About Us

The Beginning

In May 2003 Neal and Michelle Meharg decided to build their first child care centre in Sydney, NSW. This step was taken out of a genuine interest to make a difference in children's lives through their love of children. Another centre was soon to follow and they branched out to provide consulting services to others either wanting to start up in the industry or expand.

We soon realised that the administrative burden was ever increasing and we were being taken away from our core passion of educating children. We also found that parents wanted more information about how their child's day was progressing. Too often busy parents had too little time to chat about how their child's learning and day had progressed. We created a day book for each child that soon turned into a daily email, with a printout for those that don't have email. In itself, that worked extremely well but emails often didn't get there due to issues like spam filters (software that blocks emails), changed email addresses, etc.

That lead to building a complete online solution dedicated to the early years of children's lives. We believe this is the first such system dedicated to providing these services in Australia.

We now dedicate our energies to helping others reduce their administrative burden, simplify their parent communications and thus leave more time to raise the quality of their care.

Our Team

Neal Meharg Managing Director

Neal has held the role of Managing Director of technology companies for the 12 years. He has built organisations in Australia and Asia and has now blended his childcare knowledge as a licensee and a consultant over the last 10 years to bring ChildCarers to the industry.

Chris Masterton General Manager

Chris has brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the team as well as his skills as a graphic designer. He also has over 8 years experience working in the childcare industry.

Andrew Yanz Product Manager

Andrew has worked with Neal for many years and has experience as a licensee of a long day care centre and also a background in IT and product development.

Michelle Meharg Accounts Manager

Michelle assists in ensuring all of our administrative functions and processes are ticking along.

Sarah Billinge Support Manager

Through her years of providing support from working in call centres, Sarah finally realised her calling and completed studies in Children's Services. Sarah now brings both those areas together to head up our support team.