Early Childhood Education and Care (13ECE)
Teacher in Charge: Celia King
Recommended Prior Learning
- Age 17 at course commencement.
- Written references
- Latest school report (If relevant).
- Adults may require an entrance test.
- Interview to assess suitability for working with children.
- NZ Police Vetting
- Students should have, or be working towards, UE literacy writing credits and 10 numeracy credits.
Early Childhood Education and Care
Are you interested in working with infants, toddlers or young children?
This one-year specialty course will prepare you for an entry level role as a nanny, home based educator, early childhood centre educator or a kaiāwhina in a Māori immersion setting if you speak Māori. It can also prepare you for higher level study leading to an ECE teaching qualification.
A highlight of this course is the 1 full day a week placement in an ECE Centre with two different centres over the year. (Half the year in each.)
- Examine and work with the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whaariki
- Build on professional practice, effective communication, working in partnerships using bicultural framework for childhood learning in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Examine the value of play for children in learning
- Explore early childhood learning and development progression
- Demonstrate basic Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori specific to the early childhood environment
- Provide nutritious food for children and consider health, safety, wellbeing and ethical responsibilities in the early childhood environment
And so much more!
16 Hours per week
Students wishing to attain UE must take two additional approved subjects.
Pre Professional Courses, Social Science
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Under 19 - $0 (MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $220
Specialty Course Cost - $250
(Take home materials including own customised resource kit and First Aid Course)
60+ Internal Credits
Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in ECE
Opportunity to gain 14+ credits in Level 3 Home Economics.