Certificate in Early Childhood Education Nanny - Level 4

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Study Early Childhood Education at NZMA

This programme aims to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with nannies who can deliver practice-based education and care in a family home. It is also an ideal stepping stone to further study. Each week, student nannies spend four days with a training family and one day in the classroom.

Course content includes:

  • Building relationships with children and families
  • Understanding child learning and development
  • Te Whariki and its application
  • ECE regulations
  • Strategies to keep children safe and promote holistic wellbeing
  • Play, planning and assessing learning experiences
  • Being a professional nanny

What qualifications will I come away with?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4)


Course Costs

New Zealand Students

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.
Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Entry Requirements

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be 17 years or older
  • Have an acceptable safety check prior to the beginning of practical experience. In accordance with the Vulnerable Children’s Act, the safety check involves verification of identity, an interview, information of work history, referee information, an NZ Police vet and a risk assessment
  • Have the ability to achieve the academic requirements of the programme, for example, the New Zealand Certificate in Early Education and Care (Level 3), or NCEA (Level 2), or equivalent
  • Show passion for working with children based on personal experience Non-native English speakers must have an IELTS level of 5.5 (General or Academic) with no sub-score less than 5.0, or equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate desire to work in an
    ECE setting, ability to complete assignments at a Level 4
    standard, and be responsible, reliable, and in good health.

All our Early Childhood Education courses

Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3)

    Level 3

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 4)

    Level 4

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Nanny) (Level)

    Level 4

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Level 5)

    Level 5

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