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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.

Feb

12

Snap lock down announced in Victoria from 11.59pm tonight – Childcare and kindergartens to remain open

The Victorian Government has announced the state will enter a five-day snap lock down from 11:59pm tonight until 11:59pm on Wednesday 17 February due to the growing ‘Holiday Inn’ cluster in Melbourne.  The Premier has advised that while school students will need to learn from home (unless they need onsite supervision as the children of essential workers) childcare and kindergarten services will remain open. (more…)

Feb

03

Not-for-profit children’s services – participating in the TICCS survey will help our sector

Australian Community Children’s Services is currently seeking NFP early children’s services to complete the Trends in community children’s services survey for  wave 6. The survey is currently open to NFP services across Australia for wave 6 and requires more services to complete the survey to make the data valid. (more…)

Feb

02

eNews 2 Feb 2021 available now

CLICK HERE to read eNews 2 February 2021

Feb

01

Get the latest on COVID Management and more from the Vic DET COVID-19 update

The latest Victorian Department of Education and Training Early childhood education and care Coronavirus (COVID-19) update (28 Jan 2021) includes timely updates on the following topics: (more…)

Feb

01

Do you employ an Victorian Early Childhood Teacher? Two things for you to check at the start of every year

A reminder from the Victorian Institute of Teaching for providers that employ an early childhood teacher or provisionally registered teacher: (more…)

Feb

01

New videos from DESE to help childcare providers manage crisis situations

2020 brought bushfires, floods, cyclones, drought, storms and, of course, a global pandemic. These events impacted almost everyone in the community, including early childhood education and care providers. Hopefully 2021 will be less eventful but managing crisis events has now become an essential part of every child care service’s management plan. To help with this, the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment has produced a three-part series of short “video explainers” (more…)

Feb

01

Streamlining approval processes for providers

ELAA has made a submission regarding a Department of Education and Skills and Employment consultation about streamlining of approval processes of CCS providers. (more…)

Feb

01

Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive Round 3 grant opportunity

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) Open Competitive Round 3 grant opportunity supports services in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. CCS approved services in regional and remote areas, and services funded in CCCF Rounds 1 and 2, can apply for Round 3. The funding  is designed to assist: (more…)

Feb

01

VCAA Early Years February Twilight Webinar “But do they do anything?”– Documentation and infant pedagogy

This professional learning opportunity, presented by Dr Andi Salamon – Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University and facilitated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Early Years Unit,  supports early childhood professionals working with children aged birth to two years to better understand the skills and capabilities of young children (more…)

Feb

01

Vic Portable Long Service Leave Employer Tip

Q: If one of my workers leaves the industry, will we receive back the levies that we’ve paid on their behalf? (more…)

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