We value, respect and work with each child’s unique qualities and abilities, and view each child as an active participant and decision maker in their own learning.
At The Little Unicorn, we understand that the relationships we form with you and your child will have a significant influence on their involvement and success in lifelong learning.
I go to pick her up and she runs the other way. My son (6yr) has been to many child care and I’ve never seen him act this way. But when he comes to pick her up he doesn't want to leave. Also I can see the staff love their job n the children, I feel comfortable leaving my child here. Thank you for having a fun-loving happy safe place for my kids”
“Saly has only been 2 weeks (2 days). I have never left her with anyone before and she loves school so much. Every day she asks if she has school today.
We embrace technology as a way of connecting and including families in early childhood learning. See,
learn and experience more of your child’s day when we share photos, journals, goals, stories, videos and captions through our Storypark platform. Each family has an account, allowing you to better understand your child’s learning and share with invited family and friends. Receive an email when new experiences are added to your child’s day in a private, secure and encrypted environment. iPad sign-ins for each room at both Broadmeadow and Honeysuckle simplifies and improves the security of daily drop-offs and pick-ups.
Play-based education practices
Your child will explore, play, discover and grow through a range of child-centred education practices. Each activity is adapted to your child’s capabilities, disposition and learning preferences. We have a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognise the importance of communication and language to social and emotional development. Learning activities occur indoors and outdoors, and range from dramatic play (dress ups and role play), to cooking (in play and in the kitchen), painting, sandpit play, construction, science-based activities, gross-motor activities, storytelling, yoga and early literacy /numeracy.
Children’s learning is at the core of everything we do at The Little Unicorn. All programs are based on the principles outlined in the NSW Curriculum Framework and the national Early Years Learning Framework (‘Belonging, Being, Becoming’). We foster a sense of belonging in your child; to their family, cultural group and wider community. We recognise that childhood is a time to be in the present and engage with life’s joys and complexities. We acknowledge parents as the ‘first teacher’, and value your voice and your child’s as they grow and are shaped by their experiences to become active participants in the world around them.
Belonging, being, becoming
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The Little Unicorn Charlestown
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The Little Unicorn on Honeysuckle
24 Honeysuckle Drive
+61 2 4929 4451
Monday to Friday 7.30am–6.30pm
78–82 Brunker Road
+61 2 4962 1788
Monday to Friday 7.00am–6.00pm
The Little Unicorn Broadmeadow
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!
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Conveniently located in the Honeysuckle Precinct at Newcastle, our childcare centre caters for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Our Broadmeadow daycare centre provides a safe and secure environment that allows your child to learn and develop at their own pace.
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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 is proud to offer three convenient childcare locations across the Newcastle area. With leading facilities in Broadmeadow, Charlestown and Honeysuckle our accredited staff are now more accessible than ever.