Porse offers a free 21 week nationally recognised qualification, National Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care – L3, including free First Aid certificate. The next course is due to start in February 2017. You just need to be 17 and able to to do a (non-paid) placement for 21 hours per week for 20 weeks. As well, there will be classroom sessions and distance learning with the support of a qualified early childhood teacher. This could lead onto working in NZ or overseas as a nanny. For more information see: http://www.porse.co.nz/education-and-training/the-porse-nanny-intern-programme or ring 0800023456. You can request an information pack.