Childrens outdoor play area at The Learning Tree Lynwood


Frequently Asked Questions

About us

Our philosophy is all about encouraging your child to discover their own unique abilities and indikiduality. We do this by providing engaging educational programs, learning environment and activities and resources that will inspire your child. Our professional and highly qualified educators genuinely want to see your child succeed and will go over and above to tailor their approach to support your child's unique development. Our centre offers high quality facilities and a guaranteed safe and nurturing environment to provide the best opportunities for your child while they are in our care.

Educational programs

Early childhood education programs help your child develop strong social, emotional and communication skills as well as physical strength and fitness. These are essential skills to help your child grow and lay the foundations for a life of learning. Children learn in unique ways during their first five years. Our programs feature play-based and child-driven activities, rather than classroom style learning with homework, to help your child reach their full potential.

Our proactive approach to early learning means we focus not only on the now, but also on preparing your child for school and for life. We deliver a school readiness program to ease your child's transition to school, ensuring they have a positive start. To find out more, read about School Readiness - A Lifelong Learning program for children aged 3 years to Preschool under our Lifelong Learning Programs page.

Not at all. Our emphasis is on play-based learning, which is at the heart of the nationally-approved Early Years Learning Framework that our programs are shaped around. We will empower your child to learn through programs featuring singing, drawing, games, and group activities. We balance indoor play and learning with outdoor activities to appeal to all children's interests.

We have smaller class sizes that are well below the maximums set by the national ratios for centre-based services. This provides your child with a much higher degree of individualised care and attention. Book a tour of our centre if you'd like to see firsthand the high level of interaction your' child will have with their educators and other children.


The first step is to make contact with our centre and express your interest in enrolling with us. It would be ideal if you are able to arrange a time to come into the centre for a tour, where our Centre Manager will show you around our facilities and you can meet our team. We will provide you with an application form and will be happy to guide you through the process, answering any questions you may have. Please note that due to our high-quality facilities and individualised approach to your child's care and education, our centre is a popular choice in the local area and therefore there may be a waitlist. If necessary, we will explain the waitlist process and communicate with you regularly about your individual situation.

If you would like more information about our fees and rebates, please click here.

If you are ready to enrol, please either book a tour or enrol now.

Yes they can. Affinity Education Group manages centres across Australia and we give priority to children who are already part of the Affinity family. Begin the process by talking to your current centre manager and they will work with you and us to make the transition as smooth as possible for your family.

External Links

Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator

Estimate your child care subsidy.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

Visit the ACECQA website and find useful information and FAQs specifically for families.

Child Care Subsidy

Learn more about Government assistance towards out of pocket childcare expenses.

Early Years Learning Framework

This document is Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators. It is designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families. Being familiar with the framework may provide you with further insight into how we help your child spread their wings.

Lifelong Learning

Learn more about the Lifelong Learning programs that we deliver.

National Quality Standards

Understand the rating and assessment system for Australian childcare centres.

Starting Blocks

This family friendly resource gives you information about early childhood education and care to help you make the best choices for your child and family.