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31 Aug 2022

The Importance of Kindergarten Programs 

Kindergarten is a fundamental educational starting point that provides children with all the necessary experiences - allowing them to grow and evolve through play and social interactions. It teaches them life skills that enable children from a young age to be successful in all areas of development, including
  • How to communicate
  • How to connect with the world around them
  • How to have a sense of belonging
  • How to be confident and create their own identity
Start your child on the right life path at a centre using the Lifelong Learning Approach owned and operated by Affinity Education Group. We offer a 2-year comprehensive School Readiness Program for children starting from 3 years of age, which sets them up for a happy and confident transition to Primary School.

Features of our Kindergarten Program
  • Flexible hours within long daycare centre settings
  • Combination of child-led play-based learning and Teacher-led projects
  • Indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Big Thinkers STEM program
  • Complimentary access to Reading Eggs and Mathseeds digital learning programs
  • Optional learning workbooks
  • Individualised Learning Progress Reports 

 Locate a centre near you.

Will I receive funding for Kindergarten?
Across all Lifelong Learning Centres in Victoria, any families with children aged 3-5  who are enrolled in Kindergarten Programs for the outlined minimum requirements are entitled to Government Kindergarten Funding of up to $2000!
In order to be eligible for this rebate, refer to the guidelines below:
Children aged 3-4
To receive the total funding of $667.67, this age group must attend a minimum of 5 hours per week.
Children aged 4-5
Children in this age bracket must attend a minimum of 15 hours per week to be eligible for any funding. 
Talk to our friendly family support team for further information call 1800 CHILD CARE or email

How are the rebate payments made?
The Victorian Government will check your child’s permanent booking pattern via the Kindergarten Information Management System (KIM) and pay up to $500 per quarter to families' childcare accounts. Our friendly staff are always here to assist you with any questions you have. 

Affinity Education Group offers incredible Kindergarten Programs, including our ‘Big Thinkers’ STEM program - book a tour with us and see firsthand how we personalise each of our centres.

Contact Your Local Lifelong Learning Centre

Find your closest Lifelong Learning centre below or call 1800 CHILD CARE or email for more information.
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