All Explore & Develop Early Childhood Education and Care services are privately owned and operated by franchisees who value the contribution that high quality education and care services have on children, families, and the wider community. As part of the Explore & Develop community, franchisees have access to the management team who contribute to the values and philosophy of the business, and the operations team which supports all operational and procedural aspects of the business. This management structure enables us to maintain a high quality environment in relation to regulatory and legislative requirements across all of our early childhood education and care services.
Unlike the stand-alone and corporate operators, the Explore & Develop franchise model allows individuals with a passion for the sector to be hands-on Owner-Operators under the same banner, sharing intellectual property, resources, and ideas.
Franchisees do not need to come from an early childhood and care background, as internal training support and mentoring is provided. We also encourage and guide franchisees to access appropriate external learning and development opportunities to further grow their knowledge in the sector.
Words can’t express how truly grateful we are for assistance, encouragement and guidance that the Explore & Develop Support Office has given us. They demonstrated professionalism and expertise right from our initial meeting, giving us the confidence to build our Service, our business and livelihood, into something we are immensely proud of. They are adaptable, collaborative and forward thinkers. We have confidence in their approach and feel part of a larger ‘family’. Opening our own Service has been the best business decision we have made and has given us flexibility in our lives to achieve both our personal and professional ambitions.
Director/Approved Provider, Explore & Develop – Leichhardt