Supporting the independent education community

Early childhood

Early childhood PD

The IEU represents university educated teachers employed in child 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, Big Fat Smile, Goodstart to name 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 early childhood trained organisers. 

ECS Council



Members of ECS Council are elected by ECS members in various geographical regions in NSW and the ACT.  They are employed in a variety of ECS centres. 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:

  • Margaret Wayland - Sydney area
  • Marie Jacobsen - Wagga/Albury
  • Lyn Connors - Hunter/Newcastle
  • Ariane Simon (St Stephens Preschool Normanhurst) - Sydney Area 

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

Your workplace news

  • Agreements

    Your Union continues to work away at improving working conditions for members across the sector.

    08 Sep 2019
  • Nineteen per cent pay rise for support staff in government schools

    Pay rises have just been agreed (on 3 September) for support staff in government schools, following an application by the Public Service Association (PSA).

    04 Sep 2019
  • Union elections

    Voting papers have been distributed to members to vote for Branch Executive and Branch Delegates to Federal Council.

    03 Sep 2019
  • Equal Pay Day

    Wednesday 28 August 2019 is Equal Pay Day, illustrating the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same amount as men earn in twelve months.

    27 Aug 2019
  • Council votes for solidarity with climate strikers

    IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Council and Environment Committee recently passed a unanimous motion acknowledging the climate crisis and expressing solidarity with protestors.

    26 Aug 2019