Take the next step in your career!

With on-the-job training, scholarship opportunities, and ongoing professional development, the Affinity Way empowers our community of early childhood educators, helping them to achieve their full potential. 

Make The Move

All our Kids Academy centres educational programs align with the Lifelong Learning Approach which our Educators use to support our little learners to reach their full potential. Working with our talented and passionate educators, we have expanded our educational focus to include contemporary, evidence informed practices and programs, designed to provide your child with the best environment in which to start their Lifelong Love of Learning. Our Lifelong Learning Approach aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework, and offers a rich combination of play-based and intentional teaching.

Training Pathways

Across Australia, the Affinity Learning Academy supports our people to complete further training and development, so they can reach their full potential. Our award-winning approach enables people to study where they work, supported by dedicated Development Coaches, and a team who are 100% behind them. The Affinity Learning Academy will support you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

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Certificate III

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed so you are able to experience all of the core topics of Early Childhood Education and Care. By the end of this course you will be able to develop various skill sets such as Cultural Connection, Children's Health and Safety, Extending Learning through play and more. Please contact us for any additional questions regarding the qualification and we will put you in contact with our preferred Registered Training Organisation provider. 

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The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification which will deepens and enriches your understanding of children's growth and development in their first five years. You will be able to explore core topics that will support your professional development in Children's Health and safety, Service Management, Collaborative Partnerships with Families and more.

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Teacher Scholarship

With a range of benefits, supportive Centre Managers and easy access to our Education and People and Culture teams, the Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway is the best way to achieve your career dreams. The Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway is a full scholarship available for diploma qualified educators and managers who want to complete their Bachelor degree and become an Early Childhood Teacher. 

Earn while you learn!

Complete your Cert III or Diploma in early education and childcare with the benefits of individualised support and one-on-one coaching, all at no cost to you! At Affinity - we believe in realising the potential in our people, and we do this through the best training and the highest level of support possible. The difference is our Development Coaches - are highly experienced and 100% focused on your success! Our Affinity Learning Academy has funded hundreds of Cert III and Diploma in Early Education and Care and now offers additional qualifications in leadership and business. Get paid to study, and apply your practical knowledge and training immediately as you work in one of Australia's most in-demand careers.

Career Pathways

With on-the-job training, scholarship opportunities, and ongoing professional development, the Affinity Way empowers our community of early childhood educators, helping them to achieve their full potential. Discover why our people rank us as the #1 employer in the early childhood education & care sector.


Early Childhood Educator

Facilitating fun and engaging learning programs, our Early Learning Educators are the heart of our centres.


Centre Cook

We take pride in ensuring our children enjoy healthy and nutritious meals that are aligned with their needs.


Trainee Educator

As a trainee educator, you'll be taking the first step to a future career bright with opportunities.


Early Childhood Teacher

Our Early Childhood Teachers are highly respected professionals with access to career support, training, collaboration and further opportunities.


Lead Educator

Feel supported as you further your knowledge and forge your career in early childhood education.

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Assistant Centre Manager

Working in partnership with our Centre Managers and Centre Support Office teams, Assistant Centre Managers are valuable members of Affinity.

Thinking about a career in Early Education?

For recent high school graduate Belle, a traineeship through the Affinity Learning Academy allows her to study at Cert III in Early Education and Care at no cost while gaining on-the-job work experience in one of the most popular early education centres in the community. Affinity Education Group offers paid traineeships at more than 200 childcare centres around Australia. Our people gain more than a qualification and a job - they gain support from a values-led company that will support them in their careers. Once the traineeship is completed, our people can choose to study for their Diploma and later start a scholarship-funded Bachelor of Early Education.

Centres near you

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Our Difference


Employee Benefits Program

At Affinity, we're passionate about our people, which is why we're proud to offer one of the most comprehensive Employee Benefits programs in the industry. Our people enjoy genuine recognition - and serious fun!

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The Affinity Learning Academy

A career in early childhood education & care is a career that grows with you. Our award-winning Affinity Learning Academy creates opportunities for our people to reach their full potential.


The Affinity Way

The Affinity Way is underpinned by our values which everyone in the Affinity family – our corporate staff, area managers, educators, cooks, and everyone in between – are empowered to live every day.


Our Childcare Centres

There are more than 200 Affinity Education Group Centres! We're united by our The Affinity Way values and our Lifelong Learning Curriculum.

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Careers in Early Education

Each day, you’ll have the opportunities to inspire and shape the young minds of children. The impact you can make is enriching, and this career choice offers endless opportunities and pathways.

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Affinity Learning Academy

The Affinity Learning Academy provides internal professional development, plus access to complete nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and business with preferred RTO’s

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National Reconciliation Plan

Exploring reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community is a key part of nurturing culturally competent children who feel connected with their community.

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