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

  • Free PD for casual members

    The IEU has an exclusive offer of free online professional development (PD) with TLN for all early childhood members, including casuals.

    04 Mar 2017
  • Childcare for farmers

    What will it take to get childcare for rural and remote areas on the government’s agenda?

    04 Mar 2017
  • Exclusive member benefit

    Free professional development for IEU early childhood members will allow you to stay on top of current issues in early years education, both with your professional learning and with maintaining your teacher accreditation.

    04 Mar 2017
  • The IEU endorses a 'Yes' vote for the Sydney archdiocese principals' enterprise agreement

    On March 3, NSW/ACT IEU Branch Secretary John Quessy wrote a letter to all principals detailing how the Union had reached agreement on the PRINCIPALS (ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY) ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2017-2019 EA.

    04 Mar 2017
  • Dioceses in denial: industrial action possible

    Members will recall the current enterprise agreement (EA) for teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools expired at the end of 2016.

    01 Mar 2017