Career Paths with Affinity

Where A Career At Affinity Could Take You

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 carefully selected. They are individuals who truly believe in the Affinity values and become one of us. We have a genuine passion and interest in working with children and their families. We have winning attitudes. We are skilled and experienced professionals.

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

So, where might a career with Affinity take you? Below are some of the valued positions we recruit for.

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Educators

Our 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.

Educational Leaders

Our Educational Leaders are experienced, learn from others and are driven by their passion for quality early childhood education. These leaders are focused on assisting and guiding educators in their planning and programs delivered in each room within a centre. They mentor, motivate and most importantly, they empower educators to succeed and build on their knowledge of early childhood education and best practice.

Early Childhood Teachers

Growing a love of lifelong learning in children is the focus of our Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs). They are critical in guiding and supporting children through their formative years by providing a foundation of language, numeracy, motor and social skills and that will be the basis for all future learning. Our ECTs are university qualified and are dedicated to the development of each and every child through engaging learning programs.

Cooks

Creativity is essential when satisfying a number of young food critics every day! Our cooks are passionate about providing nutritious and balanced meals, and love involving the children in meal preparation and healthy food education.

Educators

Our 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.

Affinity makes work and study easy because they give you the encouragement and flexibility you need. I’m a full-time Assistant Educator and I’m completing my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education online at uni. I’m just so well supported by the people around me – they’re great – I couldn’t ask for more. Affinity really does inspire individuals to reach their full potential.

- Madison Hastie
Assistant Educator, Early Learning Centre The Lakes

Centre Managers

Our centre managers live the team spirit. They not only have a passion for working with children and families, but a passion for supporting their teams to grow and develop. They run their centres with best practice standards so they perform as exceptional businesses and exceptional early learning environments. They are the frontline of communication in each centre and their friendly, positive attitudes make every family feel welcome and supported.

I started as a trainee here 10 years ago and it’s the only childcare centre I’ve ever worked in – it’s so great I could never change. I get to have fun with our fantastic team every day as we deliver the very best in education and care. I love seeing the children’s smiling, happy faces, and receiving their hugs and friendship. Plus I get to make a difference to their lives and their learning outcomes.

- Nadina Elias
Centre Manager, Pitt Town Preschool

Assistant Centre Managers

All of our incredible Centre Managers need go-to people to support them and their centre succeed. The Assistant Centre Managers lead and motivate educators to build a positive and enjoyable work environment. They also help to manage the day to day operations of the centre and build long-lasting relationships with the local community and families. There are opportunities to work towards management roles, and also to study to become an Early Childhood Teacher.
 

Area Managers

Area Managers provide commercial leadership and operational direction to our portfolio of childcare centres to ensure they operate in accordance with our vision and philosophy. They are motivators, enablers, mentors and leaders for our centres. Area Managers are responsible for leading the performance of centres in their area from an operational, financial, quality & compliance and health & safety perspective.
 

Quality Advisors

Affinity supports its centres to meet the National Quality Standards (NQS) through Quality Assessments and Assessment and Rating support visits conducted by a dedicated team who are passionate about delivering the best in early childhood education. By going above and beyond the industry standard, we strive to help every Lifelong Learning Centre reach their full potential.
 

Corporate Staff

Our Centre Support Office is located in Brisbane, Queensland, and is comprised of professionals who have the experience and know-how to support our childcare centres and the staff who service them. They are listeners, collaborators and communicators. They are innovators and are united in inspiring and nurturing every single Affinity staff member, every single day. We tell our centres they are the ‘centre of our universe’ – and we really mean it.

Our corporate team are passionate about living the team spirit, and are rewarded for doing so. Centre Support Office staff are invited to join quarterly ‘huddles’ - an afternoon of business updates, collaboration, socialising and having serious fun - and have plenty of professional development opportunities available to them.

We’re always looking for people who are living the team spirit. Search our current childcare career opportunities and apply now!