Early Childhood Education

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 weeks


New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Learning and Care Level 2


NCEA Level 2.


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The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who can participate in the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children in an entry-level carer role in a range of early childhood contexts, and/or who can proceed to further study.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

Use introductory knowledge of children’s learning and development, and the bicultural nature of the New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whāriki, within own culturally responsive practice;

Demonstrate knowledge of ethical responsibility in relation to own values and beliefs to guide practice in an early childhood setting;

Contribute to an environment that provides for the health and holistic well-being of infants, toddlers, and young children, in compliance with requirements specific to the early childhood education and care setting;

Identify and describe legislation, regulations, community, and government services to assist in the operation of an early childhood education and care setting;

Develop and maintain respectful relationships with children, families, whanau, and colleagues using a range of communication strategies and social competence in an early childhood education and care setting;

Describe a range of ECE services and philosophies to inform understanding of diverse early childhood education and care contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Demonstrate knowledge of, and reflect on, professional behaviours and strategies to manage personal health and wellbeing in an early childhood setting;


40 weeks

Start Date:

Anytime in the year

Full Time:

Monday to Friday


9.00 am to 3.00 pm


FREE to eligible applicants


Youth 16 – 19 years

Free Travel:

A travel allowance is available or we can provide FREE transport


Joseph Tarei, Lili Lemana


Manukau Campus, 10 Norman Spencer Drive, Manukau 2104
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(09) 252 0055
Ask for Rebecca So’e

To Start:

All you need to start is your birth certificate or other identity and complete the enrolment documents (we can help you with this).


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