In this paper – prepared by Community Early Learning Australia (CELA), Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) and Community Child Care Association (CCC) – we examine current workforce pressures, their impact on education and care services and possible ways forward.
In the context of the release of the ACECQA workforce strategy and a focus on workforce in many states, we propose a range of measures to support our sector to attract, develop and retain our vital workforce.
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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.