Accounts Advantage bookkeeping specialist

Wanda Reynolds – Managing Director, Accounts Advantage Bookkeeping Specialists 

Accounts Advantage are the advanced bookkeepers for childcare centre owners and personalise procedures to make life easier for you. Systemised methods include; bookkeeping services, payroll, invoices, account reconciliation, document management, access, BAS/IAS services, bills, EOY, security and monthly management reporting. You will receive your financial data in a timely manner so you know exactly what’s going on in your childcare centre.

Advivo Accountants and Advisors

Leon Stephan – Managing Director, Advivo Accountants

Leon Stephan is a highly skilled financial analyst with strong leadership and business management expertise at both a commercial and executive level. Leon has been involved in the finance industry for over 20 years including responsibility as a designated childcare specialist whilst a Senior Banker with NAB managing an extensive childcare portfolio.

Astute Early Learning Specialists

Mel Comerford – Director, Astute Early Years Specialists

Mel is an experienced early childhood professional with more than 25 years working in the early years sector. Mel has spent 10-years in senior executive roles with Goodstart Early Learning and C&K Association Limited, both large and not-for-profit early childhood organisations that together provide exceptional early childhood education for more than 100,000 children nationally.
Business Geographics

Phil Henry – Managing Director, Business Geographics

Business Geographics was founded in 2004 by Managing Director, Phil Henry who has almost two decades of experience helping businesses unlock the strategic value of georgraphic information to improve business processes, acquire customers, manage growth and make more informed decisions.

Childcare by Design

Dr Brenda Abbey – Managing Director, Childcare by Design

Dr Brenda Abbey is the owner and operator of Childcare by Design. Dr Brenda Abbey has more than 30 years’ experience in the early childhood sector. The extensive and multi-faceted experience she gained during this time together with the effective working relationships and collaborative networks she formed with professionals ensure best possible outcomes for her clients.


Julie West – Corporate Partnership Manager, Childcare Super

Julie is a highly experienced Superannuation Specialist with more than 25 years’ experience within the super industry and 33 years’ experience within customer service and administration. Child Care Super look after the retirement savings for those who look after others within the childcare industry. Childcare Super is committed to providing personalised assistance to their members.

Elite Childcare Management

Debbie Thompson – CEO, Elite Management Services

The Team from Elite Childcare Management are highly skilled, business and educational professionals who have extensive childcare and early learning industry experience and knowledge. Elite’s passion for providing quality educational care is supported by our own thirst for knowledge. Elite listen and seek feedback to ensure support provided promotes both childcare centre owners and Educators’ best interests. Elite learn from their experiences and continually seek out more innovative processes.

Giggletree Childcare Management

Giggletree – Samantha Ahearn, CEO 

Giggletree is a boutique company that supports childcare centres Australia wide through the provision of consultingmanagement and new centre setups.  Giggletree provide services that help existing centres improve their processes, prepare for assessment & rating visits, and effectively manage their centres. Giggletree also assists new centres in preparing their centre for opening. This can vary from providing input and advice to centre design and layout, preparing forms, policies and procedures, assisting with the licensing process, recruitment of staff, management of parent inquiries and waitlists, and the opening and ongoing management of the centre.

Herron Todd White Property Valuers

Simon Fox, Director, Herron Todd White

Simon Fox holds a Master’s Degree in Property Studies and has now been the Director of Herron Todd, White for 12 years. Simon specialises in commercial valuation in going concern valuations including child care centres. Simon has also been a past presenter at our Childcare Business Matters Workshops, sharing his valuable knowledge and insights within the industry.

the book garden

The Book Garden 

The Book Garden is proudly Australian owned and currently celebrating its 38th year. The Book Garden is stocked with children’s books, big books, teacher’s resources, puppets, posters, CDs and DVDs. Two sales representatives (Josh and Nikki) travel to schools and child care centres with vans full of the latest children’s books and resources to show to educators and librarians. The Book Garden arranges school visits and author events with Queensland, interstate and overseas children’s book authors and illustrators, enabling young people to meet the inspiring creators of their favourite books. The Book Garden also run stalls at conferences, book launches, festivals and attend author events.

Mathiou Services

Mathiou Services 

Mathiou Services is a family owned and operated business which is dedicated to delivering a service that will be difficult to find elsewhere. Mathiou Services provides interior and exterior building services and renovations as needed. Mathiou Services mission and promise is to ‘ provide exceptional quality and  superior service standard that is customized for each individual client or organisation, irrespective of size and industry’.

Powe Architects

Len Powe, CEO, Powe Architects

The primary objective for Powe Architects is to provide their clients with the highest possible standard of professional consultancy services, which include; project delivery, building information modelling, interior design, project management, sustainable design and marketing. Powe Architects are committed to the success of their client’s projects and continue to promote and build a practice based on personal and friendly service.

Trivett Childcare Valuations

Darren Trivett – Director, Trivett Childcare Valuations

Darren Trivett is a highly respected Registered Property Valour and Certified Practicing valour whom has extensive experience in property valuations, property management, industry advice, risk mitigation advice. Darren Trivett has held the position of Vice President of the Australian Property Institute for six years. Since 2017, Darren Trivett has concentrated purely on the valuation of childcare centres through his own business specifically for childcare, Trivett Childcare Valuations.

PWC Consulting and Tax Services

Tamara Brown, Partner, Private Clients – PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC are dedicated to helping private businesses become both a personal and commercial success. PwC take the time to understand the unique circumstances of business owners and then help them establish priorities, develop long term strategies and, provide support and guidance throughout the business life-cycle.