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.






Mid North Coast Symposium

ECA NSW Mid-North Coast Regional Group Invites you to our Regional Symposium: Celebrate, Collaborate, Innovate

Saturday 24th March 2018, Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey

Guest speakers Nikki Buchan and Thea O’Connor will ignite your curiosity as we celebrate early childhood education across the mid-north coast. There will be plenty of opportunities to collaborate with peers.

Program                                                                                                         8:30am Registration                                                                                        9:00am Welcome and acknowledgement of country

9:30am Nikki Buchan keynote and panel discussion will focus on innovative ways to create environments that foster resilience and well-being of children. Our panel will consist of early childhood professionals sharing their stories from working in the field.

Niki Buchan

11:00am Morning Tea

11:30am & 12:10pm Breakout sessions carried out in the middle of the day will focus on several roundtable conversations addressing different topics which challenge early education professionals. The aim of these is to create dynamic dialogue and establish a network for ongoing support and critical reflection between interested ECEC professionals.

  • Being a pedagogical leader: Navigating the challenges
  • Transition to School: Working in collaboration
  • Managing work /study Balance
  • Fostering Inclusion through Deep and Authentic connection
  • Supporting secure Attachment Relationships
  • Leadership: The challenges of leading a team
  • Building authentic Relationships with Families.

1:30 Thea O’Connor keynote and her interactive session will foster understandings of work place well-being and personal performance.

3:30pm Symposium Close.

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