Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 2 Early Childhood Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Jarrett.

Topics covered include:

  • Patterns of learning and development
  • Preschool care and education
  • Child care, health and safety
  • The value of play in early childhood
  • Family food

The Early Childhood Studies course will be of interest to students who enjoy being with preschool children and who are considering the possibility of a career in any of the following fields, as well as providing invaluable life skills:

  • Nanny/Au pair
  • Preschool or Primary school education
  • Midwifery or Nursing
  • Social work

Learning Areas:

Health and Physical Education, Student Support, Technology

Assessment Information

Three out of the four assessments are Unit Standards, one is an Achievement Standard. All are written based assessment tasks.


NCEA Level 3 Early Childhood Studies

New Zealand Tertiary College
Te Rito Maioha
University of Canterbury - Education
Early Childhood Education, Nannying, Midwifery
Primary School Education

Career Pathways

Early Childhood Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Nanny/Child Carer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are asked to contribute $20 towards this course towards various materials for children's play experience and some ingredients supplied by the school for practical lessons in particular. There are also basic stationery requirements, and students may need to contribute some perishable ingredients for food practical lessons.