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Global ECEC provider Busy Bees Childcare makes two acquisitions, in US and Italy

Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered, global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider with a significant presence in Australia has expanded into the United States with the acquisition of Connecticut based Educational Playcare and into Italy with the acquisition of bilingual provider Doremi.  

a month ago

by Jason Roberts

Major US private equity house buys majority stake in Indian ECEC provider

US private equity company KKR & Co have purchased a majority stake in EuroKids, one of India’s largest education service providers in the pre school and private K-12 school sectors for a sum believed to be around A$400 million.

a month ago

by Jason Roberts

Think confirms centre settlements and provides update on incubator status and strategy

Think Childcare Ltd (Think) has today confirmed the settlement of four new Nido centres, as well as the opening of a new Greenfield centre in Moonee Valley, Melbourne. In addition, the company provided an update on their incubator strategy that includes a comment on Edhod Pty Ltd (Edhod), their main incubator partner, that saw receivers step in and take control in early June.

3 months ago

by Jason Roberts

Busy Bees Australia takes shape as centre openings and acquisitions bed down

The last twelve months have been very busy for Busy Bees Australia Chief Executive Officer Rob Hughes. After having managed the transition from Foundation Early Learning to new owners, the UK headquartered Busy Bees, he set about laying the foundations for the groups next phase of growth in Australia.

4 months ago

by Jason Roberts

Strategic review leads to big changes at Montessori Australia

As first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald and confirmed on the association’s website, Montessori Australia Foundation has recently undergone a strategic review that has led to the appointment of a new board as well as the restructuring of the organisation’s related businesses.

5 months ago

by Jason Roberts