Take the next step in your career!

With on-the-job training, scholarship opportunities, and ongoing professional development, the Affinity Way empowers our community of early childhood educators; helping them to achieve their full potential. 


Make The Move

All our Papilio Early Learning centres educational programs align with the Lifelong Learning Approach which our Educators use to support our little learners to reach their full potential. Working with our talented and passionate educators, we have expanded our educational focus to include contemporary, evidence informed practices and programs, designed to provide your child with the best environment in which to start their Lifelong Love of Learning. Our Lifelong Learning Approach aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework, and offers a rich combination of play-based and intentional teaching.


Training Pathways

Across Australia, the Affinity Learning Academy supports our people to complete further training and development, so they can reach their full potential. Our award-winning approach enables people to study where they work, supported by dedicated Development Coaches, and a team who are 100% behind them. The Affinity Learning Academy will support you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

About Us

Certificate III

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed so you can experience all of the core topics of Early Childhood Education and Care. By the end of this course you will be able to develop various skill sets such as Cultural Connection, Children's Health and Safety, Extending Learning through play and more. Contact us for any additional questions regarding the qualification. 



The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification which will deepens and enriches your understanding of children's growth and development in their first five years. You will be able to explore core topics that will support your professional development in Children's Health and safety, Service Management, Collaborative Partnerships with Families and more.


Teacher Scholarship

With a range of benefits, supportive Centre Managers and easy access to our Education and People and Culture teams, the Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway is the best way to achieve your career dreams. The Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway is a full scholarship available for diploma qualified educators and managers who want to complete their Bachelor degree and become an Early Childhood Teacher. 


Earn while you learn!

Complete your Cert III or Diploma in early education and childcare with the benefits of individualised support and one-on-one coaching, all at no cost to you! At Affinity - we believe in realising the potential in our people, and we do this through the best training and the highest level of support possible. The difference is our Development Coaches - are highly experienced and 100% focused on your success! Our Affinity Learning Academy has funded hundreds of Cert III and Diploma in Early Education and Care and now offers additional qualifications in leadership and business. Get paid to study, and apply your practical knowledge and training immediately as you work in one of Australia's most in-demand careers.


Papilio Early Learning Difference

Inspiring children to reach their full potential.

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The Affinity Learning Academy

A career in early childhood education & care is a career that grows with you. Our award-winning Affinity Learning Academy creates opportunities for our people to reach their full potential.

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The Affinity Way

The Affinity Way is underpinned by our values which everyone in the Affinity family – our corporate staff, area managers, educators, cooks, and everyone in between – are empowered to live every day.

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Employee Benefits Program

At Affinity, we're passionate about our people, which is why we're proud to offer one of the most comprehensive Employee Benefits programs in the industry. Our people enjoy genuine recognition - and serious fun!

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Big Roles in Little Lives

This is why we equip all our staff with ongoing professional development to provide them with the necessary skills to set them on the right career path.

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