About Us

The founders of Next are changing the game for businesses required to gather and manage evidence to demonstrate compliance with government, industry and/or third party standards and regulations. The Next founders have over 70 years of combined experience as business leaders, directors and tertiary qualified teachers. When establishing a Registered Training Organisation the founders identified that the digital compliance systems used in their Early Childhood Centers did not exist in that industry. The founders identified a problem; business compliance is increasing and the systems used to manage compliance are antiquated. Next has now identified ten sectors where the same problem exists and they have only just begun.

Next is a software solution to work smarter not harder

Leadership Team

Scott Hookey

Scott began his career as an entrepreneur at the completion of a successful professional sporting career, opening his first childcare centre in Sydney in 1993. In the following years Scott grew his empire opening a further 16 services across NSW and South East QLD.

Today, amongst a broader range of business interests Scott continues to own two state of the art 300 place centres with plans for further centre development in the foreseeable future. These centres enjoy premium occupancy levels and an excellent reputation.

Amanda Grassby
Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO of Next, as well as CEO of the Exceed Group, Exceed Child Care Training and current approved provider of several Early Childhood Education and Care Services.

Amanda has over 25 years’ experience in teaching, education management, business development and compliance and her ability to maintain and demonstrate high quality, compliant services is second to none.

Amanda Offen
Founder & Managing Director,

Founder and Managing Director of Next Software Solutions as well as Operations Manager for Exceed Child Care Training.

Amanda has been working in the Vocational Education and Training sector as an Operations Manager for the past 2 years, is responsible for registration, audit and other operations.

Prior to this, Amanda has over 20 years’ experience in the Early Childhood sector in various teaching and management roles.