Early Childhood Education Level 3

Each child is different and each one learns at a different pace. If you love working with children, you know that teaching preschool requires a great deal of patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm. It also requires practical and engaging teaching styles that can stimulate young developing minds. It also takes creativity and great organisational skills to capture their attention span.

This programme will provide you essential knowledge and skills so that you can care for and educate infants, toddlers and children in an early childhood setting. 

At the end of the course, you will have the necessary skills to work in an entry-level carer role in a myriad of early childhood and kōhanga contexts, such as centre-based, home-based, hospital-based, parent-led, or culturally-based environments. All different settings, but very important to our local communities. 

Reach out to us! Get to know more about our ECE Level 3 course.


  • Knowledge of children’s learning and development
  • The nature of the New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework – Te Whāriki
  • Understanding ECE services and the philosophies that inform care
  • Professional and ethical behaviour
  • Developing your own culturally responsive practice
  • Contributing effectively to the care of infants, toddlers and young children
  • Developing respectful relationships and communication skills
  • Te Reo & Tikanga Māori in the ECE environment
  • Understanding legislation, regulations, community, and government services
  • Up to date CV stored on a secure database for future updates
  • and much much more!!!!


  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3


All students who wish to enroll must go through a selection interview process. Participants who meet the criteria below are able to take part in these programmes:

  • Commitment to completing the qualifications.
  • Commitment to move to higher level education on completion of the programme.


Driver Licence


18 weeks


Monday to Thursday: 8:45am - 4:00pm Friday: 8:45am - 1:00pm Also includes placement in a centre which will include varied hours.


Whangarei Campus


There is no cost for eligible participants. All resources and materials are provided.


Flexible, contact us for further information.