Affinity Education Group

2018
Finalist
Queensland

Affinity Education Group is one of Australia’s largest private providers of early childhood education, owning and operating 166 Lifelong Learning Centres.

The group’s teachers, educators and assistants understand the value of high quality education. They strive to help every child in their care reach their full potential. All educators 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.

In 2017, the group launched the Affinity Learning Academy to deliver professional development and qualifications for its 3000-plus educators. Training is blended, incorporating online learning, industry expert training, workplace learning and on the job coaching and assessment.

All educators undergoing training receive monthly mentoring and coaching sessions, providing a specialised and structured professional development and career pathway.

The academy has also introduced pre-employment programs for individuals who want to enter the industry with no previous qualifications.

Affinity continues to aid the development of the next generation of educators.