Supporting the independent education community

Early childhood teachers

Information for ECTS is changing rapidly and the IEU will update as we can.

At this stage both early education and care centres and community based
preschools will remain open.

Financial Support for State Funded services

There is an emergency meeting of the NSW Department of Education ECEC Advisotry Committee this morning. More information available after this meeting.

Preschools should be eligible for assistance under the Boosting Cash Flow for Businesses measures announced here. No further detail available as yet.

Financial Support for services in receipt of CSS

Legislation to go through Parliament today to allow services to continue receiving CCS if closed and to allow families more allowable absences. Read more here. More information available after passage of legislation.

Services may be eligible for assistance under the Boosting Cash Flow for Businesses measures announced here.

Services can apply for funding under the Community Child Care Fund to cover reduced attendances, withdrawals etc. The IEU recommends services prioritise getting these applications in. You can apply for up to $10,000 without a budget or up to $50,000 with one. The application form is here. All services are considered disadvantaged or vulnerable because of COVID-19.

Please be assured that the IEU is advocating that all funding provided to services must first go to paying employees.

We will update this information as more information becomes available.