Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Early Childhood Services (Recognised Qualifications for Persons Responsible in a Playcentre) Notice

  1. Pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, the Secretary for Education gives notice that the following qualifications are recognised as qualifications required to be held by a person responsible at a Playcentre affiliated to the New Zealand Playcentre Federation.
  2. A person responsible must hold:
    1. New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) NZ2850, 60 credits; or
    2. Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 4) N4500 Manukau Institute of Technology, 60 credits; or
    3. Certificate in Early Childhood Practice – Centre Based (Level 4) NZ Management Academy, 60 credits; or
    4. Playcentre Practice (course 4 of the Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education); or
    5. New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) NZ2851, 120 credits; or
    6. Playcentre in Context (course 5 of the Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education); or
    7. Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) WR3009 Waiariki Institute of Technology, 120 credits; or
    8. Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) 110016 Manukau Institute of Technology,121 credits; or
    9. Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) PR4911 Whitirea Institute of Technology, 260 credits; or
    10. Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) CA2282a Unitec, CN0904 University of Canterbury, PC9774 NZ Tertiary College or Auckland University of Technology, 120 credits; or
    11. Certificate in Education (Level 5) AK1275 Auckland University of Technology, 120 credits; or
    12. New Zealand Certificate in Nanny Education (Level 5) 109540 Nanny Organisation of NZ or PC9101 Ashton Warner Nanny Academy, 120 credits; or
    13. Certificate in Childcare, Education and Home Management (Level 5) 109272 The Nanny Centre (NZ),153 credits; or
    14. National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) 430, 126 credits; or
    15. Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (Level 5) PC1993 Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, 120 credits; or
    16. Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (Level 5) WGES02 Victoria University of Wellington, 180 credits; or
    17. Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching (Level 6) PC2773 NZ Tertiary College, 240 credits; or
    18. The Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education (Level 6) PC9565, 190 credits; or
    19. The New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6) NZ2852, 120 credits; or
    20. Playcentre Sessions (course 3 of the Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education); or
    21. An Early Childhood Education teaching qualification recognised by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration purposes.
  3. Until 31 December 2020, the following qualifications are also recognised and deemed to be equivalent to the Playcentre qualifications listed in clause 2.
    1. National Playcentre Certificate; or
    2. Playcentre Federation Association Certificate; or
    3. New Zealand Playcentre Federation Inc. Certificate.
  4. This notice revokes the notice titled “Early Childhood Services (Recognised Qualifications for Persons Responsible in a Playcentre) Notice”, published in the New Zealand Gazette, 28 Jan 2019, Notice No. 2019-go352.
  5. This notice comes into effect on 24 February 2020.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of February 2020.

IONA HOLSTED, Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education.