Early Childhood Education

Do you have the passion to be an early childhood education teacher? Do you find it a joy being around children?

If helping young kids navigate the world is in your jam then becoming an Early Childhood Educator is a just the ticket!

In New Zealand, programmes in Early Childhood Education and Care range from Level 2 to 4. The purpose of these qualifications is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with certified and competent individuals who can participate in the cognitive growth formation and care of infants, toddlers, and young children. Simply put these courses help you become the best start for our future generations.

These are ideal entry-level teaching career roles that can open up a range of early childhood education opportunities for those passionate about teaching.

Our ECE programme aims to provide you with the fundamental skills needed to create a warm and engaging classroom environment while effectively teaching the basic preschool curriculum. There is also a focus on parenting roles or as support for kaiāwhina and carer in a supervised environment.

Help shape little minds by using effective teaching styles, communication strategies and classroom management skills.

If you’ve set your sights on a career working with children, then start your ECE career with People Potential!

Check out the following pages to find out more about what each course can offer you:

Set the stage for your career in Early Childhood Education. Develop your confidence and skills in preschool teaching. Motivate and encourage young students to be curious about the world
Caring for our tamariki can be quite the rewarding challenge. Build your knowledge and skills today and further your training in early childhood education.
Make a difference in the lives of young kids in Whangarei. This course offers the advanced knowledge needed to teach and care for infants, toddlers and young children in an early school setting. Take your teaching skills to a whole other level!

Entry Criteria

These programmes are open to all people who are aged 16 years and over and have left school. Participants need to have a desire to gain qualifications in the relevant industry and progress to higher level training or employment.

You will also need to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills to study at the relevant programme level and this will be assessed during the selection interview process. The selection interview process is completed to ensure the best possible chance of student success.