Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)
19 weeksFree Study Options

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3) will provide you with introductory skills and knowledge in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Work experience in an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Setting will introduce you to the practical skills and experience needed to prepare for a career in this industry. If you’re looking to begin your training in ECE, this is the programme to start with.

  • You will learn:

  • Early childhood educational theory and practice

  • Early childhood curriculum in New Zealand - Te Whariki

  • Child development, observation, learning and play

  • Professional practice and ethics

  • Health and safety in early childhood education

  • Communication

  • Organisation and services relevant to Early Childhood Education

  • Introduction to Te Reo and Tikanga Maori

  • Transition and attachment behaviour

  • Ethical and legal requirements involved in Early Childhood Education

  • Safety, nutrition, health and wellbeing

  • Observation, learning plans, communication, and relationships with children, parents and whanau

Course start dates


12-16 Gordon Road, Otahuhu, Auckland 1062

Aug 2, 2021


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Aug 9, 2021
Feb 7, 2022


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Aug 9, 2021


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Aug 9, 2021
Jan 31, 2022


1235 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010

Sep 20, 2021
Jan 17, 2022