If you love working with children and their families gaining a
nannying qualification will help you do this. Graduates will
function competently as autonomous home based practitioners of
child care, education and family support.
This involves an understanding of the social, emotional,
cultural, cognitive, spiritual, psychological and physical
dimensions as they relate to the family unit.
As a community service, nannying is based on principles of early
childhood education, health promotion and primary health care, and
consists of a partnership between the nanny and the family.
What will this programme cover?
- Professional Communication
- Preparation for Employment
- Kaupapa Māori
- Health Studies
- Food Studies
- Infant/Child Care
- Injury Prevention
- Human Development
- Learning Through Play
- Special Support Needs
- Communicating with Children
- Family Studies in New Zealand/Aotearoa
- Management Studies
- Practicum 400 hours - a minimum of 400 hours practical
experience is integrated through the year in a variety of family
What do you need to apply?
Entry requirements are designed to ensure that every student has
the best opportunity for success in
their chosen field of study.
For entry applicants require:
A minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 3 (or equivalent)
including an 'English language rich'
subject (English, History, Art History) as well as 30 NCEA credits
at Level 2 (or equivalent).
Applicants will also be required to attend an interview. A police
record check is mandatory.
This programme is accredited by NZQA.
*This programme is not being offered for 2013
There are various employment opportunities both overseas and
throughout New Zealand. Nannies with a New Zealand qualification
are highly sought after.
Diverse employment opportunities are possible for graduates
including: live-in and live-out care for private families, work
through employment agencies/bureaus, government departments, and
working with families with special needs.
Further Study Options
Graduates of this programme may be eligible to undertake further
study in preparation for employment in the early childhood sector.
The Teachers Council of New Zealand have specific entry criteria
relating to teacher education programmes.
Students who study towards the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
(Early Childhood) offered by Open Polytechnic are able to access
tutorial support on the Aoraki Polytechnic campus (Timaru), as well
as the use of Aoraki Polytechnic facilities such as the library and