Establish are the industry leaders in providing comprehensive development services for the childcare sector, including site finding, due-diligence, resource consenting and complete childcare developments.

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We identify the best sites for early childhood education centres, taking into account your budget, proposed license size, geographic location and town planning matters.

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Obtaining a resource consent for a new childcare centre, or expanding an existing centre, can be a complex process with a large number of specialists involved and a range of Council and Government rules and guides to consider. Establish takes the complexity out of this process by providing a complete consenting solution from design through to approval.

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The design of your new centre directly impacts on the learning environment within your centre and the potential number of children that can be accommodated. Selecting the Architect or designer for your project involves considerations of budget, experience and ability to deliver within timeframes. We work with the leading childcare Architects and designers and will provide you with the right person for your project.

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Whether you are developing a new childcare centre or you are looking to optimise an existing centre, we provide expert advice so that you can move forward with certainty.

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Developing a childcare centre is a complex project and without an expert managing this process, large time delays and unexpected costs are common. We simplify this process for you by providing a dedicated Project Manager who is your single point of contact for all parts of the project. The Project Manager is your advocate and drives the project on your behalf. We remove this complexity so that you can focus on building your business and we focus on driving your development.

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We meet with Council at the early design stage so that, when we go to lodge your resource consent, the Council are familiar with the project and there are no surprises.

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Every childcare centre in New Zealand requires a building consent prior to construction starting. The problem is that applying for and obtaining a building consent can be a very difficult, costly and time consuming process. Establish takes the complexity out of this process by providing a complete consenting solution from design through to approval.

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Our team has been involved in finding the best sites, feasibility reporting, project management and the consenting of 100+ childcare centres across New Zealand. We lodge more resource consents for new childcare centres each month than anyone else in New Zealand.

Our Projects

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What our clients say

  • Thanks for the positive result, you will always be our consultant for future projects.

    Centre Owner - Childcare Plus Learning Centre

  • It was a real pleasure to meet with you this morning. Thanks for your time. As I said, I am so impressed with how simplistic Establish make such a complex process - yay for that!

    New Client - First ECE centre

  • We would like to pass on our sincere thanks for the significant part you played in ensuring a pain free, quick and efficient path to receiving resource consent. You have consistently provided us with sounds advice both prior to, and after we engaged Establish to undertake the resource consent process for us.We would have no hesitation in recommending Establish should you ever need it, and will be engaging your to provide any further planning and resource consent Services we require.thanks again,

    Leisa & Brad Rossi

  • Establish has facilitated the seamless growth of New Shoots Children’s Centres over the past five years taking the work and stress out of the planning and consenting process. Their service is second-to-none and their professional approach and understanding of our needs sees results. We have watched them grow from strength to strength and sincerely enjoy every opportunity we get in working with their team.

    New Shoots Children's Centre

  • I confirm that I have dealt with Paul and Logan on two of my recent projects involving the consenting process for our Childcare Centres. During this time, they have provided my business with excellent support in the areas applicable towards the planning and consenting process of the project. Their work has been a major factor in our business's success , helping it to become one of the most well-presented childcare centres. I am extremely impressed with the timeliness, responses and the expert advice that I have received through the entire consenting process. I can confidently recommended them as solid and reliable consultants and experts in their field.

    Rrahul Dosshi - Director: The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre

  • We have worked closely with the team at Establish to deliver on numerous projects over recent years. From site finding to consenting this team with its planning and project management background makes the process simple and the solution obvious. What an exciting time to be involved in the early childhood education industry. We strongly recommend the team at Establish.

    Phil Smith - Director: Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

  • It’s fantastic to be able to get this quantity and quality of information so quickly. Certainly helps us with our decision making.

    Ben Hurst / Managing Director - Little Wonders Childcare

  • “I knew Logan five years ago for my first childcare centre in Auckland. Now we are doing another 3 projects with them and we are also expecting high level cooperation with them. To be honest, Logan and his team are the best I have seen on the market. They are really helpful to solve any issues raised from council. So if you are seeking for experienced and efficient planners, please consider Logan and his team.”

    David Liu - Hand and Hand Childcare Centre

Why Us?

  • Qualified and Experienced
  • Council Key Account Holder
  • NZ Wide Specialist Network
  • One Point of Contact
  • Proven Results


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