Professional Development & Support

To help get you started as a educator, we will assist you to obtain your First Aid Certificate if you don’t already hold a current one.

Then, while not mandatory, we do encourage all our educators to undertake NZQA-approved Early Childhood Education qualification and will cover the cost of this.

Our visiting teachers play an important role in getting new educators up to speed with all that is required of them and will give clear guidelines and advice with each child in their care, not just in the set-up stage, but right throughout your involvement with Busy Bodies.

We run a schedule of professional development sessions covering a wide range of topics that we encourage all educators to attend and is a great opportunity, not only to learn, but to share ideas with the other educators.

 Some of the topics covered in our training and information sessions include:

  • Ages & Stages – Infant
  • Ages & Stages – Toddler
  • Ages & Stages – Young Children
  • Allergies – Administering Medications
  • Maori Arts & Crafts
  • Contagious iIlnesses
  • Little Lungs & Respiratory Health
  • Story time & Reading
  • Healthy eating and nutrition for young children

We also hold several educator social functions throughout the year in a more relaxed format.