Employee Benefits

It's part of the Affinity Way to support quality, teamwork, learning and a culture of recognition and rewards. Affinity allows our people 
to shine - so we can deliver the best in early education!

We've asked our people what they want the most out of their career and from their workplace, and our Employee Benefits Program reflects this feedback. 

Some of the benefits our people love:

​1. Professional and career development opportunities

No matter where you want to go, we'll help you get there. Our ongoing training and professional development opportunities enable us to support every single employee to achieve their professional ambitions.
 

2. Scholarship opportunities to study a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education

With scholarship and mentorship programs, our Teacher Scholarship Pathway allows educators to complete their Bachelor Degree and take the next step in their Early Childhood Education career, at little to no financial cost, and with incredible encouragement and support.

 

3. Opportunities to study early childhood education qualifications on the job, at no cost

Our Affinity Learning Academy provides fully-funded training and support to enable our people to complete their Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, on the job, so they can earn as they learn. This creates one of the highest qualification completion rates in the industry.
 

4. Internal promotion pathways 

Affinity promotes our own people first. From Centre Management to Quality Advisor, Operational Area Management, Educational Advisor roles and other Head Office opportunities, your next career step could be just around the corner. There's always someone on hand for you to discuss your career and business dreams - and ways to make it happen. 
 

5. Discounts and rewards

Our permanent employees are able to access discounted childcare fees and a series of rewards from our partner businesses year-round, which makes working with us even better. We also reward our people when they refer new Early Childhood Teachers and Centre Manager to join our community!
 

 

6. Centre Manager conference

We celebrate and educate our Centre Managers at fantastic conferences which enable our leaders to network, collaborate and be inspired. See some highlights from our most recent conference here!

7. Educational development program

From 15-minute online workshops to deep-dive development sessions with your fellow Early Childhood Teachers or Educational Leaders - Affinity creates ways for our people to keep learning, every day. Our online Learning Hub holds more than 1000 courses and resources which are free to access so educational development is only a click away.

 

8. Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program

Our National Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program offers friendly support, access to counselling and information resources, and a planned return to work pathway for our pregnant employees. This benefits the working mums and dads among us. (Which is almost all of us!). Every single centre owned and operated by Affinity Education also offers a nurturing and welcoming breastfeeding-friendly area for our own employees to enjoy when they are breastfeeding, pumping or bottle-feeding their babies at work. 
 

9. Dedicated Centre Support Office 

Encompassing Legal, Quality, Education, Marketing and more, our Centre Support Office team in Brisbane is commited to helping you reach your business, compliance and educational goals.
 

10. Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program, Lifeworks, is available free to every single one of our employees and their families. We offer confidential support when you need it most. 

 

  • "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 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."

Our Childcare Centres

Affinity Education owns and operates over 150 centres across Australia that can help you realise your full potential.

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The Affinity Way

The Affinity Way guides, inspires and support recognition in our people every single day. Where will the Affinity Way take you?