ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
National membership 

Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal


Kindercare acquired by global private markets investment management firm

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A Swiss based company has brought Knowledge Universe's USA early childhood education business. Knowledge Universe is the largest for-profit provider of early childhood education in the USA and is the parent company of Kindercare Learning Centers, and brands Children’s Creative Learning Centers and Champions.

There are approximately 1,400 Kindercare Learning Centers in 38 states and Kindercare has been a leading brand of ECE for over 45 years.

Partners Group is a private markets investment management firm with its headquarters in Switzerland. It has over EUR 37 billion invested in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt.

Kindercare Learning Centres NZ Ltd is not believed to be part of this group.


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