ECA NSW AGM Tomorrow 16th May


The AGM will be held tomorrow Thursday 16th May,  at Club York, 95-99 York St, Sydney 6 for 6.30pm start.

Guest speaker; Roseanne Pugh, Recipient; NSW Premier’s Early Childhood Teacher’s award, 2017.


Attached is the agenda and the 2018 minutes for the ECA NSW AGM.

RSVPs to appreciated.

ECA NSW AGM Thursday 16th May, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of

Early Childhood Australia, NSW Branch

will be held on Thursday 16th May,

Club York, 95 York St, Sydney

Guest Speaker: Roseanne Pugh. Winner of the Premier Early Childhood Education Scholarship.

Her research topic:

The Intersection between Early Childhood Education for sustainability and Reconciliation. A comparative study of complementary initiatives.


The meeting will commence at 6.30pm. Networking and nibbles will be available from 6pm.
Nomination and proxy voting forms  for executive positions are attached, AGM Nomination – Proxy Forms 2019
RSVP required for catering:

Code of Ethics workshop in 2019

Early Childhood Australia is pleased to present the Ethics in Action Workshop, Engaging with the ECA Code of Ethics.

This series of five (5) half-day workshops will be held across regional New South Wales and facilitated by Catharine Hydon, co-author of ECA Code of Ethics and Ethics in Action: A practical guide to implementing the ECA Code of Ethics.


About the workshops

Informed by ECA’s Code of Ethics and referencing ECA’s recent publication, Ethics in Action: A practical guide to implementing the ECA Code of Ethicsthese workshops will explore the ethical dimensions of our work and strengthen our capacity to make more effective and respectful decisions. Using the guide to support our professional thinking, participants will be invited to practice the art of ethical decision-making, and work together to reinforce approaches that enhance the rights and wellbeing of children, families, our colleagues and the community.

The workshops are suitable for anyone working with young children (aged birth to eight) and their families, including:

  • service leaders, educational leaders, teachers and educators working in centre-based early learning services, such as long day care and outside school hours care
  • teachers and educational support staff working in preschool/kindergarten settings
  • family day care educators
  • professionals employed in family support services, maternal and child health or supported playgroup programs
  • teachers working in the early years of primary school education.



Category Rate
ECA members and non-members $148.50 (inc. GST)
Two Ticket Promotion $269.00 (inc. GST)

Two (2) Ticket Promotion  is a limited exclusive telephone promotion: Call ECA customer service on 02 6242 1800 to purchase, offer expires 15 February 2019 

Participants attending the workshops will receive a copy of the ECA Ethics in Action: A practical guide to implementing the ECA Code of Ethics (normally priced at $84.95) and the opportunity to purchase additional copies, as well as other resources such as the Code of Ethics A1 poster and the Box of Provocations at the event.

Please note:

All registration fees are inclusive of GST.

Dates and locations

Each workshop will start at 9.00 am and conclude at 1.30 pm, with morning tea, light lunch and coffee provided.

* Single delegate price $148.50 (inc GST)

* * Two ticket promotion $269.00 (inc GST) (Limited offer, expires 15 February 2019, please call our customer service team 02 6242 1800)

Port Macquarie COE workshop 21st February, 2019

Register Location Date
Register Now Port Macquarie Thursday 21 February
Register Now Central Coast Friday 8 March
Register Now Dubbo Thursday 28 march
Register Now Tamworth Thursday 4 July
Register Now Merimbula Thursday 24 October

CCSA Rural and Remote Forum

The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum 2019, 28th Feb to 1st March,  will provide an opportunity for early childhood education and care services operating in rural and remote areas to have a voice. Early childhood services in rural and remote areas are critical to their communities, and it is vital that the programmes offered are fit for purpose and reflect the needs and expectations of those communities.

The forum will bring together all early childhood service types to hear from sector experts and leading academics about the latest research into early childhood education in a rural and remote setting.

There will also be a networking opportunity at an open forum to share experiences, knowledge and approaches to providing early education in rural and remote locations. Over two days including a gala dinner event with Speaker Mem Fox (Author) and private twilight tour of the Dubbo Zoo.

We encourage any early childhood services and others who operate in a rural or remote part of Australia; including Centre Directors, Managers, Committee Members, and Approved Providers to attend the forum.

Tickets and further information can be found online at:

The CCSA Forum is supported by industry leaders; ECA, SNAICC, Royal Far West and Early Start: University of Wollongong.  The Rural and Remote Forum is sponsored by NSW Government.

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NSW Children’s Services Political forum

Great News! 

The NSW Children’s Services Forum have joined together to have a political forum prior to the 23rd March election.

The forum will be held at Doltone House, Hyde Park, 181 Elizabeth St, Sydney, Monday 11th February. 6 pm to 8.30 pm.

Minister of Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell and Shadow Minister of Early Childhood, Kate Washington, will be in attendance. A greens representative has been invited however this has not yet been confirmed.

The event is free. Canapes and refreshments will be available on arrival.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes.


Hunter Event – Well being workshop

Come Along and Hear about Educator Wellbeing

This is being run by the Be You team 

Explore strategies for self-care and support colleagues in the workplace, including:

  • the importance of educator self care
  • the benefits for children when educator well being is supported
  • ways of supporting educator well being in an early childhood setting

Tuesday 4th December @ Charlestown Bowling Club

Cost ECA members: free. Non Members: $10 Students: $5

RSVP: *we have a little pamper gift for everyone attending