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Affinity Education Group

Childcare & Early Learning

Affinity Education Group owns and operates more than 150 Lifelong Learning Centres throughout Australia within a professional network of early childcare brand groups.

Operating under a wide variety of childcare brands, our network of centres is united by two things: The Affinity Way culture for staff, and our research-based Lifelong Learning approach to early education which helps each child reach their full potential.

Every centre operated by Affinity Education Group has access to our exclusive research-based Lifelong Learning approach.

This play-based approach captures and utilises the learning opportunities available in the first five years of a child’s life, to help them reach their full potential.

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At a Glance

Is a Career with Affinity Right For Me?

If you’re friendly, motivated to learn and passionate about educating children, then you’re the perfect fit. Early childhood educators comfortably interact with people of all ages, build healthy and respectful relationships with children, foster an environment of creativity and value education. You will be seeking a feeling of accomplishment each day that you can’t get in a typical 9 to 5 role. You are looking to inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential.

Complete a Traineeship with the Affinity Learning Academy

Affinity Learning Academy provides professional development to our staff by combining Industry Expert training with a range of Nationally Recognised Qualifications. The Academy supports staff by offering a blended learning approach and training that leads to outcomes.

The Affinity Learning Academy sponsors staff fees for the completion of the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education. What better way to learn than studying on the job with an industry leader! You will receive all the benefits of completing a traineeship with Affinity Education Group including being paid while you study and work!

You will be developed and supported by specialised internal Development Coaches and mentored by workplace leaders to achieve your potential.

Affinity Education Group was recognised as a finalist in the 2018 National Training Awards (www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au/finalists/affinity-education-group).

The Affinity Way – Lifelong Learning Philosophy

Every centre operated by Affinity Education Group has access to our exclusive research-based Lifelong Learning approach.

Our goal is to grow and instil a love of lifelong learning in every child.

Our ‘Healthy Children’ framework is used to create a holistic program of enrichment activities, incursions and events through six themes, adapted to suit children’s ages:

  • Healthy Minds
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Healthy Food
  • Healthy Families
  • Healthy World
  • Healthy Communities

Career Pathway Opportunities

Affinity Education Group has a culture of internal promotion. We have our Shining Stars program to highlight our best and brightest talent, continuing their professional development and career progression. The career progression opportunities include educational leadership positions as well as operational leadership positions such as Assistant Centre Manager, Centre Manager and Area Manager.

The Affinity Learning Academy has University partnerships enabling Diploma Qualified educators to transition into a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Teaching.

You will receive up to 2 years credit off a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching based on your experience working with Affinity as well as the qualifications achieved through the Affinity Learning Academy. Not only will you save thousands of dollars in University student loans, Affinity Education Group have sponsorship opportunities for the remaining years of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.

Rewards, Recognition & Benefits

  • Flexible career opportunities with permanent full-time, part-time and casual positions always available working for Australia’s fastestgrowing child care group
  • Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education fees sponsored by the internal Affinity Learning Academy
  • Career progression opportunities to work towards a management role
  • Opportunity for you to gain partial scholarship towards a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching
  • Discounted Childcare fees
  • Uniform + Onsite Parking
  • Incentive program – earn brand new resources for your centre

Become A Shining Star

As a member of the Affinity family, you are encouraged to realise your full potential and have serious fun doing it. With more than 150 centres Australia wide, joining the Affinity family could be your opportunity to shine.

Our People

At Affinity, we proudly do things differently. Our mission, to inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential, isn’t just about what we do for our children, it’s about what we do for our team too.

Each member of our team is a true Affinity-ite. Someone who has a genuine passion and interest in working with children and their families. We have winning attitudes. We are individuals. We are skilled and experienced professionals.

Most of all, we bring out the best in each other, and we have serious fun doing it.

Educators

Our Teachers, Lead Educators and Educators know the value of high quality early education, and they strive to help every child in their care reach their full potential. All Affinity educators either hold or are working towards early childhood qualifications. One thing they all have in common is a passion for creating fun environments to work, play and learn.

We’re always looking for true Affinityites – search for current Careers with Affinity if you’d like to join us.

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

To inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential.

Our Bold Goal

To significantly build the capability and competence of 100,000 children and our 4,000 Affinity team members over the next 5 years.

Our Uniqueness

We inspire and nurture individuality – one connection at a time, by bringing the magic of kids into everything we do.

Our Values

Everyone in our Affinity family – our corporate staff, area managers, educators and all staff – can live our values every day.

Affinity Education Group

Affinity Education Group

Casual Educators – Victoria

With 24 centres across Victoria - we are sure you will find one located near you.

Melbourne, VIC
December, 31
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Casual Educators – Victoria

Childcare & Early Learning

Location:
Melbourne, VIC
Closing:
December, 31

Join our team of casual educators and work across multiple Affinity centres, based in Victoria. Each centre has its own unique community spirit, and is led by an experienced and committed Centre Manager, supported by an Assistant Centre Manager and team of educators.

Benefits

  • A casual position where you choose the hours and days you work to fit in with your schedule!
  • Ability to accept shifts via an application easily downloadable to your mobile device – accept shifts any time of the day!
  • Work between Monday – Friday within the opening and closing hours of the centres from 6am to 6pm – NO WEEKEND WORK
  • Competitive rates from $28 – $35 (negotiable) per hour + Uniform provided
  • Gain experience working across multiple Affinity centres – No two days are the same!
  • Opportunity to gain a permanent position!

The Role

  • Support educators across different rooms at the centre
  • Engage with children, families and team members
  • Assist with daily centre practices
  • Support educators with children’s learning and documentation

You already have:

  • Completed a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (or ACECQA approved equivalent or actively working towards)
  • Willing to travel between multiple services and be available on short notice
  • A current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain
  • Prior experience in a long daycare service
Apply Now
December, 31