As Australia’s specialists in childcare location research, Business Geographics work closely with some of Australia’s most trusted child care providers, along with various independent management groups, operators and developers. With over 15 years of experience and staff qualified in Geography, Economics, IT, Urban Planning, Business and Early Childhood education, we provide a range of consulting services to equip of clients with the market intelligence they need to help navigate the Childcare Industry.
I have been prompted to write this article by the many ongoing enquiries I receive from intending purchasers and developers of childcare centres about how to obtain a ‘Licence’ to operate a childcare centre. These potential childcare centre operators typically call when they are in the final stages of negotiations to purchase a currently operating centre or to lease an almost completed building. When I convey to them the processes of obtaining this ‘Licence’ and the timeframes involved, their excitement is usually replaced by disbelief. Surprisingly and, more often than not, the other stakeholders (e.g. vendors of the childcare centre in question) are also caught by surprise. The delays that result from their misconception can be frustrating and costly.
A twist on the north-south dispute, we investigate where in Brisbane is the best location for a childcare business
A tale as old as time: the northside versus southside debate. Brisbane locals have argued their side for generations, pitting southside culture against northside lifestyle. When it comes to choosing a location for a childcare business, owners must balance a commercially viable lease with other location factors like area demographics, adequate space and traffic that allows for easy pick-up and drop-off. There is a divide between the northern and southern Brisbane suburbs, with both locales presenting different leasing opportunities for businesses. So when it comes to Brisbane’s great debate, who comes in on the winning side of childcare business locations?
Rare opportunity to capture a key location in South East Queensland! Significantly expand your portfolio with the purchase of a group of double centres.
No one has time to read every newspaper, online article! For your convenience, we have collated articles from various sources, from across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. So grab a cup of coffee and read all the news from our fascinating industry!
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When you’ve decided it’s finally time to sell your childcare centre, you want to ensure you achieve the optimum purchase price within the market and that the sale and transition goes as smoothly as possible
One of the most effective ways to get insights from parents about their perceptions of their child’s education is through surveys. This is an essential feedback tool for childcare operators as it allows parents to provide positive contributions to their child’s learning, but is also a great way to determine a childcare centre’s overall success. Giving parents the opportunity to share their feedback through a survey is a smart way to get open and honest comments, which will help keep your childcare centre on the road to success. Here are some of the ways you can use parent surveys to determine your childcare centre is running smoothly.
As a general rule, childcare centres are some of the safest and securest places for children to be. However, this isn’t to say that all centres’ standards are equal when it comes to protecting the welfare of children and staff.
Confidence is high in the child care sector as evidenced by Burgess Rawson with almost $20 million worth of childcare centres sold within the first few months of 2017. During that time a number of centres in Melbourne and Sydney were put on the block across two days of auctions and all were immediately sold.