Early Childhood, Education & Care

Welcome to Early Childhood, Education & Care!

Studying Early Childhood Education & Care helps prepare you to be a great educator by developing the fundamentals of early learning techniques in a safe environment. It also teaches you valuable life skills.

Early Childhood Educators care for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

Young children are our future adults – your influence could be life changing! Is this the course for you?

Course Videos

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Meet one of our Early Childhood Teachers, Mrs Michelle Smith.

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Meet Steffani Adams who’s big dream is to work with children at risk.

Course Downloads & Links

Handbook Page

Download the Early Childhood page from the Enrolment Handbook.

RTO Page

Download the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Course Overview page.

Find where you belong

Is Early Childhood for you? Check out this flyer to see if studying Early Childhood, Education & Care interests you.

Where are they Now?

Naomi Williams

NEWMAN 2012 GRADUATE

My dream was always to become a teacher and my journey through Newman gave me the most valuable opportunity I could have asked for.

After Year 12 I studied a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of New England. The Uni sponsored 13 students, including myself to experience the lifestyle and education in Japan! At the end of my degree I also embarked on an incredible mission trip to Nepal for a few months teaching English and working closely with families and children from the orphanage.

I graduated at the beginning of 2019 and am currently teaching at many of the local Port Macquarie Schools.

Early Childhood, Education & Care FAQ's

If a student studies Early Childhood Education and Care in Year 11 and Year 12 they receive a Statement of Attainment towards Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. In Year 12, if student elects to study Early Childhood and Early Childhood Specialisation, they will receive the full qualification – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Long Day Care Centres, Preschools, Family Day Care, OOSH (Out of School Hours) services, Nanny

You will need to complete an expression of interest form and hand that, along with your resume, to The Future Hub team.

We have Early Childhood services in Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Laurieton, Camden Haven, Wauchope and Kempsey who provide workplace opportunities for our students.

Interacting with children generally happens during your workplacement component of the course. At the College we are generally working through the theory that supports all the practical time you experience in the workplace.

Yes. If you specialise in Early Childhood Education and Care in Year 12, you can include the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, in your Early Entry to University applications. The Early Entry application is not available for all universities. Please refer to the latest UAC book or website for details.
 

Where are they Now?

Libby Belgrove

NEWMAN 2013 GRADUATE

After graduating Libby completed her Cert IV in Individual Support and now works full time as a Child Care teacher at TG’s Child Care Centre in Wauchope.

Why choose Early Childhood, Education & Care?

Nurturing

Are you caring, nurturing, and have an interest in child development in the early years? Why not study Early Childhood!

Life-changing influencer

Young children are our future adults – your influence could be life-changing!

 

Building relationships

Developing partnerships with children, their families and the community allows educators to provide a learning environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

Life skills

Studying Early Childhood helps prepare you to be a great educator by developing the fundamentals of early learning techniques in a safe environment. It also teaches you valuable life skills.

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