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Early Childhood - COVID-19

News for Early Childhood Members

  • Media Release: Big tick for pre-kindergarten plan but it needs properly paid teachers to succeed

    The Perrottet Government’s plan to offer an additional year of school pre-kindergarten by 2030 is welcome, but to be effective it must be delivered by highly qualified and appropriately paid early childhood teachers.

    16 Jun 2022
  • What the NSW Public Health Order means for you

    The Public Health order states that from Monday, 8 November, an employee in NSW may not work at an early childhood education and care centre (ECEC) unless the employee has had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or has been issued with a medical contraindication certificate.

    1 Oct 2021
  • Celebrate early childhood teachers and educators

    On Early Childhood Educators’ Day 2021, we offer a heartfelt thank you for the teachers and educators working in early childhood settings. Thank you for the vitally important role you play in the lives of children and their families.

    1 Sep 2021
  • Approved Learning Frameworks: time to have your say

    The Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has engaged Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University to conduct the 2021 National Quality Framework Approved Learning Frameworks Update project. This is your opportunity as practitioners to have your say.

    25 Aug 2021
  • IEU Early Childhood Conference cancelled

    It is with a heavy heart that the annual IEU Early Childhood Conference must be cancelled. Another casualty of the pandemic from the insidious virus, COVID-19.

    14 Jul 2021
  • Budget reply: Early childhood funding misses the mark

    The federal government’s $1.6 billion funding commitment for early childhood education over the next four years is a start, but more is required to secure the future of the sector.

    18 May 2021
  • Final hearing dates set for early childhood teachers’ pay claim

    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has set aside three days in August to conduct a final hearing of our union’s years-long campaign for substantial salary increases for early childhood teachers.

    14 May 2021
  • Have your say

    Are you interested in becoming more active in the IEU? The IEU is calling for nominations for the Early Childhood Services (ECS) Council from early childhood members.

    4 May 2021
  • Maintain your accrediation

    Everything you need to know to keep your accreditation up to date.

    4 May 2021
  • Early Childhood Conference

    The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch annual early childhood conference We are all in this together: Support, Resilience, Recognition will take place on 7 August.

    4 May 2021