The Little Unicorn - Newcastle Child Care Centre’s. Broadmeadow, Honeysuckle and Charlestown.

About Us

The Little Unicorn Newcastle Family Day Care & Preschool Centres - Broadmeadow, Charlestown, Honeysuckle

The Little Unicorn story began with our Broadmeadow site in 1993, providing care and educational programs for local children.

Our Story

We now operate from the recently refurbished site in Broadmeadow, CBD location at Honeysuckle and our new centre in Charlestown.


We have grown from humble beginnings to become a much-loved and trusted extended family member to many local families. Unlike large franchise-operated centres, The Little Unicorn is family-owned and locally operated, so we live and work in the communities we serve. We recruit and retain high quality early childhood practitioners, and pride ourselves on providing the kind of supportive environment required to keep our staff turnover to a minimum. Our staff stay for the same reasons our families do: we put what is best for the children at the centre of everything we do.

Meet Our Management Team

Long day care services in Newcastle. Family owned childcare and preschool centres.

Amy 

General Manager

Amy is one of the longest serving members of The Little Unicorn Family. She joined us in 2008, while completing her studies at University. Amy began in our Broadmeadow centre, where she worked closely with Fiona in day-to-day operations. She then went on to establish our Second service at Honeysuckle in 2010. Since this time Amy has enjoyed growing and developing our Honeysuckle centre to be a vital part of The Little Unicorn family. After a 12 month period of leave to start her own family, Amy now operates in an overall management role between our two centres and thoroughly enjoys this challenge and new position. Amy is passionate about continual improvement, ensuring our services are continually evolving and changing to be the best we can be. Amy takes pride in knowing that staff and families alike feel valued, supported and part of The Little Unicorn family.

During her own time Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Operations Manager and Nominated Supervisor - Broadmeadow

Fiona

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Early childhood education, which is completed at The University of Newcastle and graduated in 1990. Fiona is our longest service employee of The Little Unicorn; she commenced employment with The Little Unicorn on the first day of Broadmeadow’s operation in July, 1993. Previous to this Fiona was employed at services based in Sydney and the Central Coast. Fiona has been instrumental in the establishment of both services and is currently based at our Broadmeadow centre as the Nominated Supervisor of this service.

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Jade

Director - Charlestown

Jade has been with The Little Unicorn family since 2012. With a brief absence, Jade returned to The Little Unicorn Family in 2020. Jade is passionate about creating supportive learning environments that foster quality relationships between educators and children. Jack values the importance of routine and consistency to families and educators, but most of all, our children. 

Jade is currently studying her Certificate IV in Leadership & Management and holds a Diploma in Early Education & Care. Jade has worked her way through the service, from a trainee level and understands the importance of all members to our team. If Jade is ever lost, she can sometimes be found cuddling babies in our nursery rooms. 

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Director - Charlestown

Kate

Kate is passionate about creating inclusive learning environments that allow chilldren of all abilities to flourish and grow. Kate ejoy encouraging children to explore through risky plan and discovery. Kate holds a Bachelor Degree in Primary Teaching and Early Childhood Education as well as a Masters Degree in Special & Inclusive Education. Kate has been a part of The Little Unicorn family since 2020, primarying in our preschool room and in guiding the educational program and documentation. Kate is also enthusiastic about implementing art experiences that allow children to express their creativity and learn through exploration. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and catching up with friends.

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Barb

Director - Honeysuckle

Barb has many years' experience working in Early Childhood. Starting as a primary school teacher, Barb decided quickly that Early Childhood was where her passion was. Throughout her career, Barb has worked with all age groups and has experience working with children who are living with autism, ADHD, global developmental delay, down syndrome, as well as children with other learning difficulties and behavioural changes.

Now, Barb is a part of The Little Unicorn family, and loves being a part of a team who are passionate about, and love what they do. 

In her spare time, Barb enjoys camping and spending quality time with her husband and three children. 

All staff employed at The Little Unicorn meet relevant statutory requirements including current Working With Children Checks (WWCC). All staff hold an approved qualification, with a minimum of working towards a Certificate III in Early Education and Care.

We would like to acknowledge the Awabakal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respect to the elders of the Awabakal nation - past, present and future - and extend this welcome to all Aboriginal people.

Accreditation

Acknowledgement of Country

– Maria Montessori

Play is the work of the child.

I love the little bonds they have shared. I never thought I would see a bond as beautiful as the one Stella shared last year with Jade, until Chelsea! Stella walks around at home calling her, and she’s the first person she says whilst walking to her class. The way all the educators treat our children, I can’t even describe. I’ve never felt right about working and putting my kids in daycare until we came across The Little Unicorn!!! 

I love the fact that I pick up my babies and they are always laughing or smiling and have had the absolute best day!

“Our four-year-old daughter, Katie, started at the Broadmeadow centre in January after moving from interstate.

The staff has been very welcoming. Anne always greets us with a smile and the girls in the room seem to genuinely care about her and her well-being. 

The lady in the kitchen has been very accommodating to help Katie settle in and we appreciate it. Taleesha seems to go above and beyond in her interactions with us and we feel that Katie is truly supported in her learning.”

Charlestown Square

Charlestown NSW

Monday to Friday

7.00am–6.00pm

The Little Unicorn on Honeysuckle

24 Honeysuckle Drive

Newcastle NSW

Monday to Friday

7.00am–6.00pm

The Little Unicorn Broadmeadow

78–82 Brunker Road, 

Broadmeadow NSW

Monday to Friday

7.00am–6.00pm

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The Little Unicorn Charlestown

Operations Manager and Nominated Supervisor - Broadmeadow

Fiona

General Manager

Amy Neary

Meet Our Management Team

Our Broadmeadow daycare centre provides a safe and secure environment that allows your child to learn and develop at their own pace. 

Conveniently located in the Honeysuckle Precinct at Newcastle, our long-day childcare centre caters for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Our Charlestown location offers long daycare and preschool services for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years located in the heart of Charlestown Square.

The Little Unicorn Charlestown

The Little Unicorn Honeysuckle

The Little Unicorn Broadmeadow

Long day care services in Newcastle. Family owned childcare and preschool centres.
Long day care services in Newcastle. Family owned childcare and preschool centres.

The Little Unicorn is proud to offer three convenient long day care locations across the Newcastle area. With leading facilities in Broadmeadow, Charlestown and Honeysuckle our accredited staff are now more accessible than ever. 

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Nominated Supervisor - Preschool

Kathleen

Educational Leader

Alexandra