At Affinity Education, we want our people to love the work they do. We are proud to share our passion for exceptional early childhood education and care with more than 4500 educators and teachers across more than 195 centres.
The early childhood education and care sector is thriving. Despite the changing landscape of 2020, early childhood care was recognised as an essential industry. Governments continue to recognise early childhood care as crucial to the recovery of Australia’s post-Covid-19 recession. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to see robust growth.
- Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher job roles will experience the largest relative growth in the sector, growing by 22% or reaching 9,000 jobs by 2023.
- In absolute terms, child carers are expected to experience the largest surge in jobs, with a forecast of 27,600 jobs growth by 2023.
- Overall, the number of people working in the area is expected to swell to 49,100 by 2024, from 42,300 in 2019.
There are thousands of families and children that need passionate people in early education to help them learn and grow. In partnership with The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) and 14 other early childhood education and care providers, Affinity Education is excited to share our fantastic industry with potential candidates through the Big Roles In Little Lives Campaign.
“It takes a special kind of person to work in early childhood education,” says Tim Hickey, CEO at Affinity Education Group. “It’s a career that is equal parts challenging and rewarding, offering great job security in a growing sector. But most of all, it involves preparing children for a future rich with possibility.”
Working in early childhood education and care is more than just a job. It’s a rewarding, secure career the offers endless opportunities for growth. Affinity also provides a flexible work environment, to support our people to help manage their lives and their jobs It’s a job with security and satisfaction, a job that engages your head and your heart. With opportunities to earn while you learn, from a Certificate to a Bachelor degree, a career in early childhood education is a career that grows with you.
At Affinity, children are at the heart of everything we do but we could not do this without our people. Linda Carroll, Chief People Officer, explains, “As one of the largest employers within the early childhood education and care sector, we are committed to creating a workplace and culture where our people feel fulfilled and supported each and every day.”
She continues, “From an extensive on-the-job-training program facilitated through our registered training organisation The Affinity Learning Academy to ongoing support and mentorship, we are passionate about equipping our people with the skills and support they need to write a new future for themselves. This is why our people rank us the number 1 employer in the sector.”
As part of the ELACCA Big Roles In Little Lives campaign over the next two months, we’ll be sharing what makes working in early childhood education and care a rewarding and exciting career. You’ll meet educators and centre managers from our team and discover the extensive career progression opportunities available at Affinity Education.
Want to start your journey in early childhood education and care today? Contact our People & Culture Team on 07 3513 7771 today for a confidential career discussion.