About Us

We operate 50 weeks of the year from Monday to Friday, between 7am and 6pm.
 
We close for a two-week period over the Christmas period and public holidays during the year.

Our Charlestown centre will provide care and education for up to 94 children aged from 6 weeks to school age.

Charlestown Square

Age Groups

Gumnuts

For children aged 4-school age

    • Focused on learning in a social context to promote holistic development in readiness for the school years.


    • A balance between child-centred exploration, play-based learning, intentional teaching (educator-led activities) and sustained shared thinking.


    • An environment that is inclusive and promotes a sense of belonging, agency and independence.


    • We actively promote children’s learning through meaningful and challenging learning environments and interactions to foster high level thinking skills.

Gumnuts

For children aged 3-5 years:

Ragged Blossoms

For children aged 3-4 years:

    • Focused on learning in a social context to promote holistic development in readiness for the school years.


    • A balance between child-centred exploration, play-based learning, intentional teaching (educator-led activities) and sustained shared thinking.


    • An environment that is inclusive and promotes a sense of belonging, agency and independence.


    • We actively promote children’s learning through meaningful and challenging learning environments and interactions to foster high-level thinking skills.

Ragged Blossoms

For children aged 3-5 years:

Cuddlepies

For children aged 2-3 years

    • Our Snugglepots children are encouraged to explore, play and discover as they learn to interact with care, empathy and respect.


    • We cater for different learning capacities and learning styles through flexible, open-ended learning environments that promote curiosity, cooperation and persistence.


    • Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency as they take increasing responsibility for themselves, their health, and hygiene and begin to explore their world more independently.

Cuddlepies

For children aged 2-3 years

Snugglepots

For children aged 2-3 years

  • Our Snugglepots children are encouraged to explore, play and discover as they learn to interact with care, empathy and respect.

  • We cater for different learning capacities and learning styles through flexible, open-ended learning environments that promote curiosity, cooperation and persistence.

  • Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency as they take increasing responsibility for themselves, their health, and hygiene and begin to explore their world more independently.​

Snugglepots

For children aged 2-3 years

Cupids

For children aged 12-24 months

    • A safe and secure environment for children growing in linguistic and physical independence


    • A supportive environment for the achievement of key developmental milestones


    • Frequent outdoor play to encourage exploration, curiosity, risk taking and physical growth.


    • A place where self-identity and belonging begins to emerge creating confident and involved learners.

Cupids

For children aged 12-24 months

Cherubs

For children aged 6 weeks-12 months

Rotating Trainees

We currently have three trainees who work across our rooms

Rotating Trainees

We currently have trainees who work across our rooms.

Early Education & Preschool Centre

Charlestown Square
Charlestown NSW


+61 2 4943 1484


Monday to Friday
7.00am–6.00pm

The Little Unicorn Charlestown 

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The Little Unicorn on Honeysuckle

Early Education & Preschool Centre


24 Honeysuckle Drive
Newcastle NSW


+61 2 4929 4451


Monday to Friday
7.30am–6.30pm

Early Education & Preschool Centre


78–82 Brunker Road
Broadmeadow NSW


+61 2 4962 1788


Monday to Friday
7.00am–6.00pm

The Little Unicorn Broadmeadow