Mayfield
Childcare

Upon listing, Mayfield Childcare will own 16 existing long day childcare centres located in and around metropolitan Melbourne. The group has been established with a clear vision of enhancing and delivering high quality childcare to children and families through a collaborative culture of continuous improvement and learning for our children and team of educators. Our Board and Management team have been brought together to combine over 40 years of experience delivering exceptional quality care and education in the childcare industry. 

Our Board and Management team have an inherent and common desire to “raise the bar” in early childhood education and care. In pursuit of this desire, Mayfield seeks to improve the quality of service offering at each of its centres with the ambition of achieving “exceeding”  National Quality Standard ratings across the group. If we can achieve our ambition of delivering the highest quality of education and care, we believe financial prosperity will follow.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

DEAN CLARKE

Chief Executive Officer

Dean has been actively involved in the childcare industry for over 11 years. Since 2005, Dean has overseen the identification, design and construction of greenfield sites into compliant, licensed and profitable centres. Concurrently, Dean has held senior executive positions at Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, most recently as General Manager Retail, leading a multi-site network of over 800 venues.

Dean is a Certified Practising Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He brings with him considerable expertise in business strategy formulation, sales and marketing, underperforming asset turnarounds, rapid business expansion and cultivation of high performing teams.

MICHELLE CLARKE

Quality Improvement Advisor

Michelle has been intimately involved in the childcare industry for more than 11 years. Since opening her first centre in 2005, Michelle has successfully developed, acquired, established and operated centres in highly competitive areas and taken all to full occupancy in short periods of time. Michelle has an extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements and a proven ability to implement operational efficiencies and to achieve rapid occupancy growth.

Michelle’s commitment to delivering quality outcomes is evident in the ratings of her childcare centres, which have all received either ‘High Quality’ (under the old framework) or ‘Exceeding’ (under the current framework).

GLENN RAINES

Chief Financial Officer

Glenn comes to Mayfield with as a Certified Practicing Accountant with extensive, hands-on experience in managing internal reporting, statutory compliance and internal processing and controls. Glenn’s most recent roles prior to joining Mayfield were as Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary with dual ASX and London AIM listed Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (ASX code: CFU), which focussed on the research and commercial development of solid oxide fuel cells for generating electricity from natural gas for local and overseas residential markets and, most recently, as Financial Controller and Company Secretary with Rail Manufacturing CRC Ltd.

SANDRA FYNMORE

Development Centres Advisor

Sandra has almost 20 years’ experience in the childcare industry having jointly owned and operated the iconic Samantha’s Childcare Centre in Glen Iris along with childcare centres in Camberwell, Carrum Downs and Bentleigh. Sandra brings a wealth of experience in developing strategies for improving centre occupancies and the implementation of quality improvement programs, along with mentoring staff, parent interaction and communication and overall centre improvement programs.

Sandra will play a crucial role in advising and assisting Mayfield to improve the centres within the group that are qualified as ‘development’ or ‘trade up’ centres. That is, to improve centres that  have significant potential for improvement and growth.