The IEU represents university educated teachers employed in child early education and 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, Goodstart and Uniting Early Learning to name just 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 of early childhood trained organisers.
You can contact our dedicated team of early childhood organisers anytime. However, we have dedicated ECEC duty officers available at the following times:
- Tuesday 9am-12pm: Tina Smith
- Wednesday 3pm-5pm: Kate Damo
- Friday 12pm-3pm: Lisa James
Early Childhood Teacher magazine: Bedrock IEUA NSW/ACT Early Childhood Teachers Community Group: Facebook
Members of ECEC Council are elected by Early Childhood members in various geographical regions in NSW and the ACT. They are employed in a variety of early education and care settings. The ECEC Council has an advisory role to the Union, Executive and officers.
Current Members of the Council are:
Michelle Thompson (ECS Vice President)
Natalie Leeson - Sydney metropolitan area
Amy Martin - Sydney metropolitan area
Melinda Gambley – Northern Rivers
Jane Courtney - South Coast
Phillipa Maher – Mid North coast
If you are interested in representing your area please contact the IEU.
Join the IEUA NSW/ACT Early Childhood Teachers Community Group on Facebook.
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Union seeks clarity: NSW government’s six months of preschool funding
The IEU, representing teachers in early childhood education throughout NSW and ACT, has been calling and lobbying intensively for specific funding and security for teachers and staff in preschools and early childhood centres in the past few months.09 Apr 2020
ACTU media release: Historic win for working people as $130 billion wage subsidy passes
In a win for millions of workers the Morrison Government – which three weeks ago ruled out a wage subsidy of any kind – has committed to a $130 billion over six months wage subsidy program; JobKeeper.09 Apr 2020
Jobs saved - and now for lives
Are all teachers’ jobs in the early childhood sector saved under the numerous changes that were announced last week? Or in the blitz of new announcements and funding of services, will some early childhood teachers and educators be out of a job by next week?06 Apr 2020
Early childhood education and care workers: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19
Safe Work Australia has published new information and resources with advice on how to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in your workplace and help limit the spread.06 Apr 2020
Response to the federal government’s early childhood package
News release: The IEU cautiously welcomes the federal government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief package, announced on Tuesday 2 April, which appears to embrace some of the sector’s concerns.02 Apr 2020
Ease the burden on early childhood education
News release: The IEU calls on the federal and state governments to come up with a rescue package that is equitable to all employers in the early childhood education sector at its National Cabinet meeting on Friday 3 April.01 Apr 2020
COVID-19 action plan for early childhood services
The IEU recommends that you check the following websites regularly. There is information and resources on dealing with Coronavirus in your service and it is updated regularly.31 Mar 2020
Australian Early Childhood employees need government support now
The team at the Early Childhood Educator’s Well-being Project have written a letter to the State and Federal ministers and Shadow Ministers responsible for Early Childhood – urging governments to provide support for staff in early childhood centres.30 Mar 2020
NSW Working With Children Check clearances extended in response to COVID-19
The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian has extended all WWCC clearances that were due to expire from 26 March 2020 to 26 September 2020 for a further six months.30 Mar 2020
State and territory governments given permission to act on school closures
In a press conference today, 27 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that each of the states and territories will be granted license to pursue their own arrangements directly with schools, between now and the end of term.27 Mar 2020