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Reconciliation in action

At Affinity Education we strive to be completely connected and with NAIDOC Week now winding down across the Country, children have been reaping the rewards of their educators hard work living our values.

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Papilio Early Learning’s Canberra Metamorphosis

There are two new Papilio Early Learning centres in Canberra. Papilio Early Learning Yarralumla and Papilio Early Learning Barton are joining the existing Papilio Early Learning Bruce centre which was a standalone until July 2019.

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Affinity shining star profile: Tara Ashe

Introducing Tara Ashe, Lead Educator of the Babies Room at Kids Academy Regentville, and one of our latest Shining Stars!

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An HR team working for unity

Affinity Education Group is thrilled to be recognised as a finalist in the Australian HR Awards 2019. Head of People and Culture Linda Carroll has been nominated for HR Director of the Year, while one of her team members, Kate McShane, has been nominated as an HR Rising Star. Affinity Education Group has also been nominated for Best Use of Technology and Best Learning and Development Program.

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Papilio Early Learning Camberwell takes flight

Another success story as Lifelong Learning Centres welcome Camberwell to the Papilio Early Learning family.

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Affinity shining star profile: Michelle Shephard

At Affinity we live our values daily and today we want to highlight this with an introduction to Shining Star; Michelle Leigh Shephard, Centre Manager at Aussie Kindies Early Learning Woy Woy.

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When children take the lead

Every day, our educators work tirelessly to create a safe and stimulating environment in which children can develop their love of learning. The children do this by recognising, nurturing and extending their unique interests and talents to capture those wonderful child-led learning opportunities.

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Affinity Education: Changing the face of workplace training

May 2019 saw a record number of early childhood educators enrolled in further training through the Affinity Learning Academy, in line with our company values of delivering outstanding professionalism.

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Affinity supports Healthy Food: Using feedAustralia

Across Australia, Affinity's Lifelong Learning Centres network of child care centres is embracing feedAustralia, led by centre cooks such as Daniel Try and Teresa Abra, who are committed to improving the quality of nutrition in meals provided to children in their care. 

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Supporting the Fight for Farmers

A group of child care centres owned and operated by Affinity Education Group have combined forces in the Fight For Farmers with a recent donation of more than $5,000 provided to a single farming family connected to the Tadpoles Cooroy center community.
 
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Affinity supports 'Launch into Learning'

Affinity Education Group is proud to support 'Launch into Learning' in partnership with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA), in support of a minimum of two years of affordable, high quality early learning for every child in the years before they start school.

 
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Affinity appoints CFO Cathy Montesin

Affinity Education Group is pleased to welcome Cathy Montesin to the role of Chief Financial Officer.
 
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PAPILIO ESSENDON TAKES FLIGHT

More than 80 families attended the first Community Open Day at Papilio Early Learning Centre Essendon, which opens for learning on 29 January 2019, and will feature yoga sessions to calm little minds, STEM activities, cooking classes, weekly ‘Out and About’ excursions and a comprehensive School Readiness program. 

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Affinity centres launch Summer Program

More than 160 Lifelong Learning Centres owned and operated by Affinity Education Group around Australia have launched exciting Summer Programs featuring exciting new play-based learning experiences to run through December and January. 
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Kindy Kapers Wakerley celebrates Exceeding Rating

Kindy Kapers Wakerley - part of the Lifelong Learning Centres network owned and operated by Affinity Education Group, is celebrating after mainting their 'Exceeding' rating. 
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Premier Early Learning Centre Moruya works towards cultural reconciliation

Cultural recognition has always played an important role in the regular lesson program at Premier Early Learning Centre Moruya but after attending an inclusive practise workshop, Centre Manager Diona Driver decided there was more their centre could do.
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Affinity named National Finalist in Australian Training Awards

Affinity Education Group has been announced as a national finalist in the 2018 Australian Training Awards, for the Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award category.
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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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