WHY STUDY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH US?
Our courses can help you prepare for an Early Childhood Education career and will provide you with a broader insight into child development and education.
What’s more, completing these qualifications may help you to move from voluntary to paid employment in the field, and provide you with opportunities to pathway into higher level Early Childhood Education qualifications.
It’s your chance to help develop the future of our culture & heritage.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
A qualification in the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) will provide you with a basic introduction to the skills and knowledge involved in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children. This programme will help you to achieve the minimum requirement for an Early Childhood Educarers and set you on the pathway to further education such as the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) or higher.
“From 1 January 2021, home-based services must have at least 30% qualified educators to receive the quality funding rate, and this will increase over time until it reaches 80% qualified on 1 January 2024.
The minimum requirements for the standard funding rate will change as well. From 1 January 2022, 10% of educators in a standard funded home-based service must have completed the Level 4 ECE qualification.” NZ Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins 1 July 2020.
Train while you work within an Early Childhood Education Centre to become:
- A home-based educarer
- An Early Childhood Educator in a teacher-led service
- A nanny in NZ or overseas.
Community groups that seek the services of Early Childhood Educators:
- Family/whanau groups
- Church groups
- Community centres
- Health providers.