Centre Brokerage

We use our industry connections to ensure profitable and speedy centre sales across New South Wales and Queensland.

Centre Development

We use our extensive industry experience and networks of experts to assist and support owners and purchasers during their childcare development journey.

Centre Design

We work with architects and clients to create viable centres that
exceed industry standards that are highly engaging for all stakeholders.

Centre Leasing

We assist our clients to negotiate commercially advantageous lease
agreements that are in line with industry standards.


Our business experience and commercial acumen is at the very core of our services ensuring all transactions are financially viable and achieve objectives.


Offering 50 years of combined child care industry experience. High levels of professionalism and confidentiality assured. Consistently exceeding sale price and clients’ expectations.

Our Sales Process

Our tried and tested Sales Process is what sets us apart. Our highly skilled team of sales representatives draw on over 50+ years of direct child care industry experience and knowledge.

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Phillip Malek


Founding Childcare Concepts in 2009 was a natural progression for Phillip as his family has been involved with the childcare industry for over 30 years. He is a successful owner/operator of twelve centres, board member of the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW and has a keen eye for business. This industry experience is what equips Phillip perfectly to advise his clients on all facets of the sector to ensure successful outcomes for clients.

Mobile: 0423 754 855

David Shaw

NSW Sales Representative

David previously worked at Flight Centre’s business travel group, during which time he turned a failing store into one of the most improved stores in the area. David is no stranger to the early childhood sector as his wife is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher who has also completed her Master’s in Early Childhood Education. As a sales professional David brings a positive approach to the team, and providing value and servicing clients is his passion.

Mobile: 0421 739 977

Amber Bernauer

Business Development Manager

Coming from a well-established background in law and psychology allows Amber to make thorough, strategic and timely business transactions for all of Childcare Concepts’ clients. Her approach to packaging child care centre business ensures the best buyer selection and provides you the best representation and as smooth a transaction process as possible.

Mobile: 0423 965 575

Hilary Knights

QLD Director/Sales Representative

Hilary Knights has had over 20 years’ experience in the childcare sector as a marketing professional.  During this time Hilary has worked with childcare entities such as the Queensland Professional Childcare Centres Association (now known as ACA Qld) and ABC Early Learning Centres as well as numerous independent centres and as a Board Member on both public and private groups.  Specialising in education marketing Hilary is recognised as a leader in professional marketing in the early childcare sector and it is this skillset that makes Hilary a knowledgeable and customer centric centre broker for Childcare Concepts in Queensland.

Mobile: 0407 572 725

I thank Hilary Knights of Childcare Concepts for assisting me in the selling of my Childcare Centre.  Hilary knew the area and market well and worked hard to achieve the sale.  Hillary was always professional and prompt in all her dealings with me and kept me updated at all times, I found her a pleasure to deal with and would recommend her if looking to sell a Childcare Centre on the Northside of Brisbane.

Lynette Wong

Petrie Kids Korner


John Cook, MD of Care for Kindies, a family owned and operated group of centres with over 20 years of servicing their local communities, recently worked with leading childcare brokerage service, Childcare Concepts.  Through Phillip’s guidance and expert negotiations over several months, with two interested parties, John Cook was able gain a selling price that far exceeded his expectations.

 John Cook

Care for Kindies

I met Phillip Malek through the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW.  Phil’s knowledge of the sector and network of potential purchasers was impressive, plus being a centre owner himself he understood what I needed and ensured there was no impact on the services and the listing was kept confidential at all times.  I would highly recommend them as the first point of contact when thinking of selling!

Terri Gee-Molloy

Piped Piper Childcare Centres