Affinity Education

Childcare & Early Learning

Affinity Education Group owns and operates more than 170 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.


170 Centres
15K Children
2013 Founded

Life at Affinity Education

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.

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

Rewards, Recognition & Benefits

  • A permanent role Monday to Friday, working for one of Australia’s largest childcare groups.
  • Competitive rates
  • 50% discount on childcare fees from your first day
  • 30% discount on 12-month membership with Goodlife or Fitness First
  • Training and development opportunities to help you reach your full potential – 80% of our promotions are from internal promotions!
  • Access to Affinity Learning Academy. Cert 3 to Diploma and Leadership and Management courses with additional pedagogy from Dr Lesley Jones and her Education Advisor Team
  • Dedicated Centre Support Office including Operations and Quality team to help your centre meet business, compliance and education goals
  • Career progression opportunities to work towards a management role e.g.  Centre Manager/ Area Manager/ Quality Advisor
  • Scholarships available if you wish to further your career and study towards your cert III, Diploma or Bachelor
  • Wellbeing initiatives with our Australia wide partners including Lifeworks
  • Partner discounts with over 100 different retailers
  • Insurance benefits via Bupa

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 170 centres Australia wide, joining the Affinity family could be your opportunity to shine.

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 of 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, but Affinity Education Group also has sponsorship opportunities for the remaining years of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.

Affinity Education Teacher Scholarship Pathway

For educators and managers who demonstrate dedication and quality performance in their roles, the Teacher Scholarship Pathway offers a fully-funded pathway to completing their Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and becoming an Early Childhood Teacher. Once you complete the application process with Affinity Education and are approved, you will receive a sponsorship to complete your Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Scholarships are available at a number of universities around Australia

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.

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.


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.

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Why a career in Early Childhood Education & Care is so rewarding!

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We are currently accepting expressions of interest from anyone interested in becoming an Early Childhood Educator.

Canberra, Regional NSW, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Regional QLD, Regional VIC, Melbourne, Perth, Regional WA, Australia
May 31, 2022