Lifelong Learning Starts at Papilio

Premium child care and early education for babies through to school aged children.


The Best Start For Your Child

We pride ourselves on providing quality education and care for all children.

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focusses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds.

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum draws on current research, evidence informed practices and specific programs in each age groups such as The Circle of Security in our babies’ rooms, Abecedarian Language Priority for our Toddlers and Inquiry Based Learning Projects for older children.


Papilio Early Learning Centres realise potential through the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, developed and trained by Affinity Education.


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Papilio Early Learning Difference

Inspiring children to reach their full potential.

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Lifelong Learning Curriculum

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

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

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Health & Wellbeing

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

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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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Our Educational Programs

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A warm, safe environment with caring and gentle educators for your baby to learn and grow.

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Toddler Childcare

A stimulating and fun environment to enhance your child’s learning in their early years.

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Our Lifelong Learning School Readiness program prepares your child for a positive start to school.


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. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is based on what children learn, where they learn and how they learn. Our goal is to grow and instil a lifelong love of learning in children’s first five years so they can realise their full potential.


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Easing the Transition: Helping Your Child Adapt to Early Childhood Education & Care

Starting early childhood education and care is a significant milestone for both children and parents. It marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with learning, growth, and social interaction. However, this transition can also be accompanied by anxiety and uncertainty. Here are some strategies to help make this process as smooth and positive as possible for your child.
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The Vital Role of Parent Teacher Interviews in Your Child’s Education

Parent Teacher Interviews are common in primary and secondary school, but did you know they play an important role in early education too? Here at Papilio, Parent Teacher Interviews play a primary role in establishing a constructive dialogue between the home and the early learning centre. This communication ensures that both parties are informed and aligned in their efforts to support your child's educational journey. Read on to learn what a Parent Teacher Interview is in early childhood education and why it's important to make time to attend.
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Bubble Play: Ways Toddlers Benefit

As adults, we might sometimes forget the simple pleasures that captivated us in our early years. One such joyous activity that continues to enchant toddlers worldwide is playing with bubbles. The whimsical dance of iridescent spheres floating through the air can spark immense delight and wonder in young minds. Beyond being a source of entertainment, bubble play offers a plethora of developmental benefits for toddlers.
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The Fun, Gooey World of Slime Play: Exploring the Benefits

In the realm of childhood imagination, there exists a substance that captures the essence of wonder and creativity: slime. What may seem like a simple gooey material holds within it a universe of benefits for young minds. Beyond just being a playful activity, slime play serves as a gateway to a world of sensory exploration, offering a myriad of developmental advantages for children.

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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.

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