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

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

If you are 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.

You’ll learn how to develop communication skills and how to build relationships with children, parents, family and colleagues.  

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

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  • You will learn:

  • The context of Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa

  • How to create and use age-appropriate resources for the development of young children. 

  • 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


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Feb 6, 2023
Jul 17, 2023


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Feb 6, 2023
Jul 17, 2023
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