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Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the early learning sector plus benefits and services for ELAA members.

May

11

ELAA CEO Update – Ballot Result – VECTEA 2020

Dear members and friends,

We are pleased to announce that a majority of employees have voted in favour of the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA). (more…)

May

06

ELAA CEO Update 6 May 2021

Good news for EYMs … government announces new grants

I received welcome news from the Victorian Department of Education and Training late last week with the confirmation that a new, one-off, grant is to be made available to Victorian (more…)

May

06

The VECTEA 2020 vote closes Monday, 10 May

A reminder to all signatory services to the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA). As previously advised via ELAA’s Special eNews, the VECTEA vote will close on Monday, 10 May 2021 (23:59 hours AEST). (more…)

May

05

Do you need free and accessible online training for your early learning service Committee of Management?

Do you need free and accessible online training for your early learning service Committee of Management? ELAA has four webinars on offer in Term 2 as part of its Learning Brought to Life Professional Development Program:

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May

05

Kindergarten Inclusion Support Program: Specialised Equipment Trial

The Victorian Department of Education and Training is starting a new Specialised Equipment Trial (SET) as part of the existing Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) program, which will operate during the 2021 and 2022 kindergarten years. Specialised equipment will be available for loan, at no cost, to funded kindergarten services to assist them to support children with significant disabilities. (more…)

May

05

Koorie Kids Shine new promotional resources

The Koorie Kids shine program offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families 15 hours of free kindergarten each week for their three-year-old or four-year-old children.

New promotional materials have been developed for Early Childhood Education and Care services to encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to enrol their children in kindergarten. They include (more…)

May

05

VIT update and support on the revised Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct

The revised Code of Conduct will be circulated to all registered teachers and early childhood teachers as well as key education stakeholders in Term 2 2021, with the Code coming into effect in Term 3 2021. To support educational leaders and staff to engage with the revised Code VIT have developed support resources. CLICK HERE to find out more about the resources.

May

05

Vic Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Sector Guide

Committees of Management, Directors, and Managers of services delivering or looking at delivering a funded three-year-old kinder program are encouraged to read the Best Start Best Life Sector Guide to the funded three-year-old kindergarten program in Victoria. (more…)

May

05

Vic WorkSafe Work Awards nomination deadline is this Friday 7 May

Does your early childhood education and care service deserve recognition for the great work it does in workplace health and safety? Then why not nominate for the 2021WorkSafe Work Awards. There are seven categories: (more…)

May

05

New Worker Screening Act 2020 and Worker Screening Regulation 2021

As of 1 February 2021, there are legislative and regulatory changes to Working with Children Checks which are required when a person wants to engage in child-related work.  The Worker Screening Act 2020 has come into force with the Working with Children Act 2005 being repealed. The Working with Children Regulation 2006 has also been repealed and Worker Screening Regulation 2021 now apply. (more…)

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