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

  • Dear Prime Minister....

    I write to you on behalf of the members of the Independent Education Union of Australia. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis our members have worked hard to ensure the schools played their part in responding to the quickly evolving situation.

    17 Apr 2020
  • A message of thanks and solidarity to IEU members

    On behalf of your union, we want to thank you – for your courage, your resilience and your solidarity.

    09 Apr 2020
  • ACTU update: JobKeeper - eligibility, rights and entitlements

    Last night, the JobKeeper legislation passed through Parliament. This means $130 billion in wage subsidies will now go directly to workers to save millions of jobs. The Coronavirus Workers’ Rights Resource Centre has put together some resources to help you understand what it means for working people including eligibility, rights (including health and safety), entitlements and changes made to the law.

    09 Apr 2020
  • Union seeks clarity: NSW government’s six months of preschool funding

    The IEU, representing teachers in early childhood education throughout NSW and ACT, has been calling and lobbying intensively for specific funding and security for teachers and staff in preschools and early childhood centres in the past few months.

    09 Apr 2020
  • ACTU media release: Historic win for working people as $130 billion wage subsidy passes

    In a win for millions of workers the Morrison Government – which three weeks ago ruled out a wage subsidy of any kind – has committed to a $130 billion over six months wage subsidy program; JobKeeper.

    09 Apr 2020
  • Jobs saved - and now for lives

    Are all teachers’ jobs in the early childhood sector saved under the numerous changes that were announced last week? Or in the blitz of new announcements and funding of services, will some early childhood teachers and educators be out of a job by next week?

    06 Apr 2020
  • Early childhood education and care workers: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19

    Safe Work Australia has published new information and resources with advice on how to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in your workplace and help limit the spread.

    06 Apr 2020
  • Response to the federal government’s early childhood package

    News release: The IEU cautiously welcomes the federal government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief package, announced on Tuesday 2 April, which appears to embrace some of the sector’s concerns.

    02 Apr 2020
  • Ease the burden on early childhood education

    News release: The IEU calls on the federal and state governments to come up with a rescue package that is equitable to all employers in the early childhood education sector at its National Cabinet meeting on Friday 3 April.

    01 Apr 2020
  • COVID-19 action plan for early childhood services

    The IEU recommends that you check the following websites regularly. There is information and resources on dealing with Coronavirus in your service and it is updated regularly.

    31 Mar 2020