27/06/2018 - 15:27

MercyCare adds child care centres

27/06/2018 - 15:27

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Not-for-profit community services provider MercyCare has purchased five early learning centres from private operator Acacia Hill Childcare for an undisclosed sum, doubling the group’s existing sector portfolio.

MercyCare adds child care centres
The Bennett Springs property is one of five early learning centres MercyCare has acquired for an undisclosed sum. Photo: Acacia Hill Childcare

Not-for-profit community services provider MercyCare has purchased five early learning centres from private operator Acacia Hill Childcare for an undisclosed sum, doubling the group’s existing sector portfolio.

MercyCare is one of the state’s largest not-for-profit providers of aged care, family, community, health and children’s services, with an existing five early learning centres across Western Australia under its ownership operating in Bedford, Heathridge, Thornlie, Seville grove and Wembley and another property currently being built in Ellenbrook.

MeryCare interim chief executive David Holden said the acquisition of Acacia Hill’s centres in Ballajura, Bassendean, Bennett Springs, Kelmscott and Landsdale would lift the group to become the sixth largest provider of child care services in the Perth metropolitan area.

With the procurement of these centres, and once the Ellenbrook centre is complete, MercyCare will deliver care to a total of 864 children across its centres.  

“The acquisition is a key step forward in achieving our strategic plan to grow, develop and integrate child care services,” Mr Holden said.

“We’ll continue to seek further opportunities in this sector.

“While MercyCare is a contemporary, lay-led, Catholic organisation, we welcome and cater for children, families and staff from all religious and cultural backgrounds.”

 

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