Early Childhood Australia NSW is a volunteer run organisation promoting the voice for young children and supporting professionals working in the field of early childhood education. Members of the Executive come from different organisation representing community based, private centres, family day care, outside school hours care services, training organisations, consultants and universities.
To view the ECA NSW blog with our recent news and activities click here.
|Natalie Grenfell||Vice President||Natalie.Grenfell@bigpond.com|
|Susanne Stuart- Watt||Executiveemail@example.com|
|Linda Windley||Illawarra/South Coastfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tracey Dooner||New England||Tracey.Dooner@det.nsw.edu.au|
|Janette Leonard||Far North Coastemail@example.com|
|Rebecca Minter||Mid North Coast||director@
|ECA NSW Office||Manager||Office@nsw.earlychildhood.org.au|
2016 NSW Branch Dates
|Date||ECA Conversations||Face to Face||Teleconference|
|Friday 7th October||Teleconference|
|Thursday 3rd November||TBA|
|Friday 4th November||Gowrie/ Christmas lunch|
|Friday 2nd December||Teleconference|
Members are welcome to attend issues nights. If you would like anything raised at the monthly meetings, contact an ECA executive or regional member.
Committees with Branch Representation
The NSW Branch is involved in many committees and activities to achieve quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years. This includes:
- Professional Experience Council
- NSW State Reference Group as part of the National Quality Reform Agenda
- Department of Education and Training Early Childhood Reference Group
- NSW Preschool Growth Program Reference Group
- TAFE Industry Reference Group
- Standards Australia
- NSW Quality Framework Reference Group
- ITAB NSW Reference Group
- ARACY NSW
- NSW Childcare Industry Liaison Forum
- NSW Children’s Services Forum
Reflections on the code of ethics
This end of year ECA gathering will focus on the newly released version of the ECA’s Code of Ethics with guest speakers Carol Burgess (NSW President of NSW ECA & ECA – COE Review Writing Team member) and Dr Linda Newman
Guest Speakers Bio:
Carol Burgess – Carol is the Course Director for the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five), the Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five) and the Associate Degree Early Childhood (Birth to Five). Carol’s papers and presentations have included areas on practice-based learning, fieldwork education, educational interactions and curricula, team-based leadership and exploring relationships between quality leadership activities and outcomes for professional development for early childhood teachers. Carol was part of the writing team for the ECA Code of Ethics.
Dr Linda Newman – Linda’s doctoral studies into professional ethics led to the development of the widely used Ethical Response Cycle [available in Newman & Pollnitz (2005). Working with Children and Families: Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues].
Thursday 10th November
6.00 – 8.30pm
Maitland Gaol – the Chapel
6-18 John Street, East Maitland
Light meal and drinks provided.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Accreditation NSW
Below is a video of the informative talk NSW ECA members had with Judith Page on the issues night.
The video is half an hour with Judith giving an overview of the process. Following her talk are questions asked by members.
All teachers in NSW will have to be accredited to be able to teacher from 2016.
Far North Coast Conference Presentation
ECA’s Far North Coast branch held a conference on the 18th and 19th of March. Download a presentation on Developmental Delay here.
Professional Experience Council
Members of The Early Childhood Professional Experience Council (New South Wales) view professional experience as an integral component of coherent early childhood professional preparation programs. Members are representatives from universities, Department of Education and Communities (including TAFE New South Wales), employing bodies, RTO’s and relevant organisations who are involved in planning and supporting early childhood professional preparation undertaken by students. The PEC works in association with ECA New South Wales Branch for the benefit of all stakeholders in early childhood education. The purpose of the PEC is to bring together members who contribute to discussion about early childhood professional experience from diverse perspectives, and who work in collaboration to generate shared understandings and take appropriate action for the benefit of all those involved in early childhood professional experience.
- April – May 2015
- February 2015
- June – July 2015
- August – September 2015
- October – December 2015
- January – February 2016
- March – April 2016
- August – September 2016
Please find attached below a series of ECA NSW policies that you can download.
- Representing ECA NSW
- Retention of Records
- Financial Accountability
- Annual General Meeting
- Auspiced Groups
- Executive Roles
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Scholarship Policy
- Travel and Reimbursement Policy