The Court Appointed Receiver for ABC2 Group child care centres today announced new operators have been selected for all three local ABC2 Group centres.

The new operators are:

  • North Coast Child Care Centres Pty Ltd is the new operator for ABC Casino East
  • Nurture One is the new operator for ABC Grafton North
  • Kids in Care is the new operator for ABC Lismore.

Member for Page Janelle Saffin says she’s happy to be able to assure families in the community that access to quality child care for their children will continue.

“Today’s announcement will be a relief for the working parents in Page who have been anxiously awaiting news about the future of their local child care centres,” she said.

“The Court Appointed Receiver, PPB Recovery, has selected operators with the experience, financial capacity and commitment to deliver sustainable high-quality child care for children and their families.

“When ABC Learning went into receivership in November last year, many childcare centres faced the threat of immediate closure.

“The Government’s priority throughout this difficult period has been continuity of care for children and as far as possible, providing certainty for parents and staff.

“I want to acknowledge the centre directors and staff for their commitment to the children and families during this difficult time.”

Ms Saffin said PPB and the new operators and the various landlords still have more to do to settle contracts, arrange licences and change the centres to new ownership, but PPB is confident these will be in place by 15 May, 2009.

A full list of ABC2 centres and their status is available at www.ppb.com.au