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. Discover why our people rank us as the #1 employer in the early childhood education & care sector.

"I have worked for Affinity for the past seven years. They provide extensive training and development; opportunities to study Certificate III, Diploma and Bachelor qualifications; and they accommodate placements that are required for courses.

I have also had the opportunity to work as a part of a valued team, where everyone is respected and has the opportunity to be heard and recognised." 


Melissa Betz, February 2021 - Google Review

Career Paths


Our team are more than just employees. From our Lead Educators to our Family Support Consultants, we seek out passionate professionals for whom early childhood education is a calling.

Your next opportunity is waiting.
Early Childhood Educator
Facilitating fun and engaging learning programs, our Early Learning Educators are the heart of our centres.
Trainee Educator
All fees paid! All books paid! Study time - PAID! And the best part? You get to play a vital role in helping children develop a lifelong love of learning. As a trainee educator, you'll be taking the first step to a future career bright with opportunities.
Lead Educator
Feel supported as you further your knowledge and forge your own career path in early childhood education.
Centre Cook
We take pride in ensuring our children enjoy healthy and nutritious meals that are aligned with their needs.
Early Childhood Teacher
Our Early Childhood Teachers are highly respected professionals with access to career support, training, collaboration and further opportunities.
Assistant Centre Manager
Working in partnership with our Centre Managers and Centre Support Office teams, Assistant Centre Managers are valuable members of the Affinity team.
Centre Manager
Our Centre Managers are the backbone of our centres. They live and breathe the Affinity Values in order to guide and support the educators and families of their centre.
Centre Support Roles
Our operational team in our Centre Office offer a diverse range of support services for our centre teams.
  • "Affinity Education is a supportive, professional company that really values their staff and the quality of care provided. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for employment or childcare for their children."
  • "Affinity is a great company to work for and offers so much support and opportunity to grow. I have studied my Diploma through the Affinity Learning Academy and the trainers helped every step of the way. I love coming to work each day to a great team of leaders and educators! "
  • "Working with Affinity has been a great experience for me and my career, as I started my first job with Affinity and I am still working with them. I have been working with Affinity for more than three years now and I still love my job. Such a great company. "
  • "I have worked for a lot of different companies, however I find Affinity Education to be the best with work/home-life balance. Affinity understands the roles of working mothers. "
  • "A huge thank you to Affinity Education for all of the amazing opportunities that are presented to every educator. I wouldn’t be in the position I am now without your full support! "
  • "I enjoy working for this company so much! Only place I’ve worked for that encourages a healthy work/life balance as well as seeing their educators better themselves academically. "
  • "Affinity is the best company to work for, with so many different opportunities available for career progression. If you want somewhere where you don’t just feel as though you are a number, and love what you do, Affinity Education is where you are able to shine. "
  • "The ability to reach and achieve your full potential, with the benefits of an amazing Centre Support Office team who will guide and support you in your role! "
  • "Affinity education group is the MOST supportive company I have ever worked for. I started with Affinity doing my diploma as assistant educator, then become Lead Educator, then assistant manager then became Centre Manager. I LOVE coming to work I walk in with a smile and walk out with a smile."

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 geniune recognition - and serious fun!

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. 

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. 

Our Childcare Centres

More than 150 Lifelong Learning Centres are owned and operated by Affinity Education around Australia. We're united by our the Affinity Way - and our Lifelong Learning approach to early education.