Affinity have welcomed twelve early education and care centres owned by Oxanda Education in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, further strengthening our presence on Australia’s eastern seaboard.
Ten Bluebird Early Education centres and two Little Giants Centres with a combined 1275 licenced places have joined our beautiful community, which now includes 182 centres nationally.
CEO Tim Hickey said Affinity was absolutely delighted to be welcoming more than 4000 new families and 1000 new employees from a provider as well respected as Oxanda Education.
“Our dedicated Operations and Integration Support Teams are very busy this week warmly welcoming the new families and teams, we look forward to introducing them to The Affinity Way,” Mr Hickey said.
“We are confident that we will be able to add value to the early education experience for these children through our Lifelong Learning approach and to our new employees through Affinity’s support, professional development and wonderful career opportunities.”
Oxanda Education National Head of Operations Rosina O’Brien said the opportunity to have Affinity acquire their centres opened up future opportunities for growth and development by the group.
“We were thrilled to partner with Affinity on this project, knowing our centres would be joining a company and culture that puts people and children first,” Mrs O’Brien said.
The newly acquired centres operate in Cranbourne, Casey Fields, Croydon, Soldiers Hill and Keysborough in Victoria. Locations in New South Wales include Auburn, Fern Bay, Oran Park, Spring Farm. Two Queensland centres are located in Robina and Morayfield.
As per the terms of the acquisition agreement with Oxanda Education, the centres will rebrand within six months to join our existing brand groups which include Milestones Early Learning, Papilio Early Learning and Kids Academy.