Latest News

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

May

11

Maintaining online safety and acting on family violence during COVID-19

The Commission for Children and Young People has resources to help your organisation meet its Child Safe Standards obligations including keeping children safe online during COVID-19 and acting on family violence. (more…)

May

04

JobKeeper Explained

Join ELAA and a specialist panel from Ernst & Young (EY) with the best advice for early childhood education and care providers on understanding JobKeeper. (more…)

Apr

29

Bunnings hand sanitiser orders to cease as of 29 April 2020

ELAA partner, Bunnings, has greatly helped ELAA member services secure deliveries of hand sanitiser over the past few weeks with an exclusive offer to essential services that wasn’t available in store – thanks Bunnings! (more…)

Apr

28

ELAA CEO update 29 April 2020

Hello to ELAA members and friends. It’s encouraging to see reported cases of COVID-19 across Australia dropping to consistently low levels along with some cautious and carefully managed loosening of restrictions in some states. ELAA continues to address numerous COVID-19 enquiries while assisting services with many business as usual enquiries. Some key matters include: (more…)

Apr

28

Vic kindergarten services – remember to complete your annual confirmation

ELAA reminds members and other Victorian kindergarten services that, as previously advised by the Department of Education and Training,  existing kindergarten funding streams (not to be confused with the Victorian Sessional Kindergarten COVID-19 Relief Package), including school readiness funding, will continue as usual in 2020 (more…)

Apr

28

Seeking more clarification on JobKeeper

ELAA understands that there is considerable confusion around the eligibility of kindergartens for JobKeeper payment. (more…)

Apr

28

New search tool and national helpline for families seeking childcare

If you know of families, with priority to  looking for services for their children, please let them know that StartingBlocks.gov.au Find Child Care can help them find a safe, quality service. It lists open services approved under Australia’s National Quality Framework and monitored by regulatory authorities to safeguard children’s safety, health, wellbeing and development. 

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Apr

28

Part-scholarships on offer for community leaders

Hundreds of not-for-profit leaders will be given the chance to win a part-scholarship to complete ICDA’s (Institute of Community Directors) Diploma of Governance (BSB52318). (more…)

Apr

28

Quarterly return to the Vic Portable Long Service Leave Scheme due on 30 April

Children’s services, including Approved Providers and licensed children’s services, are required to make their first quarterly returns for the Victorian Portable Long Service Leave Scheme by 30 April. (more…)

Apr

28

Update on late fees when receiving the Aust. Gov’t Education and Care Relief Package

ELAA recently received a member query regarding the charging of late fees where a service is receiving the Education and Care Relief Package. The relevant advice from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment is provided below:

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