Nannies/child carers are responsible for the care, well-being and education of infants, toddlers and children in the home.
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There are no specific entry requirements for becoming a nanny/child carer, but many employers prefer you to have a driver's licence and a relevant tertiary qualification, such as a Level 3 or 5 Certificate in Nanny Education.
To enter a nanny/child care education programme you need to complete four years of secondary education. Subjects such as child development and physical education and health are useful. Doing a Gateway programme (a structured workplace learning programme for senior secondary students) in an early childhood setting is also useful.
Nannies/child carers need to be:
- organised and responsible
- good at solving problems
- skilled at communicating and listening
- motivated and patient
- firm, fair and consistent
- able to carry out general housekeeping duties.
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Useful experience for nannies/child carers includes:
- work with children, such as babysitting
- nursing work.
Nannies/child carers need to be reasonably fit and healthy, as the job may involve some lifting and energetic play with young children.
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Find out more about training
- Nanny Education Organisation of New Zealand (NEONZ)
- 03 9833 761 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.nanny.org.nz/
Updated 11 Mar 2014