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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

27

ELAA CEO update 27 August 2021

Dear Members and friends

it certainly has been a challenging week for our sector, and Victorians, following the announcement over the weekend of a statewide lockdown. (more…)

Aug

25

We want to understand more about the technology in your services – complete our short survey

ELAA wants to find out more about the technical equipment and capabilities that early childhood education and care services have. (more…)

Aug

24

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten enrolment and recruitment communications tools

From the Victorian Department of Education and Training …

As universal funded three-year-old kindergarten is being introduced across Victoria in 2022, the Victorian Department of Education and Training is providing additional resources to assist providers and services in explaining what the reform is and how local families can engage with it, as well as to support you in efforts to recruit new staff. (more…)

Aug

24

Transitional Agreement – Supporting Activity Group Leaders

From the Victorian Department of Education and Training …

Service providers who currently run an unfunded three-year-old program with a diploma qualified Activity Group Leader (AGL), may wish to opt into the transitional arrangement to retain their AGL to deliver the funded three-year-old kindergarten program for one year (i.e. until the end of 2022). At the end of the transition year, this arrangement can continue if (more…)

Aug

24

DESE seeking respondents to Childcare Provider Information Survey

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) wants to hear from child care providers so DESE can better inform about them about early childhood and child care policy and issues. (more…)

Aug

24

A message from the Vic Teachers Institute about annual teacher registration tasks

During the past 18 months, we have witnessed Victorian teachers and early childhood teachers responding with incredible professionalism and resilience to meet the challenge presented by COVID-19. Now, in Victoria’s sixth lockdown, we again applaud your commitment and passion to support your community and ensure Victoria’s children and young people receive the best education outcomes. (more…)

Aug

24

raisingchildren.net.au managing anxiety webinar for parents and carers

Anxiety is more than just being worried – it’s a mental health issue that can affect your wellbeing and quality of life. Both adults and children can suffer from anxiety, and other people’s anxiety can also affect us. You’re invited to join this free, live webinar on managing anxiety in your family. (more…)

Aug

24

Are you aware of the changes regarding gastroenteritis outbreaks and exclusion periods?

In March this year, the Department of Health and Humans Services [DHHS] updated the exclusion period for gastroenteritis.  The updated guidance requires infants, children, or staff in an early childhood service, who develop vomiting or diarrhoea to (more…)

Aug

24

Translated COVID-19 vaccine and testing information in your community’s language

The  Australian Department of Health has developed a number of in-language communication resources to support recent outbreaks across Australia, particularly in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. (more…)

Aug

24

Reimbursement from Long Service Leave Authority

Long Service Benefits Portability Amendment Regulations 2020 (Amendment Regulations) are now in force. A change to Regulation 12 allows employers to seek reimbursement from the Portable Long Service Authority if they have paid (more…)

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