweed?

CHILD care centres are one of the backbones of our community. 

The staff and volunteers at these establishments care for our kids on a daily basis. 

So we asked our readers to nominate the best in the shire.

The response was, well, overwhelming. 

More than 250 nominations came through, and we have narrowed the list down to the top-22. 

Show your love and appreciation and vote to decide which child care centre is best in Tweed. 

Voting will close at midday, next Wednesday, October 23.

Vote here:

Which child care centre is the best in the Tweed?

This poll ended on 23 October 2019.

Current Results

Little Grommets Early Learning Centre


Joey’s Pouch Early Years Educational Centre


Smiley Tots in Chinderah


Cooloon Children’s Centre


Natural Elements Early Learning Centre Pottsville


Cherubs Early Learning Centre Banora Point


Pottsville Gumnuts Early Learning & Preschool


Terranora Childcare Centre


Little Angels World of Learning Banora Point


Burringbar Gumnuts Community Preschool


Bilikids ELC and Preschool in Bilambil Heights


Possums Community Preschool Condong


Bossy Boots Early Learning Centre Kingscliff


Goodstart Early Learning Centre Tweed Heads


Wallum Community Preschool


Pippes Cabarita Beach


Teddy Bears


Kindy Care Tweed Heads


Bright Buttons Banora Point


Freckles Kindy & Learning Centre


Twin Towns Early Learning Centre


Murwillumbah Early Education Centre


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


Jo Turner said: Smiley Tots in Chinderah. They are proactive in providing the best up to date childcare, they are organised, responsive and the facilities are great...and they are just a beautiful bunch of people.

Lorraine Nield: Cooloon Children's Centre for creating a beautiful community atmosphere. My children are now 14 & 10 but we still look forward to KIDS FEST which is a free community event put on by the dedicated Cooloon staff each year. Besides that Cooloon let's them have fun & just be kids in a loving environment. 🌈☀️

Rearn Mills: Natural Elements Early Learning Centre Pottsville. The care for our children is amazing, from the staff to the beautiful centre it is providing awesome experiences and adventures... our children are very lucky 🎉

Carly Allen said: Little Grommets, beautiful educators, fresh lively centre with a water fun area for summer. Highly recommend.

Zoe Boss: So great to see so many community based centres nominated here 🙂 clearly a reflection of the types of services the families value.

Sarah Cleak: Joey's Pouch Early Years Educational and Preschool Centre for sure!!! Is my youngest daughter and I second home and we love it and everyone who attends ❤️

Kylie Steminger: Little Grommets is amazing! I've got to drag my boys out of the centre on the school holidays! Such a warm friendly family run centre .. 💕💕

Louise Lee: Cherubs Early Learning at Banora Point. Could not recommend anymore. The teachers are warm and nurturing and the pre school program is amazing. For a child getting ready to transition to school, Cherubs is incredible.

Michelle Taylor said: Little Grommets Early Learning is amazing! The educators are wonderful and the facilities are fantastic. So much involvement from the kids in the daily activities my daughter loves it! I could not recommend a better facility!

Torleah Tuccori: Smiley Tots is absolutely amazing and I couldn't be happier and feel safer sending my son there to learn and grow.

Sonya McGee: Cooloon Children's Centre. Big beautiful outdoor area, organic Vege garden, great adventure climbing equipment and home cooked lunch and snacks. Lovely educators who always support their development.

Gillian Buttress-Grove: Little Grommets - I love that a local family built it and nurture every little soul that goes through 🌈

Amanda McLennan: Little Grommets ELC, beautiful yard, caring and nurturing educators, with lots of different experiences and chef on site! Thank you to all the beautiful educators that helped and supported my family! ❤️

Tara Baker: Terranora child care centre. Everything about this centre is amazing! They are well educated, happy to listen and discuss and have an amazing chef to prepare well rounded foods.

Tricia Walton: Little Angels are the best. Both my grandkids have gone there since they were babies. They have blossomed intellectually and emotionally in Little Angels encouraging and supportive environment

Samantha Topper: Smiley Tots, my daughter goes there and when my other daughter turns two she will also be attending. My niece and nephew also went there as well 🙂

Jenny Rose Haddley: Bilikids ELC and Preschool in Bilambil Heights. Big outdoor play area, farm with chickens and rabbits and a great program!

Marion McLean: Joeys Pouch Murwillumbah. Sooo caring and supportive community run not for profit Centre. From this distant Nana who calls in and is welcomed by centre family every time.

Elise Louise: Smiley Tots Preschool and Early Learning in Chinderah 🌿🌈 an authentic, nurturing environment that develops the whole child. We love it! ✨

Cat North: Joey's Pouch Early Years Educational and Preschool Centre Inc is an outstanding not for profit, community run daycare centre in Murwillumbah that is thriving under the nurturing care of our wonderful director, dedicated staff and committed parent committee... 😊

Thalia Norton: Little Grommets Early Learning and Little Grommets OOSHC are both such amazing child cares. Such loving and caring staff they truly make you feel apart of the loving family they are. They are very passionate about promoting healthy eating and getting the children involved in amazing activities everyday to keep the kids active. Wouldn't recommend any other company than Little grommets 😁

Jessica Spencer: Possums Community Preschool is so good. We love every aspect of it and highly recommend to anyone looking for a nuturing environment. Wouldnt send my kids anywhere else :)

Jason Cooper: Little Grommets Early Learning a HUGE centre with the biggest yard of any I've seen and a full time chef, My daughter has been going since she was 4 months old.

Bonnie Davis: Smiley Tots in Chinderah is fantastic. The staff are passionate and fun and the activities are awesome. Our little one loves it. Highly recommend Smiley Tots ❤️

Barbara Leone: We love having our daughter at Little Grommets ELC. The facility is fantastic and so are the staff. The in-house chef makes great meals which the kids love.

Kit Cat: My son went to Joey's Pouch 16yrs ago. They were amazing 💗

Danielle Baillie: They all deserve an award ❤️❤️❤️

Kylie Ingram: Bili Kids in Bilambil 💕 the educators are wonderful 🙂 they also have a beautiful outside environment and a farm area attached to the centre for the children to enjoy + experience 🐥🐰🌱🌻

Tanya Boyce: Cooloon Children's Centre Inc. Nature, learning through play, exceptional staff, happy children, on-site chef providing healthy meals, organic veggie garden, chickens, lizards. Community minded. Need I go on. 🥰😍⭐️

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