Early childhood

Get the skills and knowledge necessary to become a great early childhood educator who can provide and support the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children.

Shape the future and become an early childhood educator. Our programmes in early childhood education give you all the skills you need to develop into creative and resourceful educators, who can relate to all kinds of people in a wide range of settings from early learning centres to home-based care.

Field-based experience is a large component of our early childhood programmes. Each week you will spend time working or volunteering in a licenced early learning centre, or home-based care setting, where you can apply theory into practice.

These programmes lead to a variety of different opportunities from entry-level through to senior positions including:

  • Education support worker
  • Centre-based teacher aide
  • Home-based educator
  • Private home nanny.

Successful completion of the level 7 Bachelor of Education (ECT) is the only programme to lead to recognised qualified teacher status, and thereby graduates are able to apply for teacher certification with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.