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National Quality Framework

Milestones Early Learning Centre's practices, policies and procedures are aligned with legislative expectations as outlined in the National Quality Framework. This means that every effort is made to comply with the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care Services National Regulation, the approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standards.

Copies of the Law, Regulations, learning frameworks and quality standards are available at your centre. Please ask your Centre Manager for more information.

The National Quality Standards (NQS) consist of seven key areas centres that are assessed and rated every 2-5 years.

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Our Quality Support Team

In the same way, our Education Team and Centre Teams employ the most passionate, knowledgeable and committed experts in their field, so does our Quality Team. Affinity Education is proud to work with an exceptional team of professionals who collectively bring almost 180 years of education, training, assessing, teaching and regulatory authority experience.

Our Quality Team comes to mind when we talk about Delivering Outstanding Professionalism. They go above and beyond to support our centres' pursuit of excellence. From helping the overall vision and execution of our internal quality processes to coordinating support for our centre teams as they navigate National Quality Standards, our Quality Team possesses a high skill set of industry knowledge and coaching abilities. 

What does our Quality Team look like in action?

Guided by Affinity Education Quality Manager Jodie McClelland, our national team of state-based Quality Advisors support the overall vision and execution of our quality process.  

  • Guiding centres as they prepare for their ACECQA Assessment & Rating. 
  • Supporting centres as they continually work to improve their ACECQA Assessment & Rating. 
  • Coordinating resources and support in areas of management and education. 
  • Applying industry knowledge and experience to integrate best practices in centres and achieve high-quality outcomes for children. 
  • Identifying areas of opportunity for further improvement and growth. 

For more information, visit the Starting Blocks Government website http://www.startingblocks.gov.au.

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Our Educational Programs

Schemas In Action

Nursery Curriculum

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum offers babies aged birth to 1 year a safe, nurturing environment to begin their early learning journey. The Healthy Beginnings program is supported by the Circle of Security and Key Educator approaches.

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Toddler Curriculum

The curriculum offers toddlers aged 1 to 3 years an exciting environment in which to explore and experiment as their confidence and social skills emerge. The Early Experiences program is supported by the Abecedarian approach for language development.

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Preschool & Kindergarten Curriculum

Children aged 3 to 5 years are given the very best start before they begin Primary School. The Lifelong Learning Curriculum's School Readiness program is supported by inquiry-based project work with children, and our literacy and numeracy program.

Why Choose Milestones?

Milestones Early Learning is a high-quality provider of childcare where every child experiences the joy of learning in a caring community.

We’re experts at knowing how kids develop and grow, and we nurture them through these vital and precious early stages of their lives. Through these important early years, children change so quickly - constantly absorbing new information and expanding their skill set. We gently encourage and guide them to explore their own potential.

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds.

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Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum draws on current research, evidence-informed practices and specific programs in each age group, such as The Circle of Security in our babies’ rooms, Abecedarian Language Priority for our Toddlers and Inquiry-Based Learning Projects for older children. We are also proud to offer children access to our unique programs to Affinity, including our Big Thinkers STEM, Aussie Wildlife Champions, Positive Living Skills and Grandfriends programs.

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Leading The Private Childcare Sector In Quality

Our centre practices, policies and procedures aligned with legislative expectations outlined in the National Quality Framework. This means that every effort is made to comply with the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care Services National Regulation, the approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standards.

Throughout the year, our dedicated Quality Team work tirelessly alongside our Centre Managers to ensure our teams maintain Quality Standards across the Affinity Education Group in line with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Developed by Affinity Education, our educators and Early Learning Teachers are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum.

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Health and Wellbeing

Our Educational programs, incursions, excursions, events and daily activities are based on health and well-being themes.

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Sustainability Activities

Sustainable practices include gardening, care of centre pets, recycling stations, electricity conservation and more.

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Our Quality Commitment

We thrive on excellence – from how we implement our curriculum to our commitment to safe, high-quality services.

Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Milestones Educators and Early Learning Teachers realise potential through the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, created and trained by the sector-leading employer, Affinity Education.

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Affinity Education’s research-based curriculum for early childhood education, based on the belief that learning and development occurs most successfully when supported by nurturing and engaged educators, in partnership with families and communities. It draws on the best teaching and learning strategies from Montessori and Reggio Emilia combined with modern, evidence-based approaches including Abecedarian and Circle of Security.

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum is play-based and specifically designed to cater for all ages from birth to school age.

Educational programs, inspired by four key intentions, thoughtfully and individually facilitate each child’s learning.

Only at centres owned and operated by Affinity Education will your child recieve early learning and care using the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, taking them on a journey to realise their full potential.

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