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

  • Goodstart negotiations off to a good start

    Negotiations have commenced for a new Goodstart Agreement that will cover all Goodstart centres throughout Australia.

    27 Feb 2020
  • PD for early childhood teachers

    IEUA NSW/ACT members can access two forms of free NESA Registered PD that includes TLN, which normally costs $350 per year. Our 2020 offerings have just been released.

    17 Dec 2019
  • Early childhood: Assessment and ratings process

    The IEU met with Department of Education representatives regarding concerns about the Assessment and Ratings process raised by the IEU in writing earlier this year.

    16 Dec 2019
  • World Teachers' Day

    Most countries around the world celebrate World Teachers’ Day on October 5, when much of Australia is enjoying the school holiday period. Because of this, in Australia, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the last Friday of October instead.

    25 Oct 2019
  • New Agreement for Uniting Care Centres

    The IEU has finalised negotiations for a new agreement for Uniting Care Early Learning Services. This agreement will cover 55 services.

    15 Oct 2019
  • Highly Accomplished - Lead Teacher pilot

    NESA are looking for participants for a second cohort of early childhood teachers for a pilot program starting in March 2020.

    14 Oct 2019
  • Professional registration survey

    Academics from University of Sydney are conducting a survey on professional registration for early childhood teachers who work with children in the birth to five years age group.

    08 Oct 2019
  • Early childhood Union training day

    The IEU has developed a Union training day, especially for early childhood members.

    19 Jul 2019
  • News Release: Union fighting for early childhood teachers

    After nearly six years the IEU claim for university-qualified early childhood teachers is finally before the Fair Work Commission.

    20 Jun 2019
  • IEU lobbies on behalf of early childhood services regarding Assessment and Ratings

    The IEU has been contacted by more than 20 individual early childhood services in addition to a group of 40 regional services with concerns about the current National Quality Standards Assessment and Ratings process (A&R).

    05 Jun 2019