How We Nurture a Love of Lifetime Learning at Milestones Early Learning Centres


Lifetime Learning Curriculum

Milestones' qualified educators and teachers are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum for ages 0-5. This curriculum has been developed by Affinity Education, the leading provider of early childhood education in Australia.

At Milestones, we nurture a lifelong love of learning through a combination of play-based and intentional teaching experiences which help your child develop:

  • Social connectivity
  • Emotional confidence
  • Foundational learning
  • Physical health and wellbeing

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum 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.

The 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. Aligning closely to Australia's Early Years Learning Framework, it is based on what children learn, where they learn and how they learn.

Our goal at Milestones is to grow and instil a lifelong love of learning in children’s first five years so they can realise their full potential.


Specialised Programs For Different Ages & Stages

Learn more about how Milestones' educators and teachers will nurture your child through the different ages and stages of early education.

Schemas In Action

Healthy Beginnings

Babies aged 0-1 years

Your baby will start their lifelong learning journey in a safe, nurturing environment. Educators will:

  • Develop strong, positive bonds;
  • Encourage confidence to explore new surroundings;
  • Spark curiosity through sensory experiences; and
  • Establish helpful routines that support health and wellbeing.
Toddlers | Child Care for Children Aged 1-3 Years | Early Experiences

Early Experiences

Toddlers aged 1-3 years

Your toddler will enjoy an exciting environment in which to explore and experiment as their confidence and social skills emerge. Educators will:

  • Introduce literacy and numeracy through learning games;
  • Support self expression through language skills; and 
  • Develop social and friendship skills in group settings.
Moving up to the Big Room

School Readiness

Children aged 3-5 years

Your child will be given the very best start before they begin Primary School where they will delve into enquiry based project work, and literacy and numeracy programs. Educators will:

  • Guide self-awareness, self-help skills and socialisation;
  • Investigate literacy, mathematics, science, technology and the arts;
  • Stimulate creativity, deeper thinking and problem solving; and
  • Prepare children for classroom environments through play-based preschool and kindergarten programs.

Included In The Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Programs and initiatives that inspire children to reach their full potential.

Positive Living Skills

Positive Living Skills

This program helps young children develop healthy self esteem and positive relationships, plus gives them tools and strategies that will help them in all aspects of their life, for all of their life.

Big Thinkers STEM | Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Milestones | Lifelong Learning Curriculum | Affinity Education

Big Thinkers STEM

A key component of our School Readiness program for children aged 3-5 years, Big Thinkers STEM aims to engage children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Aussie Wildlife Champions

Aussie Wildlife Champions

Developed through a partnership with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, this program inspires a love of Australia's unique wildlife and habitats.

MathSeeds and Reading Eggs are technology based programs included in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum School Readiness Program at Milestones

Reading Eggs & MathSeeds

These fun, engaging technology-based games are available to children aged 3-5 years at no additional charge.

How We Help Children Reach Their Full Potential

Our educators are attuned to the needs, personalities and interests of each child and establish trusting and secure relationships to allow children to feel the confidence to connect with others and explore their learning potential.

Our educators carefully document and analyse children’s learning and participation, and after reflection and consultation with children and families, use this information to guide curriculum decisions, program provisions and interactions.

Educators engage with children in play and conversation, to support learning and acquisition of new skills.

Our educators provide inclusive environments which allow for choice, challenge, group engagement or solitary play and a flexible routine that adapts with the children’s natural rhythms, interests and needs.


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