Enrol as a Nanny Intern

The PORSE Nanny Intern Programme provides hands-on, authentic and practical experience in nurturing and educating children from birth until school age. It includes targeted and specific training in childcare skills and home management.

  • no course fees!
  • gain a National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)
  • free First Aid training (Child First Aid Certificate)
  • 21-week course, including 21 hours per week working in a family home.

At the completion of this course, our Nanny Interns have a number of career options, including:

  • working in New Zealand or abroad as a Nanny
  • working as an in-home educator, or at an ECE centre
  • enrolling in continuing ECE education (diploma or degree).

What is the PORSE Nanny Intern Programme?

The PORSE Nanny Intern Programme provides young adults aged 17-25 with the opportunity to be gain hands-on training as a Nanny, while completing a National Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 3). 

This 21-week programme includes placement with a Training Family for 21 hours per week, for 20 weeks to gain practical experience caring for and teaching pre-school children in a home setting.

Over the duration of the course, you will learn targeted and specific training in essential childcare and home management skills, and gain an introduction to early childhood education.

Benefits of enrolling as a PORSE Nanny Intern

  • Hands-on, practical experience with family support and supervision.
  • FREE nationally recognised National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)
  • Access to the PORSE Programme, including programme planning tools, resources, outings, events, and professional development courses.
  • Weekly on-site training sessions in Learning Guide content, critical childcare skills, home management and an early childhood education.
  • One-on-one visits at your Training Family home from a qualified ECE teacher every month.
  • Opportunity to attend regular study sessions at your local Area Office.
  • Family references on completion of a 20-week placement.

What does the Nanny Intern Programme involve?

  • A minimum of 21 hours per week over 20 weeks of work experience in a family home as a nanny/home help (there are three intake options for the year)
  • Completion of Child First Aid Certificate.
  • Completion of the National Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (Level 3) over a period of 21 weeks. The expected study workload to complete this qualification is 12 hours per week (excluding time spent with hands-on nannying).
  • Completion of regular on-site training modules in critical childcare skills and home management.
  • Students will attend a weekly morning workshop at their local PORSE Office (9am – 12pm) for the duration of the programme. These sessions contribute to the completion of the PORSE Nanny Intern qualification and the National Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (Level 3).

What does it cost?

Nothing!  Your Training Family covers the costs of the course, in return for the hours you work in their home.

What do Training Families provide?

A Training Family will have at least one child under the age of six and not yet enrolled in school. You will use your learning and experience with their child/ren to complete sections of your course work and enhance your understanding of the practical application of the course theory.

Training Families have committed to providing you with direct supervision and guidance for 50 percent of the time you’re based in their home, either working from home or popping in and out regularly.  As your skills and knowledge develop, this can be reduced to a minimum of eight hours per week.

We’ll match you with a family through an interview process, to ensure the best possible outcome for both you and the family.

When do the placements start?

PORSE has two intakes for 2017:

13 February to 30 June: Available in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Christchurch. 

19 June to 10 November: Available in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Christchurch as well as nationally to distance learners who are prepared to study online.

How do I enrol to become a Nanny Intern?

Just get in touch!  You can contact our friendly team to register your interest by:

  • Using the ‘Enquire Now’ option below.
  • Calling us on 0800 023 456
  • Opening a ‘Live Chat’ during standard business hours.

Read more in the Nanny Intern Programme Handbook for potential Nannies and Families.