ELAA welcomes the opportunity to make this submission on behalf of our members to inform the development of a Victorian Early Childhood Workforce Strategy. (more…)
ELAA has joined with Community Child Care (CCC) and Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) to jointly advocate for urgent measures to stem workforce shortages, as well as medium- and longer-term measures to attract, develop and retain the early childhood workforce. (more…)
On behalf of our members ELAA has made a submission for the consideration of the Andrews Government in the formulation of its budget for 2021-2022. The submission goes to the ways better outcomes for all children can be achieved through: (more…)
ELAA has made a submission regarding a Department of Education and Skills and Employment consultation about streamlining of approval processes of CCS providers. ELAA supports the streamlining of administrative processes to become an approved provider under Family Assistance Law and National Law as described under Option 2 of the Regulatory Impact Assessment. The submission expressed concern about the potential additional administrative burden (more…)
This submission is supplementary to ELAA’s Pre-budget Submission to the Victorian Government 2020-2021 and takes account of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the early childhood sector and our members. It provides advice to the Victorian State Government on its delayed State Budget for 2020-2021. As Victoria prepares for COVID Normal, ELAA is advocating for: (more…)
ELAA, together with Community Child Care, has made a joint submission on the Exposure Draft Regulations of the Long Service Benefits Portability Scheme which are due to come into effect from November 2020. (more…)
Parliamentary Inquiry into the Early Childhood Engagement of CALD Communities – supplementary submission
ELAA has provided a supplementary submission ELAA CALD Inquiry Supplementary COVID-19 Submission v1 Jun 2020 to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into early childhood engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. (more…)
ELAA’s submission to the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Federal Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response outlines the challenges in the implementation of the ECEC Relief Package. The submission outlines changes to the Child Care Subsidy system needed to ensure fair and stable services to all children and families as we begin to transition to the next phase of the pandemic.
ELAA’s submission to the one-month review of the ECEC Relief Package highlights the uncertainties of its benefits until the outcomes of JobKeeper applications and Exceptional Circumstances applications are known. In preparing for the future beyond 1 July, 2020 – when the current ECEC Relief funding is expected to expire – a revised more flexible funding model is needed including the removal of the activity test and more support for families and children who are disadvantaged.