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Early Childhood - COVID-19

News for Early Childhood Members

  • 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
  • Robin's place

    Early childhood teacher Robin Hurst is such an icon at Bathurst SDN they’ve named a room after her.

    4 May 2021
  • Pay rises for early childhood teachers

    The Fair Work Commission handed down a decision today supporting pay rises of up to 10% for early childhood teachers, in response to a claim by the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA).

    19 Apr 2021
  • Good news from Goodstart

    Goodstart confirms Proficient Teachers are not expected to provide additional documentation to maintain their accreditation.

    8 Mar 2021
  • Many voices, one message: let’s shift the policy on early childhood education

    The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch has joined forces with a dynamic new campaign Thrive by Five, calling for a major overhaul of early childhood education. Thrive by Five is led by former SA Premier Jay Weatherill and Nicola Forrest, Co-founder of the Minderoo Foundation, a philanthropic organisation of which Thrive by Five is a key initiative.

    16 Feb 2021