Our Curriculum and Education Approach

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for babies, toddlers and 3-5-year-olds.



The Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to age five. It is based on the belief that learning and development occurs most successfully when supported by nurturing and engaged educators, in partnership with families and communities. Our educators and teachers are trained and accredited in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum by Affinity Education Group, Australia’s leading provider of early education and care. This curriculum draws on the best models of early education, contemporary research and evidence informed practices such as Circle of Security, Abecedarian, and Project Based learning. It aligns to Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework and offers a rich combination of play-based and intentional teaching experiences appropriate to each age group.


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Healthy Beginnings Curriculum

The Lifelong Learning Healthy Beginnings Curriculum for babies’ birth–1-year-olds emphasizes the establishment of secure attachments and positive relationships between babies and educators through the use of Circle of Security and learning zones focused on play schemas.


Early Experiences Curriculum

The Lifelong Learning Early Experiences Curriculum for 1-3-year-olds emphasizes the development of Toddlers’ language and social development using the Abecedarian approach within our intentional learning zones focused on play schemas.


School Readiness Curriculum

The Lifelong Learning School Readiness Curriculum for 3-5-year-olds emphasizes enquiry-based projects and foundation academic skills to support children’s development of key 21st-century school-readiness.


Lifelong Learning Centres

Inspiring children to reach their full potential.


Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Developed by Affinity Education, our educators and Early Learning Teachers are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum.


Health and Wellbeing

Our Educational programs, incursions, excursions, events and daily activities are based on health and wellbeing themes.


Sustainability Activities

Sustainable practices including gardening, care of centre pets, recycling stations, electricity concervation and more.


Our Quality Commitment

We thrive on excellence – from the way we implement our curriculum through to our commitment to safe, high-quality services.

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Early Experiences – Lifelong Learning Curriculum For Your Toddler

We know your toddler is ready to babble, socialize and make friends in a safe and nurturing environment. Our childcare centres offer a wonderland of play-based early learning environments and experiences during the exciting toddler ages. Our qualified educators are trained and accredited by Affinity ...

Autumn Menu – Spiced Lamb Kofta, flat bread, Tzatziki and Salad

Winter is almost upon us, but we thought we would squeeze in one more of our Autumn menu highlights for our families.    Working closely with Centre Cook Hollie Jones from Aussie Kindies Torquay, we are excited to provide a nutritious meal that could be lunch ...

Milestones Community Spirit in Action for Fighter Frankie

Our amazing team at Milestones Early Learning Blair Athol held an early Australia's Biggest Morning Tea on 19th May in honour of their beloved 'Fighter Frankie' to raise funds to support him as he fights Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Donate - GoFundMe Learn More About Milestones ...

Families Count Down Launch of Papilio Early Learning Tamworth

Our brand new Papilio Early Learning Centre in Tamworth is due to open within weeks and has almost 200 families ready to enrol on day one!  Call Now Learn More About Papilio Early Learning Tamworth Channel 7 Prime shared the news - View on Facebook ...

The Best Start – Lifelong Learning Curriculum For your Baby

The Lifelong Learning Healthy Beginnings Curriculum for babies birth-1-year-olds emphasises the establishment of secure attachments and positive relationships between babies and educators through the use of Circle of Security and learning zones focused on play schemas that support babies' physical and intellectual development. Our qualified ...

Happy Mothers Day 2023

Mother's Day can be such an important day for the families at our centres. This Mother's Day, our centres throughout Australia, celebrated this special day with their enrolled children and their mothers and mother figures. This day was marked with a range of exciting and ...

Autumn Menu – Raspberry, Coconut + Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding 

As we race through Autumn, we are excited to provide another recipe straight from our Centre Cooks to your table!   Our centres are focused on providing all the children in our care with healthy and nutritious meals or snacks that have been designed to provide ...

Healthy Eaters through Food Exploration

Food exploration in a positive environment shows a reduced risk of children becoming picky eaters.   Call Now Research shows that introducing new foods to your child within the first two years and before age four is crucial in nurturing a love of healthy and diverse ...

Lifelong Learning Curriculum – Is Here!

Affinity Education Group is excited to announce the launch of the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, available at all Milestones, Papilio, Kids Academy and Aussie Kindies childcare centres across Australia.  Call Now CCS Estimator Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia's most progressive approach to early education for ...

What does the new Child Care Subsidy mean for families?

What does the new Child Care Subsidy mean for families?   From 10 July 2023, the Australian Government will be increasing the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) rates for families within Australia, resulting in reduced gap fees for your family.   Call Now CCS Estimator What you ...

Purpose Built for Quality Education – Papilio Early Learning Tamworth

We are proud to announce Papilio Early Learning Tamworth will be open for fun and learning in early 2023! Papilio Early Learning Tamworth,  is our second purpose-built centre in New South Wales, following the development of Papilio Early Learning Schofields which opened in April 2022. ...

Aussie Kindies North Ipswich – Defiant in the face of Disaster

Affinity Education Group and the entire team at Milestones Early Learning North Ipswich (previously known as Aussie Kindies North Ipswich) are excited to announce the reopening of the flood affected centre, with not only a new facelift but also a new name, for early 2023! The Southeast Queensland ...

Egg’citing fun at Papilio Early Learning Centres

This month our centres are celebrating Egg'citing April by creating Easter based activities that are designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and of course have fun! This week one of our NSW based centres, Papilio Early Learning North Strathfield Orange organised sensory based activities, an Easter hunt ...

Tummy Time is an essential activity for a baby’s development

Tummy Time is an essential activity for a baby's development and is a regularly encouraging exercise for our centres 0-1 children in our Nursery rooms. Tummy Time is the activity of placing your baby on their tummy for short periods which over time aids in ...

Happy Grandparents Day

Sunday the 30th of October was Grandparents Day and marks the last day of Seniors month. Our centres have been celebrating to show our appreciation for all grandparents in our communities, and those, past and present, that play an active role in our children's lives. ...

Autumn Menu – Butter Chicken

Our centres are focused on providing all the children in our care, with healthy and nutritious meals or snacks that have been designed to provide your child with a balanced diet whilst in our care. Working with our centre cooks, in line with, feedAustralia - ...

Future Scientists! Big Thinkers STEM program now available

What is Big Thinkers STEM? Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has always played a vital role in the development of our Lifelong Learning Curriculum for children aged 3 to 5 years old. Recently, Affinity Education Group have released the Lifelong Learning Curriculum "Big Thinkers ...

Harmony Day at Papilio Early Learning Bella Vista

Our centres celebrated Harmony Day by creating activities designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities whilst having fun! This week one of our NSW-based centres, Papilio Early Learning Bella Vista, organised a variety of activities across the age groups, including a coloured rice and legume sensory ...

Our Newest Village Of Little Learners – Kids Academy Springfield

We are excited to announce Kids Academy Springfield will be hosting its Grand Opening on the 6th of March to a new village of little learners and their families! Kids Academy Springfield, located at 6 Meadow Road, Springfield in New South Wales, will be opening ...

Holi – Festival of Colours

Our centres celebrated Holi by creating festival of colours based activities that are designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities, whilst having fun! Last week one of our QLD-based centres, Papilio Early Learning Robina, organized Holi for the children. The children loved Holi as it promotes ...

IWD recognition for Shining Star Noopur Lakhera

Papilio Early Learning Wakerley is thrilled to have been recognised by Affinity Education Group for the work of their Early Childhood Teacher Noopur Lakhera in providing equitable opportunities for children in the Kindergarten classroom. Affinity's QLD State Manager Caz Laramy provided the recognition on a national International Womens ...

Kindamindi Transforms to Milestones Warana

After some 13 years as Kindamindi Warana, this much-loved Sunshine Coast-based childcare centre has just transformed into Milestones Early Learning & Kindergarten Warana. On Monday, 17th April, Minister Andrew Wallace attended Milestones Early Learning Warana to present the centre with a set of Australian, Australian ...

The Importance of Loose Parts Play

Loose parts play allows children to turn everyday items into anything their imagination creates - from wooden blocks, leaves, acorns, and cotton wool - endless options! As babies and toddlers start to explore, they'll often use all of their senses (especially touch and taste) to ...

Benefits of Gardening with Children

We're all aware of the benefits of fresh air and the outdoors, but did you know involving children in simple gardening practices has many benefits too? Gardening can benefit children of all ages by providing a great opportunity to learn and equipping them with critical ...

Aussie Kindies Support Variety’s ‘Hair with Heart’

Inspired by young Chloe Guiney's mission to help children with disabilities who recently took the chop as part of Variety's Hair with Heart initiative, Aussie Kindies Early Learning Kyabram has hosted a week of crazy hair days in December. Chloe's commitment to the initiative saw ...

Summer Program Sessions

Your child is invited to join us during our Summer Program! Throughout December, we have planned additional exciting activities to help your child continue their early learning journey whilst benefiting from a rich variety of learning opportunities. In addition to our normal daily programs, our ...

The Importance Of Outdoor Play: Learning In Action

From nursery to five years old the importance of exploration in a child's development is paramount to their emotional, physical, social, language and cognitive growth. Exploration is not all about providing an environment to allow them to run free… but an area that is safe, ...

Celebrating Early Childhood Educators Day

Today, Early Childhood Educators Day, is a very special day for our community. It's an opportunity to celebrate and thank our teachers and educators for their dedication and commitment to ensuring high-quality early learning opportunities for all children. Our community is proud to have more ...
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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Affinity Education community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land sea and community.

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Affinity Education community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land sea and community.

We pay our respect to their elders past and present and the extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples today.