Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education Programmes

Duration: 18 Weeks


NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Level 3

The NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is FREE for those aged 16 to 19 and offers the opportunity to complete NCEA Level 1 and 2.  This is perfectly suited to school leavers or students who want to complete their NCEA Level 1 and 2 and gain skills towards a career qualification.

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Duration: 1 Year


  • Pukekohe
  • Hamilton
  • Christchurch
NZ Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Level 5

Start the first year of your teaching degree with this NZ Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Study fulltime on campus with our amazing tutors. Gain real work experience with over 200 hours of placement within early childhood centres. No University Entrance is needed to enter this programme!

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Early Childhood Education

Absolutely. All of our qualifications are accredited and approved through the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and are internationally recognised.

We have two values that we use to guide our decisions:

God Honouring (He whakahonore i te Atua) 

  • Ministry - wherever, whenever be like Jesus
  • Integrity - be true to our word, and do what is morally right
  • Stewardship - future focussed, managing and investing wisely

Client Focussed (He manaaki i te tangata)

  • Service - serve, respect and value our clients
  • Innovation - constant improvement
  • Excellence - excel in all that we do

Broadly, if you’re a New Zealander who finished school in 2017, 2018 or if you will finish school during 2019, you qualify for a year of fees-free provider-based tertiary education in 2019.

If you’re not a recent school leaver, and you’ve done less than half a year of tertiary education or training (whether in New Zealand or in any other country), you may also qualify.

Follow this link to the Fees Free website to find out more.

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