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 organisations representing community-based, private services, 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.

Committee Executive


Position Name
President Carol Burgess
Vice President Natalie Grenfell
Secretariat Julia Ham
Treasurer Kelly Tribolet
Executive Chris Legg
Executive Rebecca Lester
Executive Merise Bickley
Executive Blake Steward
Executive/Central Coast Selma Wastell
Executive/Riverina Tracey Snow
Executive Daniel Freeman
Executive Anita Jovanovski
Executive Rachael Sydir

Regional Representatives

Position Name
Hunter Lyn Connors
Illawarra/South Coast Melissa Wicks
New England Tracey Dooner
Riverina Tracey Snow
Far North Coast Lauren Maguire
Western Region Katherine Wilson
Central Coast Selma Wastell
Cumberland District Laura Sportelli


Central Coast Event:

‘A Day in the Life of an Educational Leader’
3 different educational leaders present a forum with a discussion on the role.

Date: Thursday, April 4th 2024
Time: 6:00 pm—7.30 pm
Location: Indigo Early Learning Centre Forresters Beach

Far North Coast Event:

View the event flyer [PDF Format]
ECA Far North Coast Masterclass flyer

Committees with Representation

The NSW Committee 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:

  • TAFE Industry Reference Group
  • 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


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e: office@nsw.earlychildhood.org.au

p: 0429 779 039