24 JulEnding the year on a high – planning your Annual General Meeting (AGM) and successful handover to the new committee

Choose from  a selection of August and September ZOOM video conference sessions. Early Learning Association Australia in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education offer FREE training sessions specifically designed for employers (Committees of Management) and Managers from early childhood education and care services. The free session will cover running your Annual General Meeting (AGM) […]

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ELAA is seeking a full-time Workplace Relations Advisor

As part of the Members’ Solutions team, the Workplace Relations Advisor will provide exceptional service to ELAA members and other early childhood service providers through tailored Industrial Relations and Human Resources advice. This is a full-time role that provides practical IR and HR solutions to our members. CLICK HERE for position description and application details. Closing […]

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Updated agenda for online forum on Monday 27 July

Monday’s online forum will feature: an update from Susan McDonald (Vic DET)  including what happens when there is a positive case of COVID-19 in a kindergarten update from ELAA re Federal funding support (including recent JobKeeper announcements) information on new ELAA resources for service providers details on upcoming free ELAA run Governance training sessions (for […]

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Make sure you’re getting important DESE and Vic DET COVID-19 updates

Services are reminded that two of the best regular sources of information regarding funding and operational  matters during the COVID-19 pandemic are: The Early Childhood Education Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update produced by Vic DET. Great for updates re funding relief, health risk mitigation and operational matters relevant to Victorian ECEC providers – CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE The Australian […]

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Update to the Dealing with Infectious Diseases PolicyWorks template

The updated Dealing with Infectious Diseases PolicyWorks template is now available for members that have purchased PolicyWorks v3 2019. Extensive changes have been made throughout the template. Key areas include: new pandemic and epidemic related information, responsibilities and a new Attachment 5 updates to reflect changes to the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 update to the Serious incident […]

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02 OctHurry – last places for Victorian Early Years Policy Debate on 11 October

The Victorian Election is on November 24. Do you want to hear how our political leaders plan to support and develop early childhood education and care in Victoria? Are there questions you would like to ask them about things the affect your service or our sector? ***New Date – Debate rescheduled to 11 October ***

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29 AugVic Early Years Policy Debate postponed – new date to be advised

Please note: the Victorian Early Years Policy Debate scheduled for 28 August at the Northcote Town Hall has been postponed to a later date. This is due to unforeseen circumstances affecting two of the key presenters just prior to the event. ELAA, CCC, and ECA Vic apologise for any inconvenience caused. Places at the event […]

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14 SepThe Role of Technology in Childcare and Early Learning

Childcare operators and educators can no longer afford to ignore the benefits of technology in early learning. Not only do the traditional methods of teaching and administration waste time and money, but quality of care is sacrificed and opportunities are lost when the focus is on paperwork, and not the primary role of education. Technology use […]

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24 JanWearing Hats and Herding Cats: Chapter 5

The Confessions of a Kindergarten President Chapter 5: Yellow Hat Two days later the phone rings.  It’s Mia’s mum. “How about that catch up to do a handover?” Already, she sure was serious about hand balling. “Yeah, why not?”, you say. Mia’s mum: “Do you know Cafe latte? It’s just a few doors down from kinder.  We all […]

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28 NovTwo Years are Better than One

It is time for Australia to give all children the opportunity to attend two years of preschool. Every child in Australia deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. High-quality preschool programs are a proven strategy for lifting outcomes for all children, and evidence shows that two years of preschool has more impact than one, especially […]

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