Certificate in Early Childhood Education
(Level 3)

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New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)
19 weeksFree study options

If you’re looking to begin your training in Early Childhood, this is the course to start with. It is also part of the government-led Youth Guarantee Programme, so if are aged 16-24, and meet the entry requirements, you can attend this course for FREE.

In this course you will gain introductory skills and build your knowledge in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children in Aotearoa/New Zealand. You'll also get hands-on work experience in an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Setting that will introduce you to the practical skills and experience needed to prepare for a career in this industry.

Build your confidence and enjoy 1:1 learning support from your tutor in small classes.  

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  • You will learn:

  • Early childhood educational theory and practice

  • About the Early childhood curriculum in New Zealand - Te Whariki

  • Child development, observation, learning and play and relationships with children, parents and whanau

  • How children develop and play and how to plan learning activities and support their needs 

  • Professional practice and ethics and health and safety in early childhood education

  • Introduction to Te Reo and Tikanga Maori

  • FREE for 16-24 year olds

Course start dates


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Feb 19, 2024
Jul 22, 2024


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Apr 29, 2024


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Jul 22, 2024

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