Starting salaries for early childhood teacher range from $36,000 to $47,000 depending on qualifications. Experienced early childhood teachers in senior positions can earn between $60,000 and $85,000.
Study options in this filed include a 3 year undergraduate degree called Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), a one year Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and a 3 year Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
This field is in high demand in New Zealand. However, it requires registration and also good IELTS band scores. If your not registered you can still get work as a reliever.