IEU the union for early childhood teachers

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Early Childhood Education Teachers

The IEU represents university-educated early childhood teachers and directors employed in early education and care services in NSW and the ACT, including preschools, long day care centres and early intervention services. 

We have been successful in gaining improvements in pay and conditions primarily for teachers in community-based centres. Further, we have negotiated many agreements for members employed in stand-alone services and other larger organisations, such as KU Children’s Services, Goodstart and Uniting Early Learning, to name a few.

We have a dedicated Facebook Group and publish ‘Bedrock‘, a joint ECEC publication of the IEUA.

Contact Us

If you would like your organiser to visit your centre, or you would like to speak to one of our early childhood trained organisers, call or email us anytime – (02) 8202 8900, 

Our dedicated ECEC duty officers are available at the following times:

Tuesday 9am-12pmWednesday 3pm-5pmFriday 12pm-3pm
Kate DamoTina SmithLisa James

ECEC Council

Members of ECEC Council are elected by Early Childhood members in various geographical regions in NSW/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.

Council Members

  • 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

Contact the IEU if you are interested in representing your area –

Recent ECEC News

Read more news here.