Goodstart Early Learning is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to raise the quality of early learning, enable all children access to and inclusion in early childhood programs, and provide a financially secure business model to reinvest into quality, inclusion, advocacy and research initiatives. Goodstart Early Learning was created in 2009 as a solution to fill the gap left by the collapse of ABC Learning (once the world’s largest provider of child care services). Led by a consortium comprising Social Ventures Australia, the Benevolent Society, Mission Australia and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Goodstart Early Learning was successful in raising $95 million to acquire 678 childcare centres, through a combination of bank debt, government loans, subordinated notes and private investment. Today, Goodstart employs over 13,000 staff and is a leader of early learning and care in Australia.

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