Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey: The Early Years Toolbox

Affinity Education Group has proudly partnered with the University of Wollongong with the aim of enhancing the capabilities of our Teachers and Educators working with children in our School Readiness rooms. By leveraging the expertise of academic professionals, and integrating evidence-based practices into our curriculum, we can enrich the learning experiences of our students and set them on the path to success.

Affinity Education Group's Lifelong Learning Curriculum supports the development of the holistic child. Early Childhood Teachers and Educators within our services are committed to documenting and sharing your child's learning progress through various methods that cater to their unique and individualised learning journey.

Gathering data and analysing this information on what your child knows and is interested in is the primary catalyst to support the ongoing planning cycle. Early Childhood Teachers and Educators understand the pivotal importance of family input when determining goals for children and how that will influence the educational program. Within the School Readiness Room, data is captured through a variety of forms which then informs planning that aligns with the National Quality Standards that are delivered through the Lifelong Learning Curriculum. 

Affinity Education Group has partnered with the University of Wollongong to support our Teachers and Educators working with the School Readiness room children aged 4-5. The Early Years Toolbox is a reliable and tangible assessment and data collection tool to support Teachers and Educators planning for your child's goals. The Early Years Toolbox is an app-based assessment tool encompassing key learning and development areas. This platform utilises five interactive games that assess children's: 

  • Working Memory 
  • Impulse Control 
  • Maths 
  • Vocabulary 
  • Auditory Processing of Instructions 


Recording Your Child's Progress

Your child's progress in each interactive game is scored and benchmarked against an extensive database at the University of Wollongong. This enables educators and teachers to use this data accurately as a reliable form of assessment for and of learning. This form of data collection supports Teachers and Educators to: 

  • Identify opportunities for future planning. 
  • Ensure your child has experiences to support them in reaching their full potential.  
  • This is an avenue to connect with families by sharing accurate and relevant information regarding how their child's learning is progressing. 


Once the data has been collated, families will receive results through the online progress records, which contain educators' reflections on each social, emotional, and physical health and well-being and foundational learning skill. Families are then encouraged to collaboratively construct and set goals with educators to further support their child's lifelong learning journey. 


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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.

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.