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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.

Apr

15

*IMPORTANT* VECTEA 2020 Voting Information and Resources

ELAA is pleased to announce that the VECTEA voting process has recommenced. Read on for important information regarding the VECTEA ‘access period’, the VECTEA vote, essential resource material that must be distributed to staff and supplementary resources. (more…)

Apr

01

Making Meaningful Music with our Early Learners

Many educators lack confidence in their ability to make music with children. They feel they have lost their “mojo” and are doing the “same old same old” year in and year out … In this practical workshop ‘Making Music with our Early Learners’, Anne Belcher  introduces The Five Branches Framework for Music in the Early Years, working through each of the five branches or key elements of an effective Music program – Beat, Singing, Instruments, Movement and Listening. (more…)

Apr

01

ELAA CEO update – 1 April 2021

Dear members and friends

Learning Brought to Life has launched

This week we are proud to launch our new Learning Brought to Life online professional development platform for early childhood education and care service managers, Committees of Management, EYM executives, teachers and educators. The mix of live sessions and self-paced modules on our platform really makes Professional Development accessible and affordable for our sector. Take a look at the program and find out more – there’s further details in this week’s eNews. (more…)

Mar

31

Child Safe Standards Professional Development

The Commission for Children and Young People regularly provides training in Child Safe Standards. Coming sessions include: (more…)

Mar

31

A reminder from DESE re end of eased activity test for CCS

Last year, the Australian Government eased the activity test for families whose employment was affected by COVID-19. This measure currently gives families access to extra Child Care Subsidy (CCS) hours if their recognised activity level decreases. These extra hours are a temporary COVID-19 measure and will end on 4 April 2021. (more…)

Mar

31

Last day for families to lodge 18-19 income for CCS

Families have until today (Wednesday 31 March) to confirm their 2018–19 income with Services Australia or lose their Child Care Subsidy (CCS). (more…)

Mar

30

3-year-old kinder expansion recruitment communications sample pack

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (Vic DET) have provided sample content for careers and recruitment to assist services with recruiting and up-skilling staff for the expansion of Victorian funded 3-year-old kindergarten programs. (more…)

Mar

30

Host your own yoga class and help children in emergency care

This World Health Day (April 7) the World Health Organisation is inviting everyone to help build a fairer, healthier world. Every year tens of thousands of children in Australia enter emergency accommodation – some arrive with only the clothes they are wearing. The process can be swift and traumatic, leaving children facing new and unfamiliar surroundings. (more…)

Mar

30

Fair Work Commission clears way for VECTEA

In recent weeks ELAA has been leading an application before the Fair Work Commission (FWC), supported by the Australian Education Union (AEU), to finalise the list of employers who will be covered by the next VECTEA. (more…)

Mar

30

Reminder – complete your 2022 3YO roll-out Kinder Sector Survey by 28 April

On Friday 26 March, a survey was sent to providers in 2022 roll-out areas to ensure the Victorian Department of Education and Training (Vic DET) has up-to-date information on service’s preparedness for state-wide roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Each provider was sent an email with a discrete link to conduct the survey. (more…)

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