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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.

Feb

10

ELAA Director of Advocacy and Member Solutions chats live with Channel 9 News about free RAT test for Vic 3 & 5 y.o children

Our Director Advocacy and Member Solutions, Megan O’Connell, gave some great advice to services and parents re RAT testing for 3 to 5-year-olds on the Channel 9 news (8 Feb 2022) https://bit.ly/3B99qAn

Feb

10

ELAA Director of Advocacy and Member Solutions on SBS Radio COVID re free Vic RAT tests

Our Director Advocacy and Member Solutions, Megan O’Connell, provided expert commentary to the 8 February edition of the SBS Radio COVID 19 update. (more…)

Feb

09

Higher Child Care Subsidy is coming soon

From 7 March 2022, families with more than one child aged 5 or under in care will get a higher subsidy for their second child and younger children. (more…)

Feb

09

A-Z of Protecting our Planet – Free Magnetic A4 wall charts for ELAA members

Our preferred partner Officeworks are committed to putting people and the planet at the heart of what they do. Officeworks launched their Greener Choices range of products online in 2020. The program now includes almost 2,000 products across 11 greener choice categories, including items that are plastic free, are made from recycled content, give back to communities or support positive behaviour change. To explore the range (more…)

Feb

04

ELAA needs you to let us know how ECEC services are faring at the moment

During the pandemic ELAA has advocated for and seen positive changes regarding kinder minimum funding, gap fee waivers and absence rules and we continue our advocacy to support Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service sustainability given high levels of absence. Success in our advocacy greatly depends on your support, so this year we will (more…)

Feb

03

eNews 3 February 2022

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 3 February 2022 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Feb

02

Check out our training options to support your service’s Committee of Management in 2022

The Committee of Management of an early childhood service plays a pivotal role in managing the service, staff and supporting families to provide a quality education and care service to children.

As the approved provider, the responsibilities of the Committee of management cannot be taken lightly and ELAA, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training are here to support you to understand what those responsibilities are and how to carry them out. (more…)

Feb

02

Start the Year of Play by bringing together imagination in play and imagination in STEM!

The  Conceptual PlayLab at Monash University is offering an exciting self-paced online professional development programme for early childhood teachers! Start the new year by learning more about the ‘intentional teaching’ of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to young children in play-based programs through the Conceptual PlayWorld model. (more…)

Feb

02

ELAA’s Coronavirus FAQs for Members

ELAA has a comprehensive set of COVID-19 frequently asked questions to support member services through the pandemic including the Omicron wave. The FAQs are regularly updated and cover what to do when experiencing staffing shortages, boosters for staff and volunteers, rapid antigen tests and keep you up-to-date about the changing requirements about how to manage an outbreak at your service. (more…)

Feb

02

Omicron and Child Care Subsidy funded ECEC services

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has announced a number of changes to gap fee waiving and allowable absences to support CCS-funded early childhood services. Services can also seek support for services closures due to Omicron. (more…)

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