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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.

Aug

24

ELAA welcomes Commonwealth Government support on LDC and OSHC

ELAA is pleased to advise, following months of advocacy from ELAA with community sector peaks and other providers, the Commonwealth government has announced a new business continuity payment for Commonwealth funded services. (more…)

Aug

23

Australian Government announces extra financial assistance for child care services – further information to come

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Federal Minister for Education and Youth, Alan Tudge, have today announced additional financial support for child care services operating in Commonwealth declared COVID-19 hotspots. Long Day Care and Family Day Care services will be eligible for payments of 25 per cent of their pre-lockdown revenue. (more…)

Aug

23

New COVID update from Vic DET including clarification on number of parents required to hold authorised worker permit

Following the announcement from the Victorian Government over the weekend regarding changes to access to Early Childhood and Care (ECEC) services plus increased restrictions for regional Victoria, the Department of Education and Training (Vic DET) has issued a comprehensive update to providers. (more…)

Aug

22

Update on deadline for Vic parents to complete authorised worker permits to access ECEC

Further information on requirements for authorised workers to access childcare, kindergarten and early education centres. (more…)

Aug

21

All Vic ECEC  services to close to most children plus increased regional restrictions

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced this morning that all Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services in Victoria will close to most children except for vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers if they cannot be supervised at home. (more…)

Aug

17

Updated – Increased Vic COVID-19 restrictions: worker permits & gap fee waivers

On Monday 16 August the Premier of Victoria announced further restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne as part of the plan to manage the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. From 11.59pm, Tuesday 17 August permits are needed for the authorised workforce including early childhood education and care workforce. (more…)

Aug

16

COVID-19 restrictions increased for metro Melbourne

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has today announced further COVID-19 related restrictions to come into effect 11:59pm tonight and be in place until 2 September 2021 and come amid concerns about compliance with current lockdown restrictions. Key points include: (more…)

Aug

13

eNews 13 August 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 13 August 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Aug

13

ELAA CEO update 13 August 2021

Dear Members and friends

It’s great to be back feeling re-charged after a good break. There were some important milestones reached during my absence, (more…)

Aug

11

ELAA Growth and Membership Offerings Survey

ELAA’s vision for 2025 is for excellence and equity in early childhood education and care. We strive for this by developing solutions with members, governments and sector partners and advocating for their adoption. With changes occurring in the ECEC sector, the drivers for change in ELAA services are compelling.  Consequently, we are seeking feedback from ELAA members on: (more…)

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