Te Rito Akoranga

Study with us

If you’re going to study early childhood education, you may as well study with the best, right?

Te Rito Maioha ECNZ has been rated as a Category 1 provider by NZQA and scored Highly Confident in Educational Performance and Capability in Self-Assessment. You can't get any better!

You should find out everything you need to know here. However, you may also like to view our Student Prospectus or talk to our friendly Student Services Team (0800 244 532 or enrol@ecnz.ac.nz

Why study with us?

We are a leading provider of new knowledge, fresh thinking and best practice for early childhood education and care.

Undergraduate programmes

If you have not previously studied, and would like to then these programmes are for you.

Graduate programmes

We have two Graduate programmes, the Diploma of Teaching (ECE) if you have a degree already and want to teach ECE, or a Graduate Certificate on Infant and Toddler Wellbeing for anyone with a particular interest in infant and toddler wellbeing and learning.

Postgraduate programmes

If you have completed a level 7 degree and are wanting to further your education at a higher level we have a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and a Masters of Education (ECE) .

Teacher Education Refresh

The TER programme is for early childhood teachers who have not gained a full practising certificate, of interest to primary-trained teachers who want to learn more about working in ECE and internationally qualified early childhood teachers who want to learn more about the New Zealand environment.

Scholarships, Grants and Loans

Visit this page to see what scholarships, grants and loans there are available to help pay for your study.


If you are looking to study ECE in New Zealand then look no further than Te Rito Maioha.  Our organisation has shaped New Zealand’s early childhood landscape and continues to influence policy and practice, providing our students with a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

Teaching locations

We have 11 bases around New Zealand, so take a look to see where we are closest to you.

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