Childcare Business Matters Workshop - Sydney

After the huge success of our previous Childcare Business Matters Workshops, Childcare Concepts are delighted to announce that our next workshops will be held in Brisbane at PwC’s Brisbane office on 11th October and on Monday 23rd October in Sydney.

We have gathered another group of highly renowned industry experts in one forum who will cover topics including child care business strategy, using market intelligence and technology to inform business and investment decisions, tax depreciation and more.
PLUS, for the first time, we welcome two giants of the childcare industry, Tom Hardwick from Guardian Early Learning Group, and John Bairstow, CEO of Sparrow Early Learning, who will be sharing their experiences in Sydney and Brisbane respectively.
This is THE essential workshop for the savvy owner or investor and will provide valuable industry advice to maximise your child care business investment.


This is the running order for the Sydney Workshop:

8.30am: Registration

9.00am: Welcome and overview of the current landscape in the childcare sector by an Executive Member of Australian Childcare Alliance ACA New South Wales

9.30am: Tamara Brown Partner Private Clients and Amar Jassal Director M&A, PricewaterhouseCoopers – Strategy Session, developing a business strategy and using PwC’s Heat Mapping tool to guide your investment decisions.

10.30am: Morning Tea

10.45am: Graham Upton, Principal Pep Solutions – Playing Hide & Seek with your depreciation – Have you ever wondered what else you can depreciate?

11.45am: Child Care Super 

12.15pm: Lunch – A chance to mingle with our experts.

1.15pm: Tom Hardwick, CEO Guardian Childcare Group – Shares his child care industry insights, experiences and expertise!

2.15pm: Dr Brenda Abbey CEO Childcare by Design – Developing, purchasing or selling a childcare centre – Essential tips to unravelling the intricacies of provider, service and CCB applications and notifications.

3.00pm: Afternoon Tea 

3.15pm: Sharon Fewster, MiCare Global – Presenting on their innovative software program, which serves to assist child care operators in education, governance, compliance, and vacancies.

4.00pm: Discussion panel with all our presenters facilitated by ACA NSW 

4.30pm: Close by Childcare Concepts

* Program subject to final changes.


Our Speakers

Tom Hardwick, CEO, Guardian Early Learning Group – Tom Hardwick is the CEO of Guardian Early Learning Group, a childcare business he co-founded in 2004. Today Guardian is one of the largest childcare businesses in Australia, with 100 early learning centres, turning over nearly $250M pa and employing more than 2000 staff. Prior to Guardian, Tom worked in law, management consulting, investment banking and funds management.

Dr Brenda Abbey, CEO, Childcare by Design – Dr Abbey has worked in the early childhood sector for over 30 years, and for the last ten has specialised as a childcare consultant. Her practical experience, together with the effective working relationships and collaborative networks she has developed with government and non-government agencies, peak bodies, and industry professionals, ensure your service is high quality, individualistic and profitable.

Sharyn Fewster, Director, MiCare Global Pty Ltd – Sharyn is he Founder and Director of MiCare Global Pty Ltd, an innovative Australian software company specialising in Smart Technology solutions for the care sector. Their latest innovation aims to enrich the operational efficiency, profitability, and accountability of childcare centre operations. This integrated software system addresses areas such as communication, compliance, learning curriculum, care management, admin, finance, asset management – all in one platform.

Graham Upton, Principal, PEP Solutions – Graham Upton is the principal of PEP Solutions with over 35 years’ experience in both the property investment and construction industry. Graham has delivered a large variety of projects with a value in excess of $5b for notable companies and individuals within the property industry in both NSW & QLD. During his years in these industries, Graham has applied his experience to consistently focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for clients and staff. PEP Solutions specializes in Quantity Surveying, Building Consultancy, Tax Depreciation and Superintendence services and Graham believes that successful investments and projects require dedication to Precision, Expertise, and Passion.

More to come



Click this link for details about our Business Matters Workshop in Brisbane on the 11th of October BRISBANE

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