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

  • Social justice in early childhood

    IEU organisers will take part in a panel discussion and the IEU will have a stall at the Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference - Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater on 28 July.

    28 Apr 2018
  • Upcoming PD – free

    Here’s a list of upcoming PD. With your IEU membership comes free Teacher Learning Network (TLN) membership.

    28 Apr 2018
  • Early Childhood Conference

    It’s time to register for this year’s IEUA NSW/ACT Early Childhood Conference in September.

    28 Apr 2018
  • Walk Off by United Voice members 27 March

    United Voice has not discussed tomorrow's proposed walk off with IEU...

    26 Mar 2018
  • Early childhood accreditation supervisors sought by NESA

    The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is currently asking for expressions of interest for NESA Accreditation Supervisors to support early childhood teachers in their teacher accreditation.

    12 Jan 2018
  • 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