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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.

Jun

16

Remind your parents about Child Care Subsidy balancing deadlines

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) are encouraging providers and services to remind families about the next deadline for balancing Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

Two important deadlines fall on 30 June 2021: (more…)

Jun

15

Did you know you can book a online ThingleToodle session during COVID?

Due to current COVID19 restrictions in Victoria ELAA has been unable to deliver face-to-face ThingleToodle Road Safety Education sessions at early years service sites but you can book a 25-minute virtual session for your four-year-old funded kindergarten program. If you have access to a reliable internet service and have a laptop and data projector or a smart TV – this is the free road safety education session for you. (more…)

Jun

15

Have your say on the Approved Learning Frameworks

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University has been engaged by all governments to deliver the 2021 National Quality Framework (NQF) Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project. The Approved Learning Frameworks Update website is now live, and you can take part in the Stage 1 surveys.  (more…)

Jun

15

QR Codes mandated in ECEC

The use of the Victorian Government’s Service Victoria QR Codes for electronic record keeping will be mandatory for all workplaces in order to enable the effective contact tracing of any COVID-19 cases. This includes all education sector workplaces, including Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) providers of all types. QR code check-ins will be required for all visitors who enter ECEC buildings and indoor spaces, including: (more…)

Jun

15

Join or renew your ELAA Membership now

Membership is like having a whole other team of early childhood education and care service management experts and advocates just a phone call or mouse click away. As a member you will also have access to a fantastic suite of benefits including: (more…)

Jun

02

eNews 2 June 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 2 June 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Jun

02

ELAA CEO update 2 June 2021

Dear ELAA members and friends

I hope you are all keeping safe and well, especially our Victorian members as the State enters a week-long extension to the current increased restrictions that have come into place since the previous edition of eNews. ELAA will keep you updated on any key COVID related developments affecting Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services via editions of our Special eNews and our COVID-19 Frequently Answered Questions page. (more…)

Jun

01

Child Care Subsidy – Changes to Provider Eligible Enrolments from 1 July

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is currently communicating about important changes to Provider Eligible Enrolments that come into effect from 1 July. (more…)

Jun

01

Let your parents know about the DESE survey

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has invited a random sample of parents to have their say on child care in a national survey. (more…)

Jun

01

Early Career Teacher Retention Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants are available to support new and innovative place-based solutions for improving the retention rates of early childhood teachers (ECTs) in the first five years of their career.

Grants from $5,000 up to $30,000 are available for initiatives that: (more…)

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