Affinity Education Group grows portfolio to more than 200 services
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Affinity Education Group grows portfolio to more than 200 services

by Freya Lucas

December 30, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Affinity Education Group recently celebrated the milestone of growing its portfolio to over 200 centres around Australia. 


As a collective, Affinity Education Group now offers more than 16,000 licenced places per day to more than 21,000 enrolled children between the ages of birth to six years at its early education and childcare (sic.) centres across Australia.


“The new centres we’ve welcomed in 2022 have also allowed us to welcome more than 750 new employees to our Affinity family,” Mr Hickey said. “We’ve been thrilled to see them embrace our values and the Affinity Way, as we encourage them to realise their full potential with us.” 


In recognition of the milestone, Affinity has announced plans for a new partnership with The Smith Family, a national children’s education charity that works with children and young people to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty, and empower them to make the most of their education so they can change their futures.


Affinity will commence a three-year partnership with The Smith Family’s core program ‘Learning for Life’ which currently provides almost 60,000 young Australians in need with long-term financial, personal and educational support. 


The provider has committed to sponsoring one child per centre operated by Affinity Education Group on The Smith Family Learning for Life program. 


“This will see us make an initial commitment of over 200 sponsorships from January 2023, with additional sponsorships created as our portfolio of centres grows around Australia,” Mr Hickey said. 


The Smith Family Chief Executive Officer Doug Taylor explained that the sponsorships will fund school essentials like uniforms and books, as well as personal support and access to out-of-school education and mentoring programs.


“This partnership will allow us to offer our Learning for Life program to hundreds more disadvantaged children, empowering them to build their skills and unlock their true potential,” Mr Taylor said. 


To learn more about Affinity Education Group please see here. For information on the Learning for Life program see here.  

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