Non Assessed Life Skills Courses

Plunket is pleased to be able to provide the following non assessed units for secondary school students 

The Babysitting Certificate has been tailored for years 9 and 10 while Caring for Kids has been designed for years 10 and 11.  

Teaching our early childhood life skills courses in secondary schools builds confidence and competence to become skilled caregivers within their whānau and community.

For more information or to order a unit contact the Education in Schools team at Plunket Support Office Wellington: 

 Non assessed

Education in Schools Phone (04) 470 4984 / 470 4983

Download the Memorandum of Understanding

Download the Babysitting Certificate Agreement Form

Download the Caring for Kids Agreement Form

Download the Course Report Form

  • Babysitting certificate

    • Non-assessedBabysitting cover page
    • Edition 3
    • 5 sessions

    "I decided to do the Babysitting Certificate during my lunch hour because I wanted to learn how to be a responsible babysitter. This was the first time I had ever held a baby before, I was a little nervous, but now I feel more confident if I ever did babysit.”

    - Year 11 Student, Wellington Boys College 


    The Plunket Babysitting Certificate aims to keep children safe by educating Year 9 and 10 students to become responsible, caring, trustworthy, respectful and competent babysitters.

    Topics covered include:

    • Expectations of a babysitter
    • Expectations of the child
    • Expectations of the family
    • Communicating and meeting expectations
    • Practical session with volunteer parents and their children
     Plunket Led - delivered by a Plunket Educator in your school
    •  Price: $495 + $3.00 admin fee per student (+gst)
    •  Plunket Educator delivers the unit over five(1 hour) sessions
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  • Caring for kids

    Caring for Kids
    • Non assessed CFK cover page
    • Edition 2 
    • Possible 5 sessions of one hour duration

    Caring for Kids is designed for students at Years 10 and 11 and aims to develop positive attitudes and behaviours in how we care for children and ourselves by developing competencies that enhance relationships and promote personal, interpersonal, and societal well-being.

     Topics include:

    • Ages and stages, nurturing 
    • Responsible parenting, foetal alcohol syndrome, exposure to smoke, drugs and the growing baby
    • Nurturing, Brainwave, Shaken Baby syndrome
    • Safe house, sleep, SUDI, sleep safety
    • Keeping clean, bath time, teeth, clothing, feeding
    Plunket Led - delivered by a Plunket Educator in your school
    • Price: $495 (+gst)
    • Plunket Educator delivers the unit over five (1 hour) sessions or selected sessions as agreed
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