NON-profit organisation MercyCare will expand its childcare services across Perth with the acquisition of five centres from private operator Acacia Hill Childcare.
The centres in Landsdale, Ballajura, Bassendean, Bennett Springs and Kemlscott will be rebranded MercyCare Early Learning Services.
Interim chief executive David Holden said the addition of five centres would double the number of centres under its management.
“This move represents meaningful growth and expansion of the services and programs we deliver across all sectors in WA, which include childcare, foster care, refuge accommodation for young mothers and their babies, and counselling,” he said.
“It also enhances MercyCare’s ability to further support children and families within the community.
“We are dedicated to putting children and families first and plan a seamless transition to ensure services continue to run smoothly.
“Existing staff at the Acacia Hill centres would be retained.”
MercyCare’s five existing early learning services are based in Bedford, Heathridge, Thornlie, Seville Grove and Wembley.
“While MercyCare is a contemporary, lay-led, Catholic organisation, we welcome and cater for children, families and staff from all religious and cultural backgrounds,” Mr Holden said.