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

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New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood and Care (Level 4)
19 weeks

This programme is designed for people who are involved in the care and education of children in a variety of Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings including care centres and playgroups. 

In this course, you’ll gain real industry experience with 4 weeks of practical experience in an Early Childhood setting.  

You’ll gain life skills including CV and interview preparation that will you ready for work. Learn how to create and use age-appropriate resources for the development of infants, toddlers, and or young children.  

This qualification is recognised internationally for those who would like to travel and work as a nanny or au-pair. This programme also provides a pathway into our Diploma in Early Childhood Level 5 programme. 

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  • You will learn:

  • The context of Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa

  • Confidence and understanding of child learning and development

  • The early childhood curriculum Te Whariki

  • Assessment for learning and teaching practice in an early childhood setting

  • Professional practice informed by learning and development theories, government strategies and policy

  • Human development and learning

  • Health and safety policies and procedures in practice; plans and evaluation

Course start dates


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Jan 30, 2023
Jul 17, 2023


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Jan 30, 2023
Jul 17, 2023


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Feb 6, 2023
Jul 17, 2023

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