Employee Benefits

You asked - and Affinity delivered! In 2022 we launched our Affinity Advantages Program of employee benefits and it just keeps getting better each year. After all, 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!

So, let us share what we can offer you!


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

Affinity is dedicated to our hard-working parents and is now offering a 50% discount on the gap fee for childcare for parents with children in our centres, with no waiting period. We also offer a series of rewards from our partner businesses year-round and even 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.

11. Health and Fitness Discounted Membership

We know how important it is to stay active and healthy when you are working with children. We have recently partnered with Fitness Lifestyle group to offer 30% off Platinum Memberships at Goodlife and Fitness First, Australia-wide!