Enrol as a Nanny Intern

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for young adults aged between 17-25 years, with a love for young children, and who are enthusiastic to work with them in a home setting.

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Nanny Interns gain authentic and practical hands-on experience in caring for and teaching young children by working with a Training Family with pre-school children, two 7 hour days a week for 20 weeks.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Not only do Nanny Interns receive specialised training related to childcare and home management, they are also enrolled in and work through the NZQA accredited New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4).

This programme is designed to give Nanny Interns the skills to:

  • Enhance and promote learning opportunities for children.
  • Work alongside Training Families to advocate for child wellbeing and development.
  • Understand the critical importance of the first five years of life in building secure attachment relationships and promoting optimal early brain development.
  • Grow in self-esteem and confidence and gain valuable life skills.
  • Develop reciprocal and responsive communication skills when interacting with children and adults.

Entry Requirements

Nanny Interns need to:

  • Be 17-25 years old.
  • Be a NZ/Australian citizen or resident.
  • Commit to 20 weeks of work experience (two 7 hours days per week) in a family home as a nanny.
  • Commit to completing the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4) within the timeframe of the programme.
  • Commit to completing a Child First Aid Certificate.
  • Meet the Children’s Act 2014 safety check requirements by completing a Police Vetting Service Request and Consent Form which must be processed with a ‘Satisfactory Result’.
  • Meet all the NZ Certificate in ECE & Care – Level 4 study entry requirements (Level 2 or above).

Before starting work placement with a Training Family Nanny Interns must have completed a Child First Aid course. This will be organised by the NIP Facilitator and will be delivered by St John First Aid. 

As a Graduating Nanny Intern, you'll have a number of career options including:

  • Continue to work in the ECE sector at home, either as a home-based Educator or Nanny.
  • Enrol in continuing ECE education (diploma or degree).
  • Work with children in an ECE service as a support worker.

  • Travel the world as a Nanny.

What does it cost?

The Nanny Intern Programme cost $2,400 plus a $50 application fee. This includes your enrolment into the NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4) as well as the Child First Aid and invaluable hands-on work experience.

What do Training Families provide?

A Training Family will have at least two pre-schoolchildren. You will use your learning and experience with their children 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% of the time you’re based in their home, either working from home or popping in and out regularly. 

We’ll match you with a family to ensure the best possible outcome for both you and the family. 

How do I enrol to become a Nanny Intern?

Just get in touch!  You can contact our friendly team to enrol by either emailing admin.training@porse.co.nz or calling us on 0800 626 643

 Click here to download the Nanny Intern Programme fact sheet