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@
|Selma Wastell||Central Coastfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ECA NSW Office||Manager||Office@nsw.earlychildhood.org.au|
p: 0429 779 039
2016 NSW Branch Dates
|Date||ECA Conversations||Face to Face||Teleconference|
|Thursday 3 August||University of Wollongong, Early Start Discovery Centre|
|Thursday 2 November||Randwick TAFE|
Members are welcome to attend our Conversations 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
- TAFE Industry Reference Group
- ARACY NSW
- NESA Curriculum committee
- NSW Children’s Services Forum
- ECE advisory group
- NESA Teacher Accreditation
- Community Services and Health ITAB—Children’s Services forum
- Transition to school committee
- NESA Creative Arts Board Curriculum
The next Conversations Evening is to be held in Wollongong Thursday 3 August 2017.
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.
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