Supporting the independent education community

Early childhood

Early childhood PD

The IEU represents university educated teachers employed in child early education and care services in NSW and the ACT, including preschools, long day care centres and teachers that work in early intervention services. 

 

The IEU has been successful in gaining improvements in pay and conditions for teachers in private and community based centres. We have also negotiated many stand-alone agreements for members employed in individual services, and other larger organisations such as KU Children's Services, Goodstart and Uniting Early Learning to name just a few.


If you would like your organiser to visit your centre please call the IEU on (02) 8202 8900. We also have a number of early childhood trained organisers. 

 

ECS Council

Members of ECS Council are elected by Early Childhood members in various geographical regions in NSW and the ACT.  They are employed in a variety of early education and care settings. The ECS Council has an advisory role to the Union, Executive and officers.

 

Current Members of the Council are Gabrielle Connell - ECS Vice President and representatives from:

  • Amy Martin - Sydney metropolitan area
  • Marie Jacobsen – Central West NSW
  • Lyn Connors – Hunter/ Newcastle 
  • Ariane Simon - Sydney Metropolitan area 
  • Melinda Gambley – Northern Rivers
  • Julia Cameron – North West NSW
  • Phillipa Maher – Mid North coast
  • Suzanne Snowball – Sydney metropolitan area

If you are interested in representing your area please contact the IEU.

Your workplace news

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    13 Sep 2020
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    13 Sep 2020
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    11 Sep 2020
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  • Early Childhood Conference online sessions

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    25 Aug 2020
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    24 Aug 2020
  • Free community preschool in NSW continued until the end of 2020

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    19 Aug 2020