Jason Roberts

Founder/CEO

Jason Roberts entered the ECEC sector in 2013 as CEO of G8 Education. He spent four years in senior executive positions before transitioning out of the business in January 2018. His time at G8 has given him a very valuable insight into the managing of large child care business and all the successes and challenges that come with them. Since leaving G8 Jason has continued to actively consult to the ECEC sector as an advisor, and work toward launching The Sector website. Jason has significant business and financial experience having previously worked in a range of roles in London, Singapore and Australia. Jason is married with two beautiful sons, aged 3 years and 1 years old both of which are enrolled in early education centres close to where he lives on the Gold Coast. Jason’s key role at The Sector is to oversee strategy, provide opinion pieces and cover sector news.

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Articles by Jason Roberts

PM says announcement on ECEC arrangements coming “in not too distant future”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated that the Government will be in a position to make further announcements on the next steps for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector’s current and future funding arrangements “in the not too distant future.”

19 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

Burgess Rawson schedules first auction in three months as sentiment continues to lift

Burgess Rawson, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) focused real estate and business broker, has confirmed it will hold its first portfolio auction for nearly three months in a move designed to capitalise on an increase in buyer interest in recent weeks.

3 days ago

by Jason Roberts

NFP/large provider LDCs most likely to show quality improvements, ACECQA commissioned report shows

Long day care (LDC) services run by not for profit (NFP) organisations, or LDCs run by larger providers, regardless of governance type, are most likely to see sustainable quality improvements, as measured by their national quality standard (NQS) rating over consecutive assessments periods, a newly released report commissioned by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACECQA) has found.

3 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Arena REIT announces intention to raise $60m as it positions for post COVID-19 growth

Arena REIT Group has confirmed that it is seeking to raise $60 million by way of an institutional placement of $50 million and a security purchase plan (SPP) for retail investors of $10 million at a price of A$2.28 per unit, with the proceeds expected to fund further social infrastructure investments, including in the early education and disability care spaces.

3 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Andrew Hume confirmed as new Acting CEO of ECMS

Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) the Victorian based not for profit early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Hume as their new Acting Chief Executive Officer effective 9 June 2020.

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts