Affinity celebrates Early Childhood Educators Day

Wednesday 5th September is Early Childhood Educator’s Day, an annual event created by the Australian Childcare Alliance to recognise the work of Australia’s educators.
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Affinity Shining Star profile: Nicole Kumpis, Centre Manager at The Learning Tree Barton, ACT

I’ve realised how much I love what I do and how I could never imagine working in another industry.”
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Affinity centres support the Fight for Farmers

Affinity Education Group is proudly supporting the efforts of its Lifelong Learning Centres as they support the 'Fight for Farmers' nationally.
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Parents with children enrolled in Lifelong Learning Centres owned and operated by Affinity Education Group are gaining access to additional Child Care Subsidy hours through new volunteering programs set up to improve children’s learning and development opportunities.
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Shining Star Profile; Janelle Ainsworth, Centre Manager at The Learning Tree Lynwood, WA

 “I have built such positive relationships and strong rapports with the children, their families and our wonderful community, I feel completely connected to them all.”

Janelle began her career in childcare when she was just 15 years old as a Junior Child Care Assistant. She said from the very first day she knew this was the path she wanted to take.
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Affinity centres celebrate Red Nose Day 2018

In its first national charity endeavour, Affinity Education Group completely connected its centres across Australia in a fun campaign which raised more than $2800 for Red Nose. 
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Affinity activates Child Care Subsidy specialists

As Australia's new Child Care Package comes into affect across Australia this week, Affinity's new Child Care Subsidy team is supporting families to maximise their access to subsidised child care.
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Affinity helps families maximise Child Care Subsidy

Affinity Education Group has launched new 9- and 10-hour Set Session care options for children enrolled in more than 160 Lifelong Learning Centres around Australia.
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Affinity Shining Star Class of 2018 Graduates

Affinity Education Group’s first Shining Stars Graduation Ceremony was held in Brisbane on Monday 18 June 2018, attended by 9 outstanding participants and representatives of the program from child care centres around Australia.

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The Learning Tree Dalby Raise $1500 For Breast Cancer Research In Honour Of Mum’s Race To Beat Cancer

When Sarah Wenham enquired about childcare for her 3 youngest children at The Learning Tree Dalby to help support her family while she underwent months of treatment for breast cancer, Centre Manager Leanne Stewart and her team were immediately touched by her story and wanted to do something to show their support.
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Affinity celebrates from East Coast to West Coast

Two Affinity educators are among the State Winners of the Australian Early Education and Care Awards.

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Affinity launches Education Excellence Committee

Affinity Education Group has launched a new national Education Excellence Committee comprising Early Childhood Teachers from Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.
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Affinity Educators and Centres Acknowledged for Outstanding Contributions to the Childcare Industry

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Australian Early Education & Care Awards.
Affinity Education Group, which owns and operates the national Lifelong Learning Centres network, is delighted that five of our childcare centres feature among the 116 finalists.

Affinity CEO Tim Hickey congratulated the finalists, who were selected from over 1,693 nominations.
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Affinity Educators and Childcare Centres Nominated for Industry Awards

Affinity Education Group has received 24 different nominations in the 2018 Australian Early Education & Care Awards.
These national industry awards aim to celebrate outstanding contributions in child care and inspire excellence.
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Quality first - new national team announced

After launching a National Quality Review initiative last year, Affinity Education Group has announced a new 2018 team driving best practice across its centres. 
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Affinity wins 2017 Workplace Excellence Award

Affinity Education Group has been announced as winner of the National Workplace Excellence Award for Organisational Development in the 2017 Workplace Excellence Awards by the Australian Psychological Society.
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Happy World Teacher’s Day!

We all had a favourite teacher at school – and probably a least favourite too! But it’s not just at school where great teaching is so valuable; it’s in early years education too, where teachers play a very important role in a child’s life.
Tim Hickey, CEO said World Teacher’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the high calibre of teachers working in Lifelong Learning Centres, owned by Affinity Education Group, across Australia.
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Affinity Education Group expands across Sydney

Affinity Education Group has announced the acquisition of nine established childcare centres in the metro Sydney region, bringing the group total to 167 centres nationally.
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Celebrating Healthy Children Week

October is a time to celebrate 'Healthy Children Week' in the Lifelong Learning Centres owned by Affinity Education Group across Australia.
CEO Tim Hickey said ‘Healthy Children’ reflects the group's support of a holistic approach to early years education and care.
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International Learning Experiences for Affinity Learning Academy Educators

A group of Affinity ECT’s have recently returned from an exciting trip to Auckland where they visited 9 different childcare centres to explore the history of New Zealand’s early year’s curriculum framework Te Whariki, and the relationship between Te Whariki, the research and education project of Reggio Emilia and New Zealand indigenous culture, and more.
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