About Us

We operate 50 weeks of the year from Monday to Friday, between 7.30am and 6.30pm.


We close for a two-week period over the Christmas period and public holidays during the year.

Our Honeysuckle centre provides care and education for up to 67 children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years.

Honeysuckle

Age Groups

Gumnuts

For children aged 3-5 years

Alexandra - Diploma in Early Education and Care, Certified Supervisor


Katy - Working towards a Diploma in Early Education and Care, Certified Supervisor


Kathleen - Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood / Primary Education), Nominated Supervisor (Preschool)


Madelyn - Certificate III in Early Education and Care

    • 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.

Our Gumnuts educators:

Gumnuts

For children aged 3-5 years:

Ragged Blossoms

For children aged 3-5 years:

Jenifa - Diploma in Early Education Care, Certified Supervisor


Jade - Diploma in Early Education and Care

    • 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.

Our Ragged Blossoms educators:

Ragged Blossoms

For children aged 3-5 years:

Snugglepots

For children aged 2-3 years

Rylie - Diploma in Early Education and Care, Certified Supervisor


Sharnee - Diploma in Early Education and Care


Shannon - Working towards a Diploma in Early Education and Care - Trainee

    • 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.

Our Snugglepots educators:

Snugglepots

For children aged 2-3 years

Cuddlepies

For children aged 12-24 months

Shirley - Working towards Diploma in Early Education and Care


Stephanie - Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood / Primary Education)


Tyra - Working towards Diploma in Early Education and Care, Cuddlepie Educator

    • 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.

Our Cuddlepie educators:

Cuddlepies

For children aged 12-24 months

Cherubs

For children aged 6 weeks-12 months

Kristina - Diploma in Early Education Care


Kirsten - Working towards Diploma in Early Education and Care

    • An inviting and flexible early learning and care environment for infants


    • A warm and caring environment is provided to ensure each individual daily routine is supported, just as it would be in the home environment


    • A wide variety of activities for early development milestones in a sensory rich environment


    • Comfort, care and nurturing is primary to encourage secondary attachment with our educators provides warm, trusting relationships, predictable and safe environments creating a sense of comfort and belonging.

Our Cherubs educators:

Cherubs

For children aged 6 weeks-24 months

Rotating Trainees

We currently have three trainees who work across our rooms

Courtney - Working towards Certificate III - Trainee


Olivia - Working towards Certificate III - Trainee


Samantha - Working towards Certificate III - Trainee

Rotating Trainees

We currently have three trainees who work across our rooms:

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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