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! 

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Papilio Early Learning Tamworth will provide families seeking high quality care through the Lifelong Learning Curriculum – Australia's most progressive approach to early years education, for children aged birth to five years developed by Affinity Education Group.  

“Our nursery, toddler and Preschool rooms have been designed in collaboration with Affinity’s Quality and Education teams to reflect the most progressive thinking around what children learn, how children learn, and where they learn” 

The children will absolutely love the indoor and outdoor learning environments which will feature both play-based and intentional teaching practices.” explained Centre Manager Sarah McCluand. 

Preschool Teacher Kellie Michell has recently joined the team at Papilio Early Learning, after ‘coming home’ to Tamworth after teaching for more than 10 years in Victoria. 

“I’m so excited about the opportunity to work with this team, and be part of the first Preschool Class at Papilio Early Learning Tamworth." 

The Curriculum elements are just incredible for me as a Teacher, to be able to offer this unique program to children, and the learning environments are beautifully resourced.”, Kellie said.

Featured in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum and included in daily fees at Papilio Early Learning Tamworth are: 

  • Big Thinkers STEM program’, designed to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, into a two-year preschool program.  
  • Tech Stations offering free subscriptions to Reading Eggs and Mathseeds for children from 4 years 
  • ‘Positive Living Skills’ program and training for educators to support children’s mental and emotional wellbeing and development 
  • Free access to the Storypark app for daily updates to families 

If you would like your child to benefit from Lifelong Learning Curriculum, contact your closest Centre online or call 1800 CHILD CARE.



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