Early Years - Safeguarding and Child Protection

Early Years Safeguarding and Child Protection eLearning 

We are proud to be the pioneers in supporting Aotearoa's Early Years sector with tailored safeguarding and child protection eLearning.  With our early years tamariki continuing to be those most at risk from maltreatment, abuse and neglect, it is vital our Early Years Professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support them in identifying and responding to any welfare concerns. This course helps staff and organisations ensure their child protection requirements don't remain theoretical and staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to take their safeguarding requirements forward into everyday thinking and practice. Helping to safeguard tamariki, staff and the organisation. 

This eLearning has been specifically tailored for organisations and professionals working within and/or supporting our early years sector. It is designed for multi-agency audiences and staff across all levels. Although not exclusive, some examples include - 

Organisations - Childcare Centres;  Community Services; Early Years Correspondence Schools; Daycare Services; Early Childhood Associations, Advisory Groups, Councils, Federation's, Leadership, etc.; Early Years Health and Hospital Services; Early Childhood Education and Care Services (including casual education and care providers); Government Ministries; Home-based providers; Independent Early Years Professionals; Kindergartens; Montessori's; NGO's; Nurseries; Playcentres; Pregnancy Services; Te Kohanga Reo and many more.

Staff - Although far from exclusive, examples include: Early Childhood - Consultants, Educators, Kaiako, Relievers, Service Managers, Teachers in Training, Teachers, Support staff, etc.; Child Development Specialists; Family Support Workers; Learning Mentors; Nannies/Au-pairs; Play Specialists; Pregnancy and Early Years Health Professionals; Therapists.

This engaging and interactive eLearning allows learners to develop or refresh their safeguarding and child protection knowledge and skills and explore the fundamentals of creating a safe school for everyone. Based on the 4 Rs of child protection, this course guides Learner's through:

  • Recognising Concerns
  • Responding to Concerns
  • Reporting/Referring Concerns
  • Recording Concerns


Tailored Packages for Multiple Learner Registrations - Multiple learner registrations can be accommodated via this platform. However, if preferable, we can also support organisations with a tailored and branded welcome page, a specific organisation eLearning link, an organisation eLearning account and invoice payments. We can also develop tailored safeguarding and child protection eLearning for organisations to host on their LMS. If this option is of interest, please contact us and we can explore your needs with you.

Total Cost is $30.00, including GST per learner. However, we also offer discounts for:

Discount  Quantity


Price Incl. GST
10% Discount 10-50 Learners $3.00 per learner $27.00
15% Discount 51-100 Learners $4.50 per learner $25.50
20% Discount 101 + Learners $6.00 per learner $24.00

*When using any additional promotional discount codes, only one discount option will be available.

Please see Additional Information for further guidance relating to - Course aim and learning objectives; Course duration; Learning material and methods; Technical requirements and Evaluation data and certificates.

Other eLearning That May Be Of Interest

Safeguarding Staff Learning Options

We've created some specialist learning options for staff supporting their school/organisation by taking on specific safeguarding roles and responsibilities. These may be as a Lead/Named/Designated Safeguarding Person/Officer or by being Safeguarding Support Staff, e.g. a Safeguarding Champion, etc.

Our Safeguarding Staff Learning is offered via two learning options:

  1. By undertaking Specialist Safeguarding Staff eLearning; or
  2. By undertaking our blended learning programme, which offers our Specialist Safeguarding Staff eLearning and access to our 2hr Safeguarding Staff Online Class.

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Another learning option that can meet the needs of Specialist Schools and Specialist Education Staff is our Safeguarding Children with Disabilities and Additional Needs course

To help promote best practice in safeguarding awareness and understanding for all children and their particular needs, as well as in advocating for more inclusive practice,  we do encourage all schools to consider diversifying their Learner representation across both our School's and our Disabilities eLearning course,  

Aim and Learning Objectives

Aim - To enable learners to develop the safeguarding and child protection knowledge and skills needed to identify and respond to child well-being concerns and/or allegations against staff.

Learning objectives - by the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define safeguarding and child protection.
  • Recognise those children who may be more vulnerable to risks of harm.
  • Name the impact adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have on a child’s immediate and long-term development, health, and well-being.
  • Identify the different categories and possible indicators of abuse and neglect.
  • Recognise the different types of disclosures and know how to respond safely.
  • State how concerns may relate to a child's well-being and/or allegations against staff.
  • Apply best practice when reporting or referring a concern.
  • Demonstrate best practice when recording concerns.
  • Model being in a Position of Trust with adherence to professional boundaries.
  • Show child-centred practice.
  • Reflect safeguarding as a shared responsibility.

Course Duration - Total Professional Development time is recorded as 4 hours. However, most learners average between 3-3.5 hours. Everything is designed for Learners to go at their own pace and complete in their own time. Learners simply log on and pick up where they left off. In fact, we advocate a phased approach. 

Learners have access to the course material for up to 12 months from their purchase date.

Learning Material - All material is informed by local and global legislation, guidance, research and case learnings. Most scenarios and case studies are based on real-life scenarios but voiced by actors. In addition to learning content, learners also receive access to various resources, handouts, templates, etc.

All material has been managed sensitively. However, given the nature of the subject, there is a natural emotional component to this course. We have managed this sensitively, and the course does reflect trigger warnings where applicable.

Learning Methods - A variety of learning methods are used within this course. Examples include but are not exclusive to:

  • Specialist content
  • Inter-active exercises
  • Information markers and scrolls
  • Quizzes
  • Case Studies and Scenarios
  • Videos
  • Visual tools
  • Practical resources and templates

Technical Requirements

Our course should work in most web browsers, although we recommend using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course.

Our course is best viewed via a desktop and is compatible with most tablet devices. It may be accessed via a mobile device; however, to maintain a quality learning experience, we do not advocate the use of mobiles. 

Where possible, Holistic Safeguarding will offer support; however, we are unable to provide full technical support.

Videos clips hosted via external video sharing sites feature in our courses. Video playback controls will vary and are dependent on the browser used to take the course and where the video is hosted. If you experience problems with the videos, we recommend you try taking the course in a different browser.

Our FAQ also holds additional technical troubleshooting information should it be needed.

Evaluation Data and Certificates - All learning is evidenced to support personal and organisational learning and development requirements. 

Evaluation Data - 

  • Learners complete pre and post-learning feedback forms. If requested by the individual or those registering learners, this can be provided as report data.  
  • We also contact learners 6-months post their course completion to seek feedback on how they have integrated their learning into their applied practice. 
  • At 12 months, learners will be notified they are due to refresh their training.

Certificates - Upon successful completion, learners are provided with a personalised certificate of achievement.  To further assistance evidencing professional development, our certificates also confirms course study time (4 hours) and learning criteria (course aim and objectives).