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 early childhood Educators, trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, are known for their warm, loving approach and for the fun play-based learning they provide.   

We know your baby's earliest emotional, social and physical experiences will directly impact their future resilience and well-being, and we are here to support that journey. Our qualified and caring educators will meet your baby's individual needs and happily adapt to your baby's routine. You are welcome to visit at any time to ensure your baby is settling happily into their new and exciting learning environments. 

Through the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, each age group is delivered educational programs specifically developed for babies, toddlers and 3-5-year-old children. The LLC is aligned with Australia Early years Learning Framework (EYLF). 

Why choose a centre offering the Lifelong Learning Curriculum for the first year of care?   

During their first year, our Lifelong Learning Curriculum supports babies in developing trusting relationships with people and the confidence to explore and understand the physical environment; With this secure foundation, learning in other areas can flourish. The learning experiences, based around play schemas, support those first connections and exploration, allowing emotional security, self-identity and self-confidence to emerge.  

Natasha Perrins, Senior Educator Advisor for Affinity Education Group stated, "The circle of security, a well-researched and proven effective model for enhancing relationship and learning, is established and maintained for every child through our Key Educator approaches and programs designed to foster play schemas.

“Research continues to demonstrate how important secure attachments are for infants in their first year of life, and our Healthy Beginnings Curriculum ensures all infants have attuned and responsive adults, who prioritise getting to know each child, ensuring experiences in play and relationship are provided that are individualised to infants and enhance their learning.”

What they learn, how they learn and where they learn:    
  • Sensory stimulation to spark curiosity   
  • Fine motor skill development   
  • Singing, art, music and physical development   
  • Indoor and outdoor playtimes   
  • Flexible feeding and sleep routines   
  • Positive socialisation with other babies   

Personalised care is prioritised for each baby through the Circle of Security model and Key Educator approaches to ensure the best relationship between educators and babies is established and maintained. 

Our Healthy Beginnings Lifelong Learning Curriculum zones include:  

  • 'Stretch and Grow' area to support physical development. 
  • 'Cosy Corner' is a dedicated space to relax and enjoy being with others. 
  • 'Completely Connected' areas where we ensure that everyday moments such as meals, sleep and nappy change remain special between educators and babies. 
  • 'Discovery zone', where babies really get the chance to actively explore their environment and toys. 

What's provided for your baby in our nursery?  

Our Healthy Beginnings nurseries are beautifully designed with spaces for babies to explore and play, safely sleep and enjoy their meals. All centres are breastfeeding-friendly and accredited by the Australian Breast-Feeding Association; Additionally, we can store and use your own breast milk to feed your baby and will provide a daily record of all feeds, sleep and moods. The Storypark app is available free of charge to all parents, keeping you connected to your baby while they attend our early learning program. 

When your baby is ready, we can help you with a simple and smooth transition into our early years childcare program for 1-3-year-olds.   

Find your nearest centre to see what else is provided for babies or book a tour to find out more. 


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.