Registrations for the Far North Coast Conference are filling fast.

The annual Far North Coast  Regional Group Conference is on again at the stunning Peppers SALT resort, Kingscliff.

Master classes with Robyn Dolby and Jo Goodwin will be held on Friday 31st March.

Main Conference day is Saturday 1st April, 2017.

Reception by the Pool 5.30-8pm Friday 31st March.

Conference fees (GST inclusive) include registration, breakfast coffee/tea, morning tea, and buffet lunch

Full registration – Masterclass plus reception by the pool plus conference      $500   $400 (ECA member)

Masterclass plus reception by the pool                $250     $200 (ECA member)

Conference plus reception by the pool                $340       $272 (ECA member)

Conference only                                                             $290    $232 (ECA member)

Masterclass only –                                                           $200       $160 (ECA member)

Reception only (for guests or partners of conference attendees)    $65       $52 (ECA member)

To Book go to

Read  about the speakers and presentations herefnc-conf-brochure-2017

Position in NT available

A unique position in the Northern Territory is available.

The position is coordinated by CONTACT Inc.

Early Childhood Education Program Co-Ordinator

Location: Alice Springs, NT
 Are you looking to make your mark on a vital service?
 Dynamic leadership opportunity for a highly experienced Early Childhood Teacher!
 Fantastic salary package circa $100k including salary sacrifice, flights, initial accommodation & more!

 Either Full-time employment OR consideration of a negotiable Job Share arrangement over pre-defined scheduled blocks!

Contact has an opportunity for a highly experienced Early Childhood Professional to co-ordinate day-to-day service delivery of their Mobile Education Programs based in Alice Springs and servicing the Utopia Homelands regions.
If you love the sound of this opportunity but are not able to relocate to the Northern Territory on a full-time basis, Contact is offering the opportunity to enter into a negotiable job-share opportunity. This would see you sharing the role over pre-arranged blocks of time with another skilled contact employee.

For more information click on the link below.


Conversations Evening Thursday 2nd March, Blacktown. Teacher Accreditation – Where to now?

NSW ECA is holding a conversations evening at Blacktown 

Thursday 2nd March

Topic: Teacher Accreditation- Where to now?

Speaker: Merise Bickley, Head, Early Education / Standards, NSW Education Standards Authority ( NESA ) formally BOSTES.

Venue: Blacktown Council Civic Centre,

Nirimba room, 5th Floor, Campbell st. Blacktown

Cost: Free includes supper

RSVP essential: Monday 27th February, 2017. Click on link below to register. 

ECA NSW Conversations Blacktown 2nd March




World Forum in New Zealand.

The World Forum on Early Care and Education is in New Zealand this year. ECA members have the opportunity to join 800 early childhood professionals from over 80 nations for a life changing experience in Auckland. 

The theme of the event is Sustainability – sustaining childhoods, families, organizations, the planet, each other and ourselves!

ECA Members get a discount of $160 US. The ECA rate is $775. to access this discount click on the link below. This discount is only valid until March 31st. 

ECA Members World Forum discount

To find out more about the forum check out:




Far North Coast Regional Conference 31st March and Saturday 1st April.

The annual ECA NSW  Far North Coast regional branch conference for 2017 is  at SALT Peppers resort Kingscliff.
The conference dates are:

*         Friday 31st March for the Masterclasses and reception

*         Sat 1st April for the Conference proper.
Bookings are now open at

Master class will be on Friday 31st March. Robyn Dolby will speak on the circle of security and Jo Goodwin will speak on Cultural Competence.

Brochure for the conference is available here: fnc-conf-brochure-2017

For further information contact: Sheena Felton or Leo Prendergast 02 66866621

Mid North Coast presents Ethical leadership with Catherine Hydon

ECA NSW -MID NORTH COAST Presents Ethical Leadership and Ethics in Practice with Catharine Hydon

Port  Macquarie TAFE, Graduates restaurant. Widderson Street, Port Macquarie in Graduates Restaurant – C Block

Ethical Leadership Friday 17th February 1pm-6pm Ethical leadership is necessary to ensure Early Education and Care Services meet contemporary pedagogical practices and standards which are sensitive to the rights of young children, their families and the community. Come an experience an interactive session with Catharine Hydon focusing on how leaders in early education and care settings can understand and implement strategies which provide a structure for their team of educators to understand and actively work with the revised ECA Code of ethics.

Cost: $105 for ECA Members & $115 for non-members
To book Ethical Leadership with Catharine Hydon follow the link:

Ethics in Practice Saturday 18th February 9:30- 3:30pm As an early childhood professional it is essential for educators to understand their role and responsibilities in enacting ethical practice. Catharine Hydon will present an interactive and stimulating professional learning session which looks at the newly revised ECA code of ethics and assists educators to understand how this impacts directly on their pedagogy and practice. This is an essential workshop for all educators at all levels. Morning Tea and lunch will be provided. Please email any dietary requirements directly to the organiser.

Cost:$125 for ECA members & $135 for non-members
To book Ethics in Practice with Catharine Hydon follow the link: Further questions please contact:

Catharine Hydon

Save the Date – Far North Coast Conference 2017

Far North Coast Early Childhood Education (ECA) Conference 2017

Save the date!!

Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st 2017


Master Classes – Friday March 31st (9am – 4pm)

Jo Goodwin – Cultural Competence is the map to ethical communication – How well do you read and understand the map??

Robyn Dolby – Circle of Security and being with children’s feelings – a model for reflective practice.

Conference Sessions – Saturday April 1st (9am – 5pm)

Jo Goodwin – Cultural Competence

Robyn Dolby – Transitions

Alma Fleet – Planning and Programming

Criss Jones Diaz – Bilingualism and languages

Jodi Rodgers – Child Sexuality

Sue Farmer

Anna Duong – Literacy

Cate McQuillen – Dirt Girl

NSW Health

Sharee Bloomfield – Music

Kathy Duncum – Weaving


AND ‘Stories from the Field’ – Local educators from services in our region sharing some of their successes, challenges and changes. 

If you would like to present in one of these ‘Stories from the Field’ sessions please email for more information.

Bookings will be available mid January 2017 from the Far North Coast ECA Website or directly through the ‘try booking’ website.  Keep an eye out for more information.