Based on potential enrolment, development or lease costs and local competition, we’ll assess the financial viability of your centre and make sure the numbers stack up. As well as any consenting, compliance and building costs, we take into consideration ongoing operational costs to ensure your plan is not only feasible but profitable.
If you already own an ECE centre, we’ll help you determine whether the license size could be increased and whether additional service hours could be allowed. Our team is experienced in assessing existing centres and determining whether there are opportunities to gain efficiencies in indoor and outdoor play and parking area. We provide full design and consenting solutions to extend existing centres where opportunities have been found.
Have you found the ideal new site and want to know if it is suitable for a new childcare centre? We can undertake a feasibility assessment to review whether it’s suitable for childcare and what the likely consenting and licensing issues would be. At this stage we can identify the potential licence size of the centre.
As part of this service, we prepare draft plans showing the size of the building, play areas and car parking. This allows you to identify key development matters very early on and gives you the confidence to make informed decisions about the purchase of the site.
Are you looking to purchase an existing childcare centre, childcare business or a property to convert into childcare? We will carry out a thorough inspection of the site and buildings and provide you with a comprehensive written report, complete with photographs of any problem areas to give you assurance that the centre, business or property is of the quality you expect.
To find out if you have potential for growth we’ll assess your site to identify the potential licence size, create a draft plan of how it could work and run this through our pre-application arrangements with Council to flag any likely issues before resource consenting.
We identify and assess the existing centres which surround your site in terms of their licence size and ratio split. We also identify consent applications for childcare centres which have been lodged with Council that are processing or not yet built.
After identifying the site and assessing possible child numbers, we were able to share the Orewa Bright Sparks Childcare Centre development project with our key developers and operators. Once partnered, we put together the project team and progressed the resource consent through Auckland Council on a non-notified basis.