Young Academics acquires four new childcare centres in Sydney’s West, expanding its early learning network to 20 centres

Young Academics acquires four new childcare centres in Sydney’s West, expanding its early learning network to 20 centres

- 11 additional centres in the pipeline over the next three years -

SYDNEY, 25 October 2021: Leading early childhood education and care providers Young Academics has finalised the rebrand and revitalisation of four Ready 2 Learn centres that were acquired by the company in March 2021. The four centres, located in Marsden Park, Riverstone, Schofields and Woodcroft, are just the beginning of expansion plans for the highly regarded early learning centre operator. The recent acquisition has grown the company’s footprint to 20 centres located throughout Western Sydney, with a further 11 centres in the pipeline over the next three years. The rebrand will see the centres transformed in line with the high standard of Young Academics’ offering, with new learning resources and education programs for children in each centre, as well as ongoing education opportunities for all its educators.   Commenting on the acquisition and company’s growth plans, Young Academics Founder and Managing Director, James Kazzi said, “As a company built on a foundation of strong family values, we are on track to become New South Wales’ leading early childhood education and care provider, positively contributing to our communities, with an exceptional reputation among our employees and families.   “We will continue to focus on delivering excellent resources, effective learning programs, and quality facilities to the children in our care. Our industry-leading educators provide families with a premium service that is integral to their children’s early years of education and development.   “Our signature Evolution (0-3 years) and Transition to School (3-5 years) programs focus on seven key areas – Core, Scholar, Wellness, Discovery, Creativity, Our World and Wellbeing. In addition, our Nutrition program sees a dietitian advised menu of five delicious and nourishing meals prepared daily in each centre by an in-house cook, helping children learn about and become accustomed to healthy food.”   In line with the business strategy of recruiting and retaining the industry’s finest educators, Young Academics also recently invested in a resource for online professional development and training – the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Learning Hub. This Hub will enable all Young Academics educators to access over 90 readily available modules to keep them engaged and constantly learning, delivering the best outcome for Young Academics’ children and their families.   “As we grow from 16 to 20 centres, we will now welcome over 1,400 children to our sites each day. Through all of this, our continued focus on delivering a nurturing and supportive early learning environment - delivered by educators with access to the very latest training and teaching tools - has enabled our growth across NSW without compromising on the quality of our care,” said Mr Kazzi.   About Young Academics   Established as a family-owned business in 2009, Young Academics Early Learning Centres emphasise education, learning and individuality. Our vision is to provide Australian families with a service that approaches these attributes dynamically and holistically.   Our name, Young Academics, is no coincidence. It reflects our belief that early learning is integral to children’s early years and sets the foundation for positive lifelong social, physical and academic benefits. Our expert team has developed a curriculum and a set of programs that focus on individual understandings of identity, concepts and ideas. Our goal is to ensure that learning and development remain synonymous and that the quality of our education is of the highest calibre.