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What would changes to staff or space ratios mean for your ECE centre?

Posted on 15/06/2018

Change is afoot. At this stage we don’t know exactly what the changes will be, but we do know that it will likely affect each centre differently.

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New build versus conversion

Posted on 31/01/2018

So you’ve found a great site for your new childcare centre – it’s got all you’ve ever wanted. The kids are going to love it here. And there’s a lovely house already on site. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just convert it? Maybe add an extension to the...

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Resource consents, notification and neighbours’ approvals

Posted on 29/11/2017

Resource consents, notification and neighbours’ approvals   A common feature of any new or altered ECE centre is the council resource consent process. It can feel daunting even to those who are familiar with it – the most complicated part is often the notification...

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Is your property lead safe? - something to be taken seriously

Posted on 11/10/2017

We’ve probably all heard of ‘lead paint’ and are aware that it is not safe. But why was it used at all, why is it so dangerous, and why is it still an issue for childcare centres today?   Throughout human history lead has proved itself to be an incredibly...

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TOP TIER CHILDCARE - NEW 15 YEAR LEASE!

Posted on 22/06/2017

Top Tier Childcare - New 15 Year Lease! This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a property that features strong fundaments across all key investment criteria; a long term lease, a strong tenant covenant, a brand new building constructed to modern building standards, and a...

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Cloud Based Software - Infocare

Posted on 22/06/2017

We love partnering with companies like Infocare that are doing great things in the ECE Sector.   Infocare childcare management software is a state of the art, cloud based software system designed specifically for use in childcare, day care, and kindergarten centers in...

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New Shoots + Phil Smith + Establish = A Winning Combination 

Posted on 19/06/2017

New Shoots + Phil Smith + Establish = A Winning Combination    New Shoots Children's Centre in Pakuranga took out Excellence in the Resene Green Building Property Award at the 2017 Property Council New Zealand Awards last Friday night. This was...

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ECE Sector - Market within a Market

Posted on 12/06/2017

ECE Sector - Market within a Market  Childcare centres have become a market of their own and are increasingly sought after in the commercial property market as investors look to capitalise on the surge in demand for places at childcare centres. Investors who have experienced their...

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This is why we love working with Architect Phil Smith, Director of CASA

Posted on 02/06/2017

Creators Early Childhood Centre, Hamilton faces a beautiful grove of mature protected oak trees. The district plan rules state that no centre is to be larger than 250m², so we split the centre into two smaller blocks, one housing preschool and the other the under twos. These are joined by a...

HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CHILDCARE BRAND

Posted on 16/12/2016

Be consistent Know who you are and be what you say you are. Follow through. This applies to every aspect of your business. Remember bad news travels fast. If you say you are one thing and behave differently you will soon be spotted. When people are disappointed they...

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN ARCHITECT OR DESIGNER TO DESIGN YOUR ECE CENTRE

Posted on 09/03/2017

The design of your new centre directly impacts on the learning experience of your children and the first impression for new clients. Every inch of space is important in optimising your centre for the specific needs of your children. The problem is that not every architect or designer knows the...

TOP 5 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN CHOOSING A SITE TO DEVELOP FOR CHILDCARE

Posted on 13/02/2017

If you build it, will they come? This is the fundamental question facing all new ECE developers, investors, owners and operators.  Time and time again it has been said that the site finding and planning stage of a new childcare centre is the most important and crucial part of the...


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