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
Women comprise more than 76% of IEU membership and more than 70% of workers in the health and care sectors globally. This is an article from the latest edition of Newsmonth, making its way to members now, and available for immediate reading online.04 May 2020
The IEU know that that early childhood teachers ensure their services are highly organised in areas of care and education and health and safety, but with the emergence of Covid-19 we are seeing teachers introducing new ways of doing things.01 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a range of privacy challenges at work. Health information about a worker can be particularly sensitive and must be handled appropriately by employers. However, privacy laws do not prohibit the collection, use and disclosure of health information to the extent that it is necessary to prevent and manage COVID-19 risks at work.30 Apr 2020
COVID–19 is a health and safety risk. Employers have obligations to ensure the health and safety of workers and others. They must have a plan on what will be done to protect and support workers, and health and safety representatives (HSRs) must be consulted on this plan.30 Apr 2020
Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning Jodie Harrison is calling for immediate and clear protocols for infection controls in early childhood learning centres, with today's announcement of a four-year-old having COVID-19 making the issue even more critical.29 Apr 2020