Early Childhood Immersion program
Nurturing aspiring early childhood professionals through a simulated workplace experienceEnquire now
Secondary students can apply to participate in our Early Childhood Immersion program, which has been designed to provide secondary students with an introduction to the early childhood education and care profession.
Participating students are engaged in a range of practical and theoretical opportunities within a fully functional playsession environment. Students are supported by one of our dedicated Early Childhood Trainer and Assessors to create an inspiring and interactive environment for children.Enquire now
Our Immersion EXPERIENCE will allow students to GROW, BUILD and EXPLORE early childhood education and care as a possible career path while gaining practical and transferrable skills as they work alongside qualified educators and children in our playsession environment.
The 3 program options are listed below, allowing your school to make a selection that will suit your students.
A great introduction for students considering applying for a School-Based Traineeship (SBAT) position, or for students wondering if early childhood education and care is the right career path for them.
Over 4 weeks (one day a week), students will:
This program is structured to introduce students to early childhood education and care through our Pathways Grow program with the benefit of the additional 4-week Pathways Build program. This gives students 8 weeks (one day a week) of knowledge, practical experiences and skills.
Have the Immersion experience come to you! Opportunities for schools outside of the Newcastle/Maitland area to participate in our unique Pathways Portable program. Our Portable program can be customised to suit your needs, as well as the level of your student group.
All our Pathways programs can be customised to suit Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, as well as a variety of student levels.
Students gain a thorough understanding of the early childhood education and care profession, including its importance and impact on child development.
Students actively engage in hands-on activities within a functional playsession environment, enhancing their skills in creating an inspiring and interactive setting for children.
Students develop essential knowledge and skills in areas such as effective communication, curriculum planning, behavior management, and creating a safe and inclusive learning environment.
The program helps students explore early childhood education as a potential career path, empowering them to make informed decisions about their educational and career choices.
Students build self-confidence, empathy, patience, and adaptability while successfully navigating challenges and responsibilities in an early childhood education setting.
‘The trainers are so supportive and knowledgeable. I know I can approach them for whatever I need and they’ll always do their best to help me.’
‘St Nicholas Pathways has enabled me to fast-track my dream of becoming an educator.’
‘The Immersion program has been amazing to be able to get a taste of what it’s like to work in early childhood. I now know this is the career path for me.’
‘St Nicholas supported me for the entirety of my work-based traineeship. I’m now one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a Centre Director.’
By entering your details you are registering your interest in enrolling your child. One of our friendly staff will be in touch shortly.
Submit a booking request for Before and After School Care or Vacation Care. One of our friendly team members will be in touch as soon as possible.
Submitting a booking request or enquiry does not constitute a confirmed booking. No booking is confirmed until you have received email confirmation from St Nicholas.
For casual and Vacation Care bookings, we have a 5-day cancellation policy, after which the parent/carer will be liable for their full fees for that session. For permanent bookings, we have a 2-week cancellation policy.
One-off cancellations for permanent bookings still require the parent/carer to pay their full fees for that session, unless the cancellation is permanent, in which case the family will forfeit their permanent place for that session.
Please fill out the form with your details and preferred study program. One of our friendly staff will be in touch shortly.
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