Supporting the independent education community

Early childhood

Early 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. 

ECS Council



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

  • May Day 2019 rally

    Unions NSW is throwing a May Day family fun day and rally in Sydney on 5 May to celebrate the victories and achievements of the NSW Unions movement. IEU members, friends and family are encouraged to attend.

    29 Apr 2019
  • Inaugural worldwide Education Support Staff Day

    They are a core part of the education system and essential to the union movement, yet Education Support Staff are often ignored and undervalued.

    29 Apr 2019
  • ME launches new member benefits campaign

    ME’s member benefits program offers eligible fund and union members special rates on ME’s retail banking products.

    18 Apr 2019
  • Why we march on May Day

    Eight hours of work, eight hours of rest and eight hours of play.

    17 Apr 2019
  • Have your Working With Children Check details with you on the go

    Service NSW and the Office of the Children’s Guardian are trialling a project to allow a secure and convenient way for you to view your Working With Children Check clearance number on a digital card in the Service NSW app.

    16 Apr 2019