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School of Early Childhood Education​

Looking to light up your future while lighting up the lives of others? NZSE’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme prepares you to help young children to reach their full potential.
With remote online learning and hours to suit your busy lifestyle, become qualified with real-world experiences that enables you to work in ECE centres. NZSE’s School of ECE makes learning flexible and fulfilling.

Find Your Whanau,​ Find Your Direction​

By 1 January 2025, home-based ECE services are required to employ mainly educators holding an ECE qualification at Level 4 or above (min. 80% of staff must be suitably qualified, and max. 20% of educators can be in training or induction.) For those already in the industry, or those looking to make a start, finding accessible ways to get qualified are crucial.
NZSE’s School of ECE makes it easier than ever to get your qualification as we are one of very few providers in the country that offer this ECE programme in a fully online capacity.
You can study where you want, when you want – even while working with an ECE provider!
Plus, we’ve partnered with Early Childhood businesses across Auckland and the Waikato to provide the best industry insights and work placements for you as you study.
Start or further your career while helping our Tamariki and apply now!

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Are you a domestic student about to start your tertiary studies? You may be eligible for FEES FREE study.

NZSE is a member of the New Zealand Home-Base Childcare Association

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