• Early Learning Services


  • Payce Child Care

Market definition

The ACCC considered the proposed acquisition in the context of local markets for the provision of centre-based long day child care services within approximately 10km of each of the long day child care centres being acquired by ELS.

Competition analysis

The ACCC concluded that, due to a large number of alternative long day child care centres in each of the relevant local markets, the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in any relevant market.


Date Event

ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.