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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

24

Extended transition period for Early Childhood Education Care qualifications

ELAA has advocated to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) about the transition and teach out periods for revised Early Childhood Education & Care qualifications, including certificate III and diploma qualifications. (more…)

Aug

24

COVID hygiene and safety

With the threat of the highly contagious Delta variant, good hygiene practices and readiness to respond to an outbreak are critical. Resources to support all services to maintain a COVID Safe environment can be found through ELAA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions, including information about having a COVID Safe Plan. (more…)

Aug

24

Vaccinations webinar for ECEC workers

The Government has advised Pfizer vaccines are now available to people aged 16 and over. The Victorian Department of Health is hosting a webinar for early childhood educators and staff to provide information and in-depth discussion about the COVID-19 vaccination program. (more…)

Aug

24

ELAA welcomes Commonwealth Government support on LDC and OSHC

ELAA is pleased to advise, following months of advocacy from ELAA with community sector peaks and other providers, the Commonwealth government has announced a new business continuity payment for Commonwealth funded services. (more…)

Aug

23

Australian Government announces extra financial assistance for child care services – further information to come

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Federal Minister for Education and Youth, Alan Tudge, have today announced additional financial support for child care services operating in Commonwealth declared COVID-19 hotspots. Long Day Care and Family Day Care services will be eligible for payments of 25 per cent of their pre-lockdown revenue. (more…)

Aug

23

New COVID update from Vic DET including clarification on number of parents required to hold authorised worker permit

Following the announcement from the Victorian Government over the weekend regarding changes to access to Early Childhood and Care (ECEC) services plus increased restrictions for regional Victoria, the Department of Education and Training (Vic DET) has issued a comprehensive update to providers. (more…)

Aug

22

Update on deadline for Vic parents to complete authorised worker permits to access ECEC

Further information on requirements for authorised workers to access childcare, kindergarten and early education centres. (more…)

Aug

21

All Vic ECEC  services to close to most children plus increased regional restrictions

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced this morning that all Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services in Victoria will close to most children except for vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers if they cannot be supervised at home. (more…)

Aug

17

Updated – Increased Vic COVID-19 restrictions: worker permits & gap fee waivers

On Monday 16 August the Premier of Victoria announced further restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne as part of the plan to manage the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. From 11.59pm, Tuesday 17 August permits are needed for the authorised workforce including early childhood education and care workforce. (more…)

Aug

16

COVID-19 restrictions increased for metro Melbourne

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has today announced further COVID-19 related restrictions to come into effect 11:59pm tonight and be in place until 2 September 2021 and come amid concerns about compliance with current lockdown restrictions. Key points include: (more…)

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