The Papilio Way

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 above and beyond 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 Philosophy

At Papilio Early Learning Camberwell our core belief is that every child is a competent learner. Every child is a capable and unique individual who needs affection, respect, laughter, stimulation and encouragement. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can develop a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

Our curriculum is child-centered and focuses on empowering children to make choices that influence their learning and well-being. We incorporate intentional teaching and child-led learning to stimulate children's creativity and curiosity and inspire an enjoyment of lifelong learning. 

We embrace children's ability to explore, create, problem solve, collaborate and imagine when they play through providing rich and meaningful routines and learning experiences. Our curriculum promotes opportunities for individual learning styles and needs. 

We are committed to implementing sustainability into learning and practice and promote the importance of respecting and being connected to the community and environment we live in. 

Our team acknowledges and embraces the importance of family's contribution to their child's learning and development and are committed to developing a partnership with families. We believe that all children, staff and families have the right to be treated with respect in a positive and accepting environment where the rights of individuals are acknowledged.

We are a community within a community.

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.

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