Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Home-Based) - Level 4

Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Home-Based) - Level 4

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Study Early Childhood at NZMA

If you already involved in the care and education of young children at home, or want to gain a recognised qualification, then this new programme will give you the flexibility to work while you study towards a formal qualification in home based early childhood care.

Enjoy face to face learning with only 10 class hours per week, learn about child development and get the skills you need to deliver quality early childhood education in a home based setting. This programme also provides a pathway into our Diploma in Early Childhood Level 5 programme.

Graduates may be able to work as:

  • a nanny or au-pair
  • an educator in home based, centre-based and hospital-based services
  • as an ECE play-group coordinator

Level 5 ECE diploma is available at specific campuses. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN

  • First Aid Certification
  • Child development and learning
  • Context of Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Legislation and ethics in practice
  • Planning for intentional teaching

*Specific conditions apply

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN?

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

CAMPUS START DATES

Course Costs


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

  • Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years old and have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Early Education and Care (Level 3), or NCEA (Level 2), or equivalent.
  • Those with relevant ECE work experience, a referee who knows the applicant in a professional capacity to provide a confidential referee report in support of the application.
  • Ability to read and write. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Be reliable, responsible, in good health and passed an acceptable safety check

All our Early Childhood courses

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

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Centre-Based) – Level 4

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Home-Based) - Level 4

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Level 5

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