The Aussie Kindies

The Aussie Kindies Way

The Aussie Kindies Way

Why Aussie Kindies?

Aussie Kindies centres offer a new world of fun for your child to explore every day.

It is our mission to provide a warm, safe and nurturing environment for your child to learn and develop… and most importantly to have fun! Our educators take great pride in creating a home away from home for your child. It is important to us to build a friendly community and support network for families, welcoming children from all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life.

Our play-based educational programs will help your child to learn and make new friends, embracing the many cultures we are thrilled to have as part of the colourful Aussie Kindies family.

Our Philosophy - Breaking Waves

The Bundjalung people, who we acknowledge as the traditional owners of our land, believe we came from the stars! We are each unique and special, and we all learn in our own individual way.

Here at Aussie Kindies Tugun, we are constantly seeking ways to build our knowledge and enhance our skills as we understand the early years are the most influential in a child’s development. We take great pride in creating environments that act as a third teacher, stimulating curiosity and creativity.
We value our earth. We are aware that our children will be inheriting this planet and therefore we are passionate about sustainable practices. We educate children in developing a healthy respect for our earth, nurturing a love of nature and encouraging them to develop their own understanding of what it is to be a conscious citizen.

‘Tugun’ in the Bundjalung language means ‘Breaking Waves’. As the ocean brings joy, harmony and rhythm, so do we strive to encompass this into our pedagogical practices. This means we endeavour to develop meaningful respectful relationships with families and our community. We are mindful of the uniqueness of each family and their culture and embrace this to allow our curriculum to flow and change, ensuring each child feels valued and empowered.

Goodinar judda ngulligarnje
“We are from here"
 -Bundjalung language

Our values are expressed in the everyday things we do


Our community is the very heart of our centres. We embrace children and families from all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life. We are a social bunch and pride ourselves on the close relationships we build with families and the happy buzz created around our centres.


We genuinely care about our children, our families and our environment. We teach children the values of caring for each other, caring for themselves, caring for animals and caring for the natural environment that we live in.


We believe the best learning environment is one of joy, creativity and energy. Our educators work hard to make sure learning is fun! Our mission is for every child to go home with a big smile on their face.


We love to explore! We encourage children’s curiosity of the world around them, to discover new things and try new skills. Your little explorers will always enjoy a day of both learning and adventure.

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 kids in everything we do. That’s the Affinity Way.

Discover more about Affinity Education Group.