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

  • IEU writes to Dan Tehan

    The IEU wrote to Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan in May regarding our concerns that “free childcare” will end abruptly at the end of June.

    02 Jun 2020
  • COAG Universal Funding review

    A call to guarantee five years of Commonwealth funding for guaranteed access to preschool is overdue recognition of the critical role Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) has in providing equity of opportunity for all children to get the best start to their education.

    27 May 2020
  • Emergency Town Hall meeting on Childcare in Australia

    You are invited to an emergency Town Hall meeting on the future of childcare and early learning.

    25 May 2020
  • The Front Project

    Two major pieces of work have recently been released by The Front Project as part of a renewed focus on supporting the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector through COVID-19.

    25 May 2020
  • Don't snap back

    The Prime Minister has indicated that the government intends to end fee-free childcare and go back to the old subsidy system on 28 June.

    25 May 2020
  • Universal Access Partnership review

    A call to guarantee five years of Commonwealth funding for guaranteed access to preschool is overdue recognition of the critical role Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) has in providing equity of opportunity for all children to get the best start to their education.

    25 May 2020
  • Stop the "snap back" ending free childcare

    Australian families have been enjoying free child care for six weeks now, but the Government will decide next week whether ‘free childcare’ will be switched off at the end of June.

    22 May 2020
  • "Snapping back" to the old child care system will be disastrous

    Comments from the Prime Minister over the weekend indicating the government intends to wind back free childcare on the 28th of June have sparked grave concerns for parents and the sector.

    18 May 2020
  • IEU early childhood conference not going ahead in 2020

    Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the IEU Executive has made the decision to cancel the early childhood conference this year. Content will be reconfigured to suit online PD sessions, which will be made available closer to the date.

    15 May 2020
  • Updated COVID-19 guidance for early childhood members

    The IEU has provided an updated guidance for early childhood teacher members, navigating COVID-19 in

    13 May 2020