“I didn’t have the opportunity to develop a career prior to starting a family, the time at Playcentre has given me more experience and skills than I ever thought possible.”
The Playcentre Education programme leads to an NZQA qualification that can be used for licensing in your local Playcentre and to create career opportunities in the early childhood sector. Fostering skills and confidence to be lead educator in Playcentre the education program will also prepare you for a career as a homebased educator, early childhood education (ECE) support worker, and will be useful for seeking employment in community based services that work with young children and their whānau, families and communities.
The Playcentre Education programme is free for Playcentre whānau and will ensure there is no gap in your CV. The New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care level 4, will provide graduates with key understandings of learning and development along with strategies to support tamariki and whānau in early childhood education settings.
“Initially I didn’t see much personal benefit for me but… it’s added unique skills to my work-set and it’s good to have in my resume for the future too”.