First Steps into Papilio Early Learning Tamworth

Channel 7 featured a ‘First Steps’ exclusive as families enjoyed their first ‘stay and play’ sessions at the brand new Papilio Early Learning Tamworth. 

“Beautiful” “So exciting!” “Amazing learning environments”  

Channel 7 Coverage Here

After months if not more than a year on the waitlist, Tamworth families are already raving about Papilio Early Learning, which will open in the coming weeks. 

Centre Manager Sarah McCluand and her growing team of trainees, educators and teachers have been warmly welcoming families and promoting the quality of learning available from your child's very first day of care.

Papilio Early Learning Tamworth will offer 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, created by Affinity Education Group,” Sarah said.  

“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 who have visited so far absolutely love the indoor and outdoor learning environments which will feature both play-based and intentional teaching practices." she said. 

Tamworth local family Sophie and Jack Penfold have had their child Hugh on the waitlist for a place at Papilio Early Learning Tamworth for more than 12 months. 

“We needed full time care but were only able to get him 3 days at Affinity’s other centre Milestones CBD and now he can attend 2 days at the new Papilio centre – it's the same great team so we feel confident. 

“For me the fact that Hugh will be well educated and cared for in a safe and amazing centre means I can go back to work full time, but still remain part of his day through their online daily updates.” Jack said.  

Tamworth local mum Steph Law has had her baby Eli on the waitlist since he was born last year.  

“I actually had him on the waitlist at 15 different centres – but this was the one I really wanted!

“The quality of early education you can see here is really amazing so I’m really looking forward to what Eli will enjoy here.” Steph said. 

With the changes to the Child Care Subsidy coming for families in July – the demand for childcare places – and for qualified educators to teach the children – is only growing stronger. 

Use our CCS Estimator to check your Child Care Subsidy against the new changes.