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 claim for early childhood teachers

    The IEU lodged evidence and submissions to support its pay equity claim for early childhood teachers just before Christmas.

    30 Dec 2017
  • A degree matters

    The State of Early Learning Report 2017 shows slightly less NSW children are presenting at school developmentally vulnerable compared to the national average.

    25 Oct 2017
  • Equal Remuneration – help needed

    Members would be aware that the IEU is currently running a case in the Fair Work Commission for equal pay for early childhood teachers and directors with primary teachers and other professionals.

    25 Oct 2017
  • Are developers gouging parents?

    Developers and landlords are inflating the cost of childcare and condemning children to spending their childhood in crappy environments, Early Childhood Consultant Lisa Bryant writes.

    25 Oct 2017
  • News release: Challenging the myths on early childhood education

    There are lots of myths circulating in society about the role and status of early childhood teachers. The Independent Education Union (IEU) is out to challenge those myths at its conference in Sydney this Saturday.

    07 Sep 2017
  • Fight for equal pay continues

    The IEU lodged an application for Equal Remuneration Orders (EROs) for teachers in early childhood services in 2013.

    12 Jul 2017
  • International news

    Australia is lagging behind progress on early childhood education compared to many other countries.

    12 Jul 2017
  • IEU conference: Myth Busters

    This year’s IEU Early Childhood Conference is all about challenging the things we know are wrong.

    12 Jul 2017
  • Members - free NESA registered PD!

    Early childhood members benefit greatly from IEU membership through access to professional development courses through the Teachers Learning Network (TLN). Many of these courses are NESA registered and will count towards the maintenance of your teacher accreditation and provide opportunities to stay on top of current issues in early years education.

    12 Jul 2017
  • Early childhood teachers continue fight for equal remuneration

    Teachers working in the early childhood sector are continuing their fight for equal remuneration with male professionals in other industries.

    07 Jul 2017