ELAAvate & e-News

Every week during Victorian school terms ‘ELAAvate’* brings you all the latest news from the early learning sector plus updates from ELAA on our events, policy, and practice resources. There’s also special editions for major events and campaigns.

*’ELAAvate’ replaced eNews on a weekly basis from 3 March 2022

Aug

11

ELAAvate 11 August 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Free kinder – ELAA is here to help
  • Advocacy on the $9 Billion Vic Gov ECEC agenda
  • Advocating to secure a quality, sustainable workforce
  • Term 3 member pulse check – final days
  • Committees of Management- be prepared for your Annual General Meeting
  • DET Workforce Member Forum 16 August
  • Annual teacher registration tasks due 30 Sept
  • The latest from Vic DET
  • Go digital for 2023 with Enrol Now
  • ECA 10-week PD courses for educators

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Aug

04

ELAAvate 4 August 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Announced industrial action on Sept 7 – what committees and employers need to know
  • Need help with staff recruitment and retention?
  • HR/Workplace Relations Advisor opportunity
  • Free committee training
  • New Child Safe Standards forum date correction
  • Term 3 member pulse check
  • Save the Date – ‘Free Kinder’ forum 7 September
  • Learning Brought to Life – Self Paced Modules
  • Dental health resources for 0 – 6-year-olds
  • Bunnings Trade Power Pass membership program

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Jul

28

ElAAvate 28 July 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Register to attend our Workforce Forum member event
  • ELAA is seeking a full-time HR/Workplace Relations Advisor
  • Term 3 governance training for committees of management
  • Need help with implementing the new child safe standards?
  • Employee Management and Development Resource Webinar Term 3
  • ELAA advocacy update
  • Save the Date – ‘Free Kinder’ forum 7 September
  • Term 3 member pulse check
  • Universal Design Funding Round 2022
  • Investigational Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine study in females
  • ELAA consultancy services – tailored support for critical issues

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Jul

21

ElAAvate 21 July 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Worried about rising energy costs?
  • Need help with the new Child Safe Standards?
  • New President for ELAA
  • Term 3 governance training for committees of management
  • Free Child Information Sharing Scheme Forum
  • Bunnings Trade Powerpass offer for ELAA members
  • Term 3 member pulse check
  • DET incentives program – new financial support for educators

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Jul

20

ElAAvate 14 July 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Have you implemented your 1 July VECTEA / Award wage increases?
  • Enhance your day-to-day pedagogy and practice with KU Services publications and resources
  • 1 July super changes
  • Leave and work history calculation requests
  • Term 3 committee training
  • New Child Safe Standards – is your service ready?
  • Collection of vaccination information
  • Vic ECEC reform agenda
  • Community sector peaks meet new Fed Minister
  • New ‘Koorie Kids Shine’ animation & lunch packs
  • Help break the ‘sickness cycle’ by improving indoor air quality in childcare centres
  • Congratulations to our Officeworks and Bunnings voucher winners!
  • Mentoring of provisionally registered teachers
  • Emergency management training for Vic early childhood services
  • Rapid antigen testing kits for terms 3 and 4

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Jun

23

ELAAvate 23 June 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Government mandated COVID-19 vaccination to cease at the end of Term Two
  • Tailored online professional development from KU Services
  • VECTEA / Award Wage Increases
  • Free governance information and training sessions coming in Term 3
  • Leave calculation requests
  • PolicyWorks – Mental Health
  • COVID positive parents can transport children to services
  • CCS indexation update
  • Officeworks – limited Ergonomic Chair Offer
  • Feedback on transformational $9 billion investment in ECEC
  • Building Blocks Grants – round 3 closes 7 Aug
  • Bunnings Trade PowerPass membership program

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Jun

16

ELAAvate 16 June 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • 9 billion expansion of Vic early childhood education
  • Wage Review Increases
  • Leave calculation requests
  • Employment contracts
  • Rebuilding relationships after COVID
  • Worried about energy costs?
  • Need support with changing staff hours in 2023?
  • Join ELAA or renew your membership
  • More support for sessional kindergartens
  • Updated vaccination policy now available
  • Outcomes of the 2019 NQF Review revealed
  • Digital Sign In Sign Out – find out more
  • Children’s Week grant

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Jun

09

ELAAvate 9 June 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Mandatory vax forum recording, slides & policy now available
  • AGM planning & committee handover
  • Addressing staff conflict
  • Managing change for staff
  • Leave & history calculations
  • Amalgamation survey deadline Friday 9 Jun
  • Financial incentives for kindergarten teachers
  • Get ready for a WorkSafe inspection – join our training wait list
  • Communications resources about vaccinations and managing symptoms
  • Thinking about running a Bush Kinder program at your service?
  • ELAA partners with Make it Cheaper
  • ELAA’s advocacy work continues
  • Developing children’s resilience with The Mushkins
  • Bunnings Trade Power Pass program available to ELAA members
  • Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2022

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Jun

02

ELAAvate 2 June 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Resources to help with 3y.o 2023 enrolments
  • COVID mandatory vax info session
  • Get ready for a WorkSafe inspection – places filling fast
  • ELAA welcomes incoming Minister for Early Childhood Education
  • Renew your membership /  join ELAA
  • Round 7 Shade Grants program
  • Essential Committee of Management training
  • Free flu vaccinations for the month of June
  • ELAA and CCC Amalgamation survey reminder
  • Do your staff know they are registered with PLSA?
  • OfficeWorks ELAA business account
  • Continued funding for Early Childhood LOOKOUT
  • Introduction to Outdoor Nature Programs
  • Victorian Early Years Awards open for nominations
  • HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards

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May

26

ELAAvate 26 May 2022

In this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Renew your membership /  join ELAA
  • Federal Election and outcomes
  • ELAA member pulse check survey results
  • Study up before tax time
  • COVID mandatory vax info session
  • Worksafe are visiting Vic early childhood services. Register for ‘Safety – not child’s play’ on June 20
  • SunSmart Literacy pack offer
  • EnrolNow – Streamline KIM data input
  • Amanda Rishworth on Q+A
  • National Reconciliation Week kicks off 27 May
  • Essential Committee of Management training
  • Bunnings – ELAA member Trade Power Pass exclusive benefits
  • ELAA and CCC Amalgamation survey reminder
  • AEDC Data Launch

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