Early childhoodEarly 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.
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
The IEU has finalised negotiations for a new agreement for Uniting Care Early Learning Services. This agreement will cover 55 services.15 Oct 2019
NESA are looking for participants for a second cohort of early childhood teachers for a pilot program starting in March 2020.14 Oct 2019
Prospective teachers heard first hand what principals look for during interviews, at the IEU’s preservice teacher’s day recently.13 Oct 2019
The IEU has formally lodged a claim for a new Enterprise Agreement with CCER and continues to meet with principal members regarding ongoing negotiations.13 Oct 2019
The IEUA is participating in a La Trobe University research project on Teachers’ Experiences of Bullying and Harassment in Australian Schools, following on from a 2018 exploratory survey.13 Oct 2019