Education Pathways - Open Polytechnic

A fundamental aim of the Association is to help our members develop professionally, to continually improve the standard of Home-based childcare services in New Zealand.

To do this, we are committed to creating educational pathways and giving our members access to top-quality, affordable training and qualifications that are relevant to your work with children.

We have partnered with The Open Polytechnic to develop and introduce their new 60-credit qualification, the Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4).

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4)

The new Certificate has been specially designed for distance learners, meaning you can study from the comfort of your own home. You'll be armed with the skills and knowledge to work effectively with children and families in a range of early childhood education settings.

Enrolments are open NOW, and right throughout the year, with a course starting on the first Monday of each month, meaning you can get started anytime you're ready.

While the Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) is not currently a mandatory qualification for home-based educators and nannies, it can show potential employers that you are a professional who takes your role in children's lives seriously

It is also the perfect starting point if you dream of progressing further with your career and holding a degree, because it is a foundation programme for the Open Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).

NZHBECEA Member Offer

As part of their membership benefits, educators and other individual members can avail of FREE FEES to complete the entire 3 course programme - this is a cost saving of over $1500! 

Simply provide your membership number on the enrollment application form. Read more here...

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