Advance Childcare Management

New Centre Startup

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Building your own Childcare Centre from scratch involves juggling a large number of factors. Advance Childcare Management can support you through the myriad details, from initial site review and concept planning through to the final, successful operation of the facility.

Our experienced team will work alongside you through each stage, to ensure the process is cost-effective and meets your time schedule.

Advance Childcare Management delivers the following support services through the start-up phase. We will:

  • conduct an initial meeting with the relevant Department to establish a good working relationship, with the aim of minimising variances during development
  • advise on the indoor and outdoor play areas and landscape
  • conduct a second site inspection with the Department at lock-up stage, to assess interior details such as electrical fittings, benchtop, door handle and tap heights, prep areas etc. and make any final changes
  • co-ordinate an application to license the business, with an application for Commonwealth funding
  • co-ordinate the fit-out of toys, resources, whitegoods, consumables, plant and equipment to ensure the Centre meets compliance requirements
  • manage staffing requirements in the form of advertising, review of resumes, screening of applicants, interviewing and recruiting. Following their appointment, the Centre Director will also be involved in the recruitment procedures.
  • manage the enrolment process with advertising, signage, handling enquiries, and providing enrolment and parent packs to families
  • provide the intellectual property, such as policies, procedures and programming, to meet regulation and accreditation requirements and to ensure best practice guidelines for staff, children and families.
  • assist with marketing the Centre in the form of logos and branding, signage, advertising, marketing flyers, uniforms, promotional activities and a grand opening of the business
  • co-ordinate the application of suitable childcare software for the management and administration of the Centre and your employees, including childcare benefit payments, wages, accounting, and Centre management reports
  • co-ordinate the implementation of various services, including the administration of staff, payroll, facilities for serving hot meals, sports and science programs, language and computer literacy programs, before and after-school care, vacation care, and courtesy bus, where applicable
  • complete a Competitive Market Analysis on all childcare centres within your catchment area, to assist with setting your Centre’s services and fee structure
  • work with the Centre Director to ensure the Centre is licensed and accredited for the maximum period, and ensure a certificate of practical completion is awarded
  • conduct a final site inspection with the Department, to confirm all compliance and licensing requirements have been met
  • co-ordinate insurances for the business, public liability and building.

Following the successful launch of your childcare centre, Advance Childcare Management can continue to support you with your day-to-day management includes, including our Full Service Management, Management Services and Consultancy Services. Our experience in the industry and practical approach to management makes us an ideal partner for the long term.