13 AugELAA CEO update 13 August 2021

Posted on 13 Aug 2021

Dear Members and friends

It’s great to be back feeling re-charged after a good break. There were some important milestones reached during my absence, the most significant of which was the approval of the VECTEA 2020 by the Fair Work Commission during July. I want to acknowledge the efforts of the team at ELAA and all other key stakeholders for their commitment during the renegotiation, voting, and ratification phases and now, as they assist signatory services with the implementation of the Agreement. If you need assistance with implementing the VECTEA 2020 at your service be sure to check our VECTEA implementation resources page first and then, if you need further assistance, call ELAA on 03 9489 3500 or email our Member Solutions team at membersolutions@elaa.org.au .

We also concluded the annual ELAA membership renewal campaign during July and I thank all those members who have renewed their memberships and continue to receive the personalised support that ELAA is known for throughout our sector. If you are still to renew your membership it’s never too late – just call our Membership Growth Specialist, Tessa Cerreto, on 03 9411 4120 or email tcerreto@elaa.org.au .

Also, a quick congratulations to the Victorian Minister for Early Childhood – Ingrid Stitt, the Department of Education and Training, and sector experts on the delivery of Tuesday’s Victorian 2021 Education State Forum. This event provided the opportunity for the sector to discuss key issues in Early Childhood Education and Care, including workforce attraction and retention and the three-year-old kinder rollout.

Finally, my thoughts and best wishes to all our member service providers and their staff as we all navigate our way through another COVID-19 lockdown. Please be sure to keep wellbeing top of mind and don’t hesitate to utilise the wellbeing supports available to our sector including the Mental health resources – coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage and the Mental health and wellbeing in early childhood webpage.

Take care

David Worland


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