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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.

Dec

06

A welcome investment in Victoria’s Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of its Next Steps in Victoria’s Kindergarten Workforce Strategy . The strategy responds to an urgent need for action to address workforce issues, (more…)

Dec

01

eNews 1 December 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 1 December 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Dec

01

ELAA CEO update 1 December 2021

Dear members and friends

As the end of the year draws closer we know that it’s always a busier than usual time for Early Childhood Education and Care services as they finalise transition to school arrangements, new enrolments, end-of-year celebrations and say goodbye to leaving staff and induct new staff. (more…)

Nov

30

New Worksafe Vic First Aid code of practice

WorkSafe Victoria have published a new code of practice on First Aid. (more…)

Nov

30

Child Care Subsidy family income cap to go on 10 December

On 10 December, the Australian Government is removing the annual cap for all families who get Child Care Subsidy. Families earning more than (more…)

Nov

30

Vic government to build a further 5 new kindergartens

Four more kindergartens will be built at schools across Victoria in 2023 and an existing kindergarten will be expanded ─ creating 300 extra approved kindergarten places for local children. (more…)

Nov

30

Applications have opened for the Building Blocks Inclusion Grant

The Building Blocks Inclusion grants stream is now open for applications. Eligible organisations can apply for funding for upgrades to buildings and playgrounds to ensure they are inclusive of children of all abilities or for inclusive education equipment for kindergarten programs.

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Nov

30

Safe transportation of children – new regulations in force

Transporting children can present additional risks. This can include during the transition from the vehicle and the service location.  From October 1, 2021 the introduction of the new regulation requirements (Division 7, Regulation 102A, 102B, 102C, 102D) came into effect to strengthen oversight arrangements of transport that occurs when children are under the care of an education and care service. (more…)

Nov

30

Standalone kinders and the Reportable Conduct Scheme

Under the Reportable Conduct Scheme, the head of organisation carries legal responsibilities and is ultimately responsible for the organisation’s compliance with the scheme. Heads of organisation are usually someone with the title of CEO or Principle Officer. In the case of stand-alone kindergartens, the committee must nominate a head of organisation. (more…)

Nov

30

ELAA Advocacy Strategy

On Thursday 25 November the ELAA Board endorsed the ELAA 2025 Advocacy Strategy. This strategy recognises the strengths of the community sector in providing higher quality ECEC to more vulnerable children in diverse settings, and positions ELAA to respond to challenges including sector sustainability, governance burdens and shifting parental preferences. (more…)

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