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.

Now expanding into Regional NSW

With 30 services in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast, Explore & Develop are now looking to partner with Franchisees to establish services in selected areas of Regional NSW.

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  • Owners with experience in managing teams
  • An embrace of the owner-operator model
  • A good customer service ethic
  • Alignment with our core values
  • A desire to work with children
  • Ability to financially invest


in becoming a franchisee with Explore & Develop