Course Details & Career Prospects

Quality Full-Time Professional Nanny & Early Childhood Education Courses

Apply Now for Next Intake: Starts 7 February 2019

THE COURSE IS FREE FOR MOST STUDENTS 

Check your eligibility at  https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/  (or contact us for help) 

NZ Diploma in Early Childhood Education (L5)

Full Time  Full-Year Course
*Fees free for most students in 1st year of tertiary study

NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education (L3 & L4)

Full Time Half-Year Course

*Fees free for most students in 1st year of tertiary study

Career Prospects

There’s a big demand for Professional Nannies and Early Childhood Educators in New Zealand and Overseas. Last year about nine out of every ten of our graduates at level five got jobs with families and early childhood centres or went on to further study at university.

Employers tell us they much prefer our graduates because of the wide range of experience they get with different families, early childhood centres and schools.

Our courses are your passport to many exciting jobs with children. You can work as a professional nanny in NZ and all over the world, including England, Australia and the USA. You can choose to work with babies, older children, twins, or with infants and children who have special needs. There are exciting jobs on offer in beach and ski resorts, childrens’ holiday camps in the USA, and on cruise ships.

Some graduates use their qualification to start work as an educator in an early childhood centre. If you wish you can continue your study while still employed. Your level 5 Diploma gives you credit for the first year of a teaching degree at NZ Tertiary College.  Degree-qualified early childhood teachers are in huge demand as more and more new early childhood centres are opening everywhere.

Professional well-trained nannies usually earn between $720 and $1000 for a 40-hour week in New Zealand. Pay overseas is much higher. In London a qualified professional nanny gets around $700 to $800 per week and free food and accommodation.

The Academy is well known and recognised both in New Zealand and overseas. We have really strong long-established links with employers and so can make sure you get the right job when you graduate. We continue to support you even after the course is finished.

All the Academy’s courses prepare you for a well-paid professional career with children.

Tertiary education fees free

Fees-free tertiary study or training is now available for eligible learners studying for our Certificate and Diploma programmes

Broadly, if you’re a New Zealander who will finish school during 2018, you qualify for a year of fees-free provider-based tertiary education.

If you’re not a recent school leaver, and you’ve done less than half a year of tertiary education or training (whether in New Zealand or in any other country), you may also qualify.

 

Student Allowances and Loans

Our students are eligible to apply for student allowances (and loans if you need one) through Studylink. Studylink administers Student Allowances and Loans as well as other forms of financial assistance for students.

The Studylink website provides tools, calculators and information to help students who are thinking about study to plan their finances and only borrow what they need. Use the eligibility test to find out what you may be eligible for.

The Student Allowance is a weekly payment to help full-time students with living expenses. It does not have to be paid back. The Student Loan can pay for compulsory fees, course-related costs & living costs. You do have to pay a Student Loan back.