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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

18

Building Blocks grants program launched in Victoria

As part of the rollout of three-year-old kindergarten in Victoria, the State Government has launched the ‘Building Blocks’ grants program to help build and expand kindergarten facilities across the State. (more…)

Mar

18

Important update to Worksafe advice on glass panes

WorkSafe have updated their advice regarding glass panes in early childhood services as a result of the findings from a recent prosecution following a child’s injury in a childcare centre. (more…)

Mar

18

Portability of Long Service Leave Update

From 1 January 2020 the community services sector including licensed children’s services under the Children’s Services Act 1996 or approved providers under the Education and Care Services National Law (Victoria)  come under the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme. All approved providers and licensed children’s services are required to register for the scheme by 31 March 2020. (more…)

Mar

10

VIC DET Coronavirus update 10 March 2020

CLICK HERE for VIC DET update re Coronavirus dated 10 March 2020

 

Mar

05

ELAA CEO Update 5 March 2020

Dear members and friends

There are a few things happening in the early childhood sector at the moment to which ELAA is contributing, including some where members have the opportunity to provide direct feedback. (more…)

Mar

03

Education Week grant applications now open

Not-for-profits across Victoria are invited to apply for grants to host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities as part of the 76th annual Education Week which runs from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 May. (more…)

Mar

02

Queensland tragedy is a timely reminder to review procedures

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Queensland where a child died after being left on a bus, the February issue of the Victorian Department of Education and Training’ Quality Assessment and Regulation Update includes a timely reminder for services to review their policies and procedures (more…)

Mar

02

Coronavirus advice

There has been an incredible amount of coverage of the Coronavirus issue in the news media and on social media. Some sources provide updated and useful guidance while other information sources can be dangerously inaccurate. (more…)

Mar

02

Looking to have your say in ELAA submissions?

ELAA is frequently invited to contribute to submissions on a diverse range of topics relevant to the ECEC sector. We are looking at establishing a flexible advisory group (more…)

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