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

ECA National Conference Six Scholarships available for NSW educators

 The NSW branch of Early Childhood Australia is donating six scholarships to eligible people working in the Early Childhood Field.


The scholarships are for full registrations plus part payment of accommodation and travel.

There are 6 scholarships available.

1 Educator from a Regional or Remote  location

1 Educator with  CERT III (Early Childhood)

1 Educator with Diploma qualification (Early Childhood)

1  teacher with Bachelor of Education (EC)

2 Educators from an Indigenous background


However you had better be quick applications close Thursday 17th May at 9am.

Application for scholarships to attend the ECA conference in Sydney 2018

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ECA NSW May Newsletter

Good Morning Members,

Below is the latest newsletter for ECA NSW.

Read the newsletter to find out more about:

  • Far North Coast Conference
  • ECA NSW AGM – 17th
  • Six scholarships available for National Conference.
  • Mid North Coast Symposium
  • NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships
  • Hunter region Trivia Night on EC.

A new regional group is about to start in Penrith. Please contact the ECA NSW office if this would be of interest to you.

ECA NSW Newsletter May 2018


NSW Executive

Mobile: 0429 779 039

ECA NSW AGM _ Guest Speaker – Megan Mitchell – 17th May.

It is with great pleasure we announce that

Megan Mitchell,

National Children’s Commissioner

Is our guest speaker for the ECA NSW AGM

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To be held on Thursday 17th May


Club York.

95-99 York St, Sydney.

Light supper will be served from 6pm.

RSVP  Attendance is free.


People wishing to nominate for a position on the executive committee must complete a nomination form. Contact

Reconciliation Symposium- Freemantle 11-12 May – Travel Subsidies now available.

Travel subsidies now available. Click on the hyperlink for more information. A terrific opportunity for NSW Early Childhood Professionals.

ECA Reconciliation Symposium

As part of ECA’s commitment to acknowledging reconbeciliation in the early years, ECA hosts an annual national Reconciliation Symposium. The first symposium was held in Adelaide in 2015 followed by Sydney in 2016 and the Gold Coast in 2017.

The 2018 Reconciliation Symposium will be held  at The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 11–12 May. Registrations are now open, click here for more information. The Reconciliation Symposium explores the nature of reconciliation within the sector and brings the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight to work towards a better future for all Australians.