Aims, Objectives & Investment Plan

Vision & Mission:

New Zealand’s foremost Nanny Courses leading to great nanny and early childhood centre jobs.

The Ashton Warner Academy delivers qualifications to enable graduates to secure employment as a nanny or as an educator in an early childhood centre or to access higher level courses in the field of early childhood education. The Academy serves its community by delivering the highest quality education and training in a caring and supportive environment. It is committed to ongoing and meaningful consultation with all its stakeholders to implement continual quality improvement and identify and serve changing needs.


That students deserve the best quality training

That training should lead to employment and also link to higher-level education

That students can succeed even if they have not done so in the past

That it is important to provide a caring and supportive environment for students

The Academy aims to develop self-reliant and independent professional nannies and caregivers whose personal philosophy is based on principles of respect and caring for the individual and the personal uniqueness of every child.

Te Tiriti O Waitangi

The Academy is committed to the principle of equal partnership with Tangata Whenua and to implementing this partnership in all practice incorporating the principals of partnership, participation and protection.

Overall Goals/Objectives

To provide training in both practical skills and theory with a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of employers and preparing for further education.

To place particular emphasis on evaluation; regularly obtaining feedback from all stakeholders and using the results to continually improve our courses. (Quality Management System)

To provide training in a caring and supportive environment.

Investment Plan & Pastoral Care Policies

The Academy’s courses are part-funded by the New Zealand Government through the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC). This funding is based on an approved investment plan. Pursuant to section 159YO of the Education Act 1989 (the Act) a summary of this plan may be obtained free of charge from the Academy.  Details of our pastoral care goals, plan and proceedure are also available on request.  Contact the principal