Nanny Course Fees, Dates & Career Prospects

NZ’s Leading Specialist Nanny Programmes – First Choice for Quality Nanny & Early Childhood Educator Training



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Professional Nanny/Early Childhood Educator

Full Time Full Year Course Level 5
Course fee $5,410*

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

NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Full Time Half Year Course Level 3 & Level 4
Course Fee $2760*

*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 NZ and Overseas. Last year about 9 out of every 10 of our level 5 graduates got jobs with infants and children or went on to university. Nanny employers much prefer our qualifications because of the wide range of experience you get on our course 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’ camps and on cruise ships. Some graduates use their qualification to start work as an educator in an early childhood centre, and the level five courses gives them up to a years credit towards the first year of an early childhood teaching degree.

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 nanny gets around $700 to $800 per week and free food and accommodation. The Academy will help you plan your career and find your perfect job during the course.

All the Academy’s courses prepare you for a well-paid professional career with children. Most students pay by student loan. Interest free while you study and work in NZ; paid back in small instalments once you’ve got a good job.


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.