ELAAvate

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

Jun

15

ELAAvate 15 June 2023

In this week’s ELAAvate read about  your employer responsibilities relating to teacher capability assessment – the assessment is crucial for early childhood teachers under the VECTEA 2020/EEEA 2020.

Also in ELAAvate:

  • ELAA consultancy services
  • Renewing your ELAA membership is easy
  • Have your say on the quality of your workforce
  • Term 2 member pulse check survey is now live
  • Bringing Child Road Safety Education innovators together
  • Bunnings Trade PowerPass membership program
  • Upcoming ECEC service governance training
  • Financial incentives for kindergarten teachers and educators

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Jun

08

ELAAvate 8 June 2023

In this week’s edition of ELAAvate read about what Early Childhood Education and Care employers need to do as a result of the recently announced 5.75 percent wage increase as part of the Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review. Also in ELAAvate:

  • ELAA consultacny services – tailored support for critical issues
  • OHS … not just chid’s play
  • Professional learning and practicum grants opening 3 July
  • ELAA’s submission to Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy
  • Priority of access requirements for funded kindergartens
  • Time to remove your on-site COVID vaccination records
  • Officeworks has EOFYthing ELAA members need
  • Renewing your ELAA membership is easy
  • Parental leave and flexible working request changes from 6 June
  • ELAA Road Safety Education team will be at Melb Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo
  • OHS professional learning event 13 June

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Jun

01

ELAAvate 1 June 2023

In this week’s ELAAvate read about the new $5K equipment grant to go to all Vic funded kindergarten programs including long daycare plus:

  • a national approach to the care and support economy
  • looking to recruit or replace an Early Childhood Teacher?
  • membership renewals opened Monday 29 May
  • ECA Vic conference day – Promoting Children’s Health & Safety
  • OHS professional learning event 13 June
  • Starting Out Safely professional development for ECEC services
  • the importance of privacy and confidentiality policies in Early Childhood Education and Care services
  • the Victorian Government’s financial incentives for kindergarten teachers and educators
  • the Bunnings Trade PowerPass program for ELAA members.

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May

25

ELAAvate 25 May 2023

In this week’s ELAAvate read about ELAA Acting CEO, Megan O’Connell’s, visit to Canberra this week where she presented the key recommendations from ELAA’s recent submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). 

There’s plenty more in this week’s ELAAvate including:

  • Financial incentives for kindergarten teachers and educators
  • 2023 Victorian Budget analysis
  • Advocating for rural and regional ECEC solutions at the Grain Growers Roundtable
  • Membership renewals are opening Monday 29 May
  • Definition of persons with management or control
  • Changes to educator short term relief provisions
  • National Enterprise Agreement negotiations
  • OHS professional learning event 13 June
  • Kathy Walker Early Learning Series
  • Why contextualising policies matters
  • Eliminate hygience risk areas at your early learning facility
  • Victorian Early Years Awards 2023 now open

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May

18

ELAAvate 18 May 2023

In this week’s ELAAVate read about our discussions with Deloitte Access Economics to discuss review into the Inclusion Support Program (ISP) terms of reference. Also in ELAAvate:

  • EOFYthing could be tax deductible at Officeworks
  • Current reviews into ECEC programs
  • Staff performance issues? We have you covered
  • Upcoming changes to the definition of a Person with Management or Control (PMC)
  • Teachers – time to ‘study up’ on your deductions
  • 2024 Policy and Funding
  • Register For ELAA’s governance training and drop-in session now

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May

11

ELAAvate 11 May 2023

In this week’s ELAAVate read about a new competitive grant round that has opened under the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) program. This opportunity will provide $18million to establish new Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services in areas of limited supply.  . Also in this week’s ELAAvate:

  • ELAA consultancy services – tailored support for critical issues in your service
  • Budget has heart but more needed on ECEC reforms
  • Advocacy support for members
  • Members – don’t forget to register for our new service model webinar
  • Best Start Best Life financial incentives for kindergarten teachers and educators
  • ECA – children’s health and safety conference
  • Who do you let into your service
  • HESTA – Super with impact
  • Share your thoughts about the Vic Best Start Best Life reforms
  • EnrolNow – customised administration software for your service

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May

04

ELAAvate 4 May 2023

In this week’s ELAAVate read about ELAA’s submission to the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Strategy in which we lay out four key principles and four policy priority recommendations. Also in this week’s ELAAvate:

  • Recognition as an ‘equivalent early childhood teacher’
  • Child Care Subsidy is changing
  • Australian migration strategy announced
  • Bunnings Trade PowerPass exclusive benefits for ELAA members
  • Resources available to encourage 2024 enrolments
  • Do you know your employer long service leave obligations?
  • 1 day OHS training for the ECEC sector
  • Research advancing safety for children with medical conditions on roads
  • Share your thoughts about the Vic Best Start Best Life reforms
  • ANZUK.education – right educator, right place, right time.

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Apr

27

ELAAvate 27 April 2023

In this week’s ELAAvate there’s a heads up for ELAA members on an important webinar coming later in May where we will be introducing members to the new ELAA Service Model. It’s all about more choice, flexibility, and much easier access to our services and resources. Look out for your member-only email invitation coming soon.

Also in this week’s ELAAvate:

-Welcome back to Term 2

-Superannuation – caring about your future

-Child information sharing scheme

-Importance of up-to-date policies and procedures

-Best practice hygiene at early learning services

-Best Start, Best Life consultations in summary

-Term 1 pulse check survey results

-Initiatives to attract quality teachers and educators to Vic

-1 day OHS training for the ECEC Sector -Kathy Walker Early Learning Series

-Financial incentives for kindergarten teachers and educators.

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Apr

06

ELAAvate 6 April 2023

ELAAvate – essential news for the early learning sector.

In this week’s ELAAvate:
  • Victorian Government funding announcements
  • New governance training videos available
  • Bethany and BCYF merge to become Meli
  • Financial incentives for kindergarten teachers and eductors
  • 1 Day OHS Training for the ECEC Sector
  • Kathy Walker Series for educators, parents, and kindergarten committees
  • We’d love your help with ELAA’s visual branding refresh
  • Bunnings Trade membership for ELAA members
  • Updated E4L Childhood Education Toolkit
  • Nominations open for the HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards
  • Enrol Now – Digital Sign In Sign Out

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Mar

30

ELAAvate 30 March 2023

ELAAvate – essential news for the early learning sector.

In this week’s ELAAvate:
  • ELAA consultancy services
  • Still time to register Nth Western Vic free governance training
  • ELAA members – don’t forget to check your pulse!
  • April VECTEA (Award) wage bulletins published
  • Best Start Best Life Consultation
  • Inclusion support review
  • ELAA speaks at Sparkways conference
  • Training Needs Analysis survey
  • We’d love your help with ELAA’s visual branding refresh
  • Manual handling basics training
  • Good Friday Appeal ‘Kids Day Out’

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