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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.

Mar

01

Information sessions and webinars: Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme

The Commission for Children and Young People regularly hold information sessions about the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme. These sessions are designed for people who lead and drive child safety within their organisations. They provide an overview to help you create a child safe organisation that: (more…)

Mar

01

Proposed changes to NDIS early childhood intervention

ELAA recently participated in a consultation with VCOSS about a proposed change to introduce independent assessments as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access and planning processes alongside a raft of changes to improve the early childhood early intervention approach. (more…)

Mar

01

Latest NQF snapshot reveals big shift from ‘Working Towards’ to ‘Meeting’ rating

The latest quarterly National Quality Framework Snapshot, released by ACECQA on 4 February, finds two-thirds of children’s education and care services that were previously rated Working Towards National Quality Standard (NQS) are now rated Meeting NQS or above. (more…)

Mar

01

An opportunity to influence the 2019 NQF Review (Extra Session added)

ACECQA is seeking your feedback on the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS). The 2019 NQF Review seeks to ensure that the regulatory system for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services in Australia remains fit-for-purpose and retains the capacity to elevate the quality of ECEC practice. (more…)

Feb

25

State Budget Submission to Victorian Government 2021-2022

On behalf of our members ELAA has made a submission for the consideration of the Andrews Government in the formulation of its budget for 2021-2022. The submission goes to the ways better outcomes for all children can be achieved through: (more…)

Feb

19

VCOSS COVID 19 VACCINATION COMMUNITY BRIEFING

With the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out about to begin, VCOSS has organised a critical sector briefing with key representatives of Victoria’s COVID-19 Immunisation Program team. The briefing will occur on Zoom next Wednesday (24/2/2021) from 11:30am – 1pm.  (more…)

Feb

19

Three dates remaining for Employee Management and Development (EM&D) Resource webinars

ELAA has partnered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver free webinars for the Employee Management and Development (EM&D) Resource.

If you have people management and leadership responsibilities in an early childhood education and care service, then this webinar is for you. (more…)

Feb

17

Professional learning for differentiated/play-based inquiry learning in the early years of schooling

School teachers and early childhood educators can now register for a free online professional learning program that aims to optimise opportunities for play-based teaching and learning in the early years of primary school. Through the learning, teachers will develop and strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the role of play and inquiry in children’s lives and learning. The multi-faceted program includes: (more…)

Feb

17

ELAA CEO update 17 February 2021

Dear members and friends

I hope you, your families and colleagues are all happy, healthy and well. The ‘circuit breaker’ lock down in Victoria has no doubt posed some challenges to Early Childhood Education and Care Providers and their staff over this past week. Following the Victorian Premier’s announcement this morning, most of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ restrictions will cease as of 11.59pm this evening (Wed 17 Feb) with some exceptions (more…)

Feb

17

What does the end of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ lock down mean in terms of restrictions?

The key points from the Premier of Victoria’s announcement this morning include: (more…)

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