People and employment
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 Learning Support
Do you want to work in Learning Support?
Working for the Ministry
Do you want to work for the Ministry of Education?
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.
TeachNZ scholarships are available in a variety of fields. These generally cover fees and pay an allowance for the study period.
Learn about SELO (Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities for children, whānau, families and communities) and Whakapiki i te reo Māori.
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