ECA NSW Conversations in Wollongong. Thursday 3rd August, 2017

Conversations Evening

ECA NSW Executive in Wollongong.

Panel discussions on topical issues in ECEC today

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

  Thursday 3rd August, 2017

 Where: University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Early Start Discovery Centre

Supper provided

 Additional tour

The University of Wollongong has kindly supported the event.  Tour of Early Start Discovery Space

Start time: 5pm. Tour to take 45-60 minutes followed by supper before ECA NSW Conversations evening.

Cost $15 per head. ECA NSW Members $10

RSVP essential. Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

Eventbrite link:     ECA NSW Conversations Evening 3rd August, 17

Everyone Benefits Parent surveys.

Dear ECA Members and Friends,

The Everyone Benefits campaign have put together a parent survey.

It would be useful if we can get thousands of parents with children in all types of ECEC services to participate.

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Read the letter attached for more information to give to parents: Every One ECA NSW – Early Learning Everyone Benefits PARENTS SURVEY COPY

or if you have a young child. Take the survey now: Everyone Benefits Parent Survey

ECA North Coast Annual Meeting Dinner

2017 Annual Meeting Dinner

You are invited to ECA (NSW) Far North Coast regional groups Annual meeting.

Tuesday 12th June, 2017, 6pm

Where-Bangalow Bowling and Sports club.

RSVP- before Friday 9th June.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the restaurant and bar facilities.


The ECA (NSW) Far North Coast regional group is an Early Childhood advocacy group that works alongside ECA NSW and ECA National to advocate for the rights of young children and their families.

This group of volunteers meets monthly to discuss local issues, organise professional development networking nights and organises an Annual conference that attracts around 300 people.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of then please come along and meet like-minded professionals in the Early Childhood Sector.

Nominations open for:

Chair of regional group.

Regional correspondent

Regional Representative.


*The North Coast Regional Group ECA activities are co-ordinated and run by a group of volunteer Early Childhood Professionals who donate their time and effort to ensure opportunities for professional enrichment are made available to Early Childhood Educators and Practitioners within the Far North Coast region. 

Central Coast Region & Kooloora Preschool – Indigenous Inclusion

Early Childhood Australia Central Coast region and Kooloora Preschool

are pleased to present:

Indigenous Inclusion

Let’s get Local 

Monday 29th May


Venue: Kooloora Preschool

Access via Kooloora Rd, Toukley

Afternoon will include: 

A Kinship Game
• Practical ways to embed an early years local Aboriginal Perspective
• Collaborative Partnerships
(Quality area 6)
• A Tour of the Preschool, Bush Tucker Tasting & Light Refreshments


Brianna Thomas – Preschool Teacher

Kara Walker – Aboriginal Ed Officer

Trudy Smith – Learning Support Officer

Email your intention to attend to:

See flyer for more details : Central Coast Region May – Indigenous Inclusion

$5 participation. Free for ECA members on presentation of card.


Early Childhood Education Directorate May Consultation Sessions

The Department of Education is holding a series of information and consultation sessions on early childhood education across NSW.

At each session participants will be encouraged to join the conversation, ask questions and provide input on some key initiatives,


*   the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy

*   full implementation of Start Strong for community preschools

and long day care services

*   changes to the National Law and regulations

*   update on the Assessment and Rating process.

You are invited to come along to hear more about these topics and also share your views and ideas. The sessions will be held on the following dates at the locations listed:

9 May – Sydney CBD

Sydney Masonic Centre Goulburn St

11 May – Armidale

Armidale City Bowling Club

12 May – Ballina

Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort

16 May – Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga RSL Club

17 May – Maitland

Mercure Maitland Monte Pio

18 May – Blacktown

Blacktown RSL Club

19 May – Castle Hill

Castle Hill RSL Club

22 May – Bankstown

Bankstown Sports Club

24 May – Nowra

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

26 May – Dubbo

Dubbo RSL Club Resort


To confirm your attendance at one of the sessions, please reserve your place by registering through the  Eventbrite page<>.


Venue capacity is limited, so RSVP is essential.


If you have any queries, please contact the engagement team at or on 02 9266 8034.