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
Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the IEU Executive has made the decision to cancel the early childhood conference this year. Content will be reconfigured to suit online PD sessions, which will be made available closer to the date.15 May 2020
Unions NSW, working with the NSW Opposition and Cross Benchers, achieved the following changes to the Government’s COVID-19 Legislative Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill (No 2) 2020:15 May 2020
The New South Wales Council of Deans of Education and NESA have developed a new flexible framework for professional experience placements during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.13 May 2020
The IEU urges you to celebrate World Support Staff Day on 16 May. As an initiative of Education International, the global organisation of education unions, it offers us all an opportunity to pay tribute to those who play a most vital role in education.13 May 2020
The IEU has provided an updated guidance for early childhood teacher members, navigating COVID-19 in13 May 2020