Information about working in early learning and employing staff at an early learning service.
- Things employers need to know
- Working in early learning
- Available grants for early learning teachers
- Professional development
- Further information
- Knowing the ratio requirements for an ECE service
- Qualification requirements
- Attestation of certificated teachers’ salaries
- First aid qualifications
- Employment agreements
- Person Responsible requirements in teacher-led early learning centres
As an early childhood educator you’ll be at the cutting edge of education, playing an important role in supporting young children along a pathway of lifelong learning.
Becoming an early learning teacher
If you would like more information on working as a teacher, visit the TeachNZ website(external link).
There are a few more things you might find useful to know:
Careers in special education
Do you want to work in special education?
Working for the Ministry
Do you want to work for the Ministry of Education?
Learning Support Study Awards support teachers (in early learning services and schools) who are undertaking specific postgraduate courses to support learners with additional learning needs. To find out more go to Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships.
The TeachNZ Māori-Medium Bilingual Education Study Award is for teachers and principals. It lets them take study leave to improve their te reo Māori and their skills as a bilingual or immersion teacher. The award pays for relief while the person is on study leave, and it contributes to the course fees. Go to the TeachNZ website(external link) to find out more.
TeachNZ scholarships are available in a variety of fields. These generally cover fees and pay an allowance for the study period. Go to the TeachNZ website(external link) to find out more.
Learn about SELO (Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities for children, whānau, families and communities) and Whakapiki i te reo Māori.
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