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The Papilio Way

The Papilio Way

Why Papilio?

As the Latin word for butterfly, ‘Papilio’ is symbolic of transformation and growth, and representative of our belief that every child is beautifully unique.

It is our mission to inspire your child to spread their wings through a journey of self-discovery, supporting them to be the best they can be - now, and laying the foundations for a successful future of lifelong learning.

Papilio centres promote a child-driven approach to early learning that fosters individuality. Our experienced and dedicated educators are responsive to each child’s unique interests and talents and tailor our learning programs and environment to encourage these magic developmental moments.

We genuinely want to see your child succeed and will go over-and-above as we empower them to realise their full potential. At Papilio, you can be confident your child will receive the highest quality early years education, delivered by a team of passionate professionals, using a variety of stimulating extracurricular activities and learning resources.

Our Vision and Values

Guided by the Affinity Way

As part of the Affinity Education Group, everything we do is guided by the Affinity Way. This means bringing out the magic of children in every idea, plan and action that we make.

Our Vision

Guided by Affinity, our mission is to inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential. For children, this means empowering them to embrace their indikiduality. We do this by tailoring our support to engage each and every child.

Our vision is for each child to reap the rewards of what they learn and discover so that they succeed at realising their full potential.

Our Values

With experience garnered over time, Affinity has laid the foundations for our success by developing six core values that guide us every day. They apply to every team member from assistants to area managers and corporate staff.

  1. Completely connected communities

We bring out the best in each other and the families we serve through collaboration and cooperation, communicating openly and sharing knowledge and information.

  1. Having serious fun

We all participate in making Affinity a fun place where we share a laugh, celebrate achievement and maintain perspective and balance for each other.

  1. Creating shining stars

We support and enable each other to grow, learn and develop by giving everyone the autonomy they need and having their back.

  1. Going above and beyond

We act with genuine positivity, pride and energy and go out of our way to deliver value that goes above and beyond the ordinary.

  1. Living the team spirit

We all contribute to the Affinity culture of winning attitudes, teamwork, cooperation and creating a sense of belonging for everyone.

  1. Delivering outstanding professionalism

We take our work seriously by being professional and respecting each other for who we are, our individuality, knowledge, skills and experience.

Affinity Education Group

Our centre is part of an Australia-wide network of early learning centres owned and operated by Affinity Education Group. There are more than 150 early learning centres across Australia.

Affinity Education Group’s primary focus is to provide children in our care with the highest standard early education programs, through the provision of localised education programs that align with the relevant curriculum requirements in each state.

Regardless of the centre or brand, every Affinity child is cared for equally and given the same opportunities to shine. Affinity educators are leaders in the early childhood education field, and partner with parents of children in our care to create positive outcomes for each child.

Affinity has a clear vision to see each of the shining stars within our care grow up to be inspiring, capable, confident individuals who tread a continuous path of learning. We all strive to achieve this by bringing out the magic of children in everything we do. That’s the Affinity Way.

Discover more about Affinity Education Group.