NurtureOne Tamworth Children’s Centre

About Us

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Welcome to Nurture One Tamworth Children’s Centre.

We are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and provides quality long day care and education for children from birth to six years. Located in North Tamworth, close to the TAFE, hospitals and numerous schools. Our centre is a house that has been converted into NurtureOne! Our centre is open plan with our Nursery being the one room that is separated to provide a safe and nurturing environment for those under 18 months.

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Our play areas are clean, open and spacious; the curriculum and programed activities allow for each child’s age, development and needs in mind while also supporting play as a tool for learning. Our Preschool room provides a unique opportunity for the children to prepare for Kindergarten through a School Readiness program is a part of our everyday educational program. We prepare children for school in our care by promoting all areas of their growth and development and focus on them becoming confident learners.

We embrace our belief that working in partnerships with our families helps to build secure and trusted relationships and we welcome their participation. We take great pride in watching as the children learn and grow as individuals and discover the world around them.

We welcome you to contact the centre or drop by at any time to meet the team and learn more.


Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.

Centre Manager profile

Melissa Ridout

“I want the best for my own children and apply the same approach for every child in my care.”

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2015 and started working at Nurture one Tamworth in early 2021. I hold a Diploma Early Childhood and Education.

What inspired me to go down this career path of child care and early learning is after having my own children this was my greatest inspiration. I enjoy that no two days are the same, the greater your support the network the easier the day becomes. I want the best for my own children and apply the same approach for every child in my care.

All childcare centres, including our centre, use the foundation of play-based learning to guide our experiences every day. With access to a range of age-appropriate learning resources, trained educators, and new experiences among friends, we set children up to thrive in an environment that is dedicated to learning. Children develop their curiosity, problem-solving, confidence and resilience at our centre, and we carefully plan play-based learning experiences around their interests and learning goals. Over time, you will see your child develop abilities such as language, motor movement, memory, concentration and social relationships all by partaking in these experiences – it’s a truly incredible journey to witness!

Our team is passionate, caring, close knit, dedicated and family focused – always looking out for the best interests of the children and their families.

We support families through communication, we try and engage in a conversation with parents whilst they are in the centre or pick up the phone and ring for a chat.

We understand that starting at a new centre can be overwhelming and that is why from the very first enquiry, we make sure that we address all your questions one by one. We walk families through all the forms and administration that need to be done, this includes enrolment forms, Child Care Subsidy (CCS), explaining subsidies, government caps, centre schedules, our centre menu and more.

Welcome to Nurture One Tamworth.



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Early Years Preschool
6 weeks – 18 months 18 months – 3 years 3 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Other meals – late snack/fruit available
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – iPad
  • In-house cook and qualified nutritionist
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that will keep you up to date about your child anywhere, anytime, from any device 
  • Located close to town, hospital and TAFE


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:

“We honestly could not be happier with the outstanding team at Nurture One! We have used three other day-care centres in Tamworth (over the past 11 years, with three children) and they have been far superior – the quality of programing, the nurturing, gentle and enthusiastic staff, the warm, welcoming environment and the healthy, delicious food. Nurture One mixes all the best of a professional, organised and modern chid-care centre with a homely and friendly atmosphere. When we have requested extra casual days, they are always very helpful and accommodating, which is a lifesaver when juggling unpredictable work commitments. I think it’s the feeling that the staff actually take the time and effort to really get to know your little person that really sets Nurture One apart. The kindness and affection they give our daughter makes us feel so lucky that she is in such good hands, it really is a home away from home.”

– The Kelly Family


“Nurture One is such a warm, wonderful environment! My eldest has been attending Nurture One since the beginning of 2015, my husband and I loved the centre so much that we enrolled our 2yr old at the beginning of this year. Throughout all of the classrooms the teachers are welcoming and genuinely happy to see our family when we arrive each day. The children not only get to play and socialise with other children their own age but are provided amazing learning opportunities throughout the day. It has been amazing to watch our 4yr grow since being in the Preschool Room at Nurture One, learning so much and making great friends. The meals that are provided throughout the day are not only so convenient for busy parents but are always nutritious and kid-appropriate, my boys both love everything on the menu! I wouldn’t send my boys anywhere else!”

– The Barrett’s


“We have been immensely happy with the care that the Tamworth team has shown our 22 month old, Charlie. It’s an incredible friendly, energetic and nurturing Centre and all of the staff take the time and the effort to get to know the children and their families. We have especially appreciated the efforts the Centre Manager, Rachel, and the carers in Charlie’s room. They have taken to get to know him and the feedback they provide about his days is exceptional. We feel very confident they genuinely care for him & take a great interest in his development and happiness. The Centre also goes to a lot of effort to involve families in Centre events and activities. This creates a lovely community around the Centre.
We couldn’t recommend the Centre more highly.” 

– Alice


“I have my two daughter’s at Nurture One since the start of the year, the staff are very welcoming every morning towards both of my girls and also Matt and I. The staff are very polite, respectful and always greeting us with smile and asking how my morning has been. The centre environment is always very clean and well presented, my children feel very safe and secure with all staff and as parent that is the most important foundation that the centre can provide for them. Overall Nurture One is high-quality centre that provides the best care for my children and I really appreciate their hard work. Thank you “

– Samantha


“My 2 kids love Nurture One, the staff are the most loving and caring people in the world. They give so much attention to the finer details and make sure each day even rainy days are filled with laughter and learning! I would highly recommend Nurture One to every single person I know! And big shout out to the Director and her 2IC for making the place as wonderful as it is, I value all your hard work!”

– Leah


“All the staff at NurtureOne are friendly, caring and conscientious. They are all fully involved in each child’s day and always provide feedback when I arrive; even before I have a chance to ask. They have created a safe and loving environment full of opportunities for my child to play, learn and grow. I feel comfortable knowing I have chosen the best place for my daughter in my absence.”

– Jade


“We feel the centre is very family orientated and very welcoming. Will adjust to certain different needs of the child. We have had different child care arrangements with our other children, and Nurture One is definitely the best experience that we have had. I find the communication great, the communication book that comes home every day and the weekly emails are very beneficial.”

– Melissa


“I have had the pleasure of sending my children to Nurture One Tamworth over the last 7 years and have always found the staff friendly, caring and helpful.  
Both my boys have thoroughly enjoyed the fun, learning and life experiences they have learnt from day care. The staff are amazing and feel like part of our family.”

– Claire


“I cannot speak more highly of the Nurture One Team. They are the most caring and loving team. They are a family and we feel very privileged to be a part of that family. The whole Nurture One team are just like extended family and each and every member of the team are always happy, polite and professional and nothing is ever a hassle, as well as providing the best possible care in the best possible environment for my little boy. If you are looking for a centre that instils excellent core values and will help your child to develop and progress in their everyday life , this is the place for you.”

– Sarah


“My daughter is a very shy child and was terrified about going to kindy. The staff are fabulous and took my daughter in hand as soon as she arrived. The centre is smaller than some of the others in the area and allows for the centre to concentrate on every child. I went to work knowing that my daughter was not lost in a corner of a large centre. She came home bouncing up and down and desperate to go back. My nephew is now going to the centre as a result. I would recommend this centre to everyone! Very Happy!!!”

– T. Thomas


“My son was very nervous about his first day at day care. I think I was more nervous! The staff welcomed us as soon as we walked in the door. My son did not look back and came home a very happy and exhausted young man. I originally booked him for 2 days a week but soon changed that to 4 days per week because he was so happy. I am thrilled with the centre and have already booked my next baby in (I’m 6 months pregnant!) when he/she is born. VERY HAPPY!!!”

– Terry


“Our son Oscar started at Nurture One when he was 13 months old.  We love the nursery’s intimate, safe and playful feel.  The daily communication book is a great tool and the staff are all wonderful and friendly. We love the extra care and personal touch that comes with the Nurture One experience like extra cuddles and dress up days.  We really appreciate the extra effort staff put in to keep Oscar happy like buying new toys and books they know he’ll love and planning activities like cooking and gardening to keep him entertained.  We have been blown away by the improvements in Oscar’s speech, gross motor and social skills and notice he’s no longer a fusey eater!
The Nurture One staff are like family to us, we would recommend them to anyone who is looking for childcare with a personal touch.”

– Elle and Brandon

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our NurtureOne Childcare and Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Nurture One Tamworth Childrens Centre, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.