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
Early childhood members benefit greatly from IEU membership through access to professional development courses through the Teachers Learning Network (TLN). Many of these courses are NESA registered and will count towards the maintenance of your teacher accreditation and provide opportunities to stay on top of current issues in early years education.12 Jul 2017
Teachers working in the early childhood sector are continuing their fight for equal remuneration with male professionals in other industries.07 Jul 2017
Malek Fahd Islamic school can continue to function on a temporary basis after an appeal lodged in the Federal Court by the school's new board on 6 July was successful. The court ordered the Government pay the school money owed and to continue monthly funding payments.07 Jul 2017
Teachers who are on Step 12 in 2017 are eligible to apply for the Experienced Teacher classification in 2018 under the newly adopted Hybrid model.28 Jun 2017
Sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank, the free Steps to Success seminar on 7 July offers all teaching students or recent graduates tips and advice on how to get a job and how to make the most of your first job, as well as managing money and dealing with the accreditation process.22 Jun 2017