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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

16

Centre for Community Child Health quality improvement webinar

The Centre for Community Child Health have a free webinar in their Thriving Children, Thriving Communities series: (more…)

Mar

16

The KIMS Win for Efficient Services

For most Victorian Kindergarten services the KIMS data collection looms large every year, with the update of required student information into the KIM system often a very manual process. For services utlising the EnrolNow One platform this previous headache is a simple csv download and upload. EnrolNow has been engaging with the Victorian Department of Education on the KIMS Reform project (more…)

Mar

16

Is your service ready for the Information Sharing and Family Violence Reform?

From the beginning of Term 2, authorised Victorian Early Childhood Education and Care Professionals will be able to share information about children’s wellbeing and safety with other authorised professionals who work with children and families. The Reform builds upon and complements your existing child and family wellbeing and safety responsibilities and practices. It covers all aspects of service delivery from early identification, screening, risk assessment, and management, to safety planning, collaborative practice, stabilisation, and recovery. (more…)

Mar

16

ELAA CEO Update 16 March 2021

Dear members,

I hope you are all happy and healthy and the week ahead looks great. ELAA’s Board of Management recently endorsed our new long term strategy called “ELAA 2025”.  Over the coming editions of e-news, I will be sharing key elements of the strategy with members.  The strategy development process revealed a rapidly changing sector with increasingly privatised delivery models and a sustained shift in parent demand over time to long day care service provision. (more…)

Mar

15

DESE announces gap fee waiver extension

The Australian Department of Education, Skills, and Employment has advised that the gap fee waiver provision has been extended nationally from 31 January 2021 until 30 June 2021. Services directed to close by a local authority due to COVID-19 can now waive gap fees until (more…)

Mar

15

2021 National Workforce Census – mandatory for approved childcare providers and encouraged for services

The fourth Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census is being conducted from April to June this year. The National Workforce Census collects detailed information on service usage, children with additional needs, access to preschool programs and staff details, including staff demographics, types of work, qualifications, experience, and current study. This important collection is used to provide a national overview of the early childhood education and care workforce. (more…)

Mar

15

Early ABLES assessment learning tool expansion

The Early ABLES (Early Abilities Based Learning and Education Support) online assessment learning tool has been expanded to include three new assessments: (more…)

Mar

15

Victoria needs more teachers for 3-year-old Kindergarten – financial assistance info and recruiting resources

Building a strong workforce

The Victorian Government is introducing universal funded Three Year Old Kindergarten and this reform will create more than 4,000 new kindergarten teacher jobs across the state. Staff in your service or someone looking to make a start in early learning could be eligible to receive scholarships of up to $25,000 towards an approved undergraduate qualification. (more…)

Mar

03

eNews 3 March 2021 available now

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 3 March 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Mar

03

ELAA CEO UPDATE 3 MARCH 2021

It’s a very encouraging sign that the most recent COVID 19 outbreak in Victoria would appear to be under control with the Victorian Government now being sufficiently confident to wind back restrictions to pre-Christmas levels. An updated summary of the key restrictions now in place and how they affect Victorian ECEC services can be found on the ELAA COVID 19 Frequently Asked Questions page on the ELAA website.

The easing of restrictions has also meant that more ELAA staff are returning to the ELAA office after a lengthy period of working from home. (more…)

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