Affinity Education Group Offers Free Degrees

Early Childhood Teacher Naomi Bowditch enjoys free University Education through Affinity.

Milestones Early Learning Aspley’s Early Childhood Teacher Naomi Bowditch is one of more than 100 employees of Affinity Education Group who have benefitted from a fully funded and supported pathway enabling them the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Prior to being considered for the Bachelor Scholarship Program, employees at Affinity Education Group are also offered free education to complete accredited Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma in Early Education and Care qualifications along with other Business training through the Affinity Learning Academy.

“I saw people get into uni on a Diploma, and then Affinity offered to pay for my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education,” Naomi said.

“It meant I graduated with no HECS debt, and they also covered my placement period with paid leave so I had income coming through.”

Since Naomi graduated with her Bachelor qualifications in 2022, she has continued to work with children enrolled in the age 3-5 School Readiness and Kindergarten programs offered by Milestones Early Learning Aspley.

She has also taken on the role of Senior Educational Leader, which includes supporting other early childhood educators and embedding the Lifelong Learning Curriculum programs and practices.

“The degree’s give me a lot of confidence in understanding children’s development,” Naomi said.

“I’m happy to be supporting other educators now to develop their professional skills in early education.”