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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

16

Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Night of the Notables

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is presenting a great online event for lovers of children’s books. The Night of the Notables celebrates  the announcement of the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Notables List for each of the Award categories (including early childhood books) and includes special guest speakers Jane Godwin, Leigh Hobbs and Bren MacDibble.

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Feb

16

Towards a Gender Equal Recovery – new Gen Vic Budget Submisison

GEN VIC has published its Victorian State Budget Submission for the financial year 2021/2022 – Towards a Gender Equal Recovery. The submission has been brought together on behalf of 42 gender equality organisations with expertise in economics, job services and placement, health, the arts, tourism, sport, social welfare and housing.

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Feb

16

Teaching Toolkit developed to support Vic early childhood teaching teams with roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten

The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Teaching Toolkit has been developed to support Victorian early childhood teaching teams with the roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. It will support teaching teams to deliver high-quality educational programs aligned to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF). (more…)

Feb

16

PolicyWorks Update to Dealing with Medical Conditions Policy

Subscribers to ELAA’s PolicyWorks should note the following update to the QA2 Dealing with Medical Conditions Policy (more…)

Feb

16

‘Making Australia the Best Place in the World to Be a Parent’ – new report to be launched on Monday

A new report commissioned by The Parenthood, entitled ‘Making Australia the Best Place in the World to Be a Parent’, is  being launched in Canberra by Zali Steggall on Monday. (more…)

Feb

16

Important reminder from DESE re deadline for families to confirm income

As part of Child Care Subsidy balancing families need to confirm their income. For the 2018–19 financial year families need to do this by 31 March 2021. (more…)

Feb

16

What are the key changes for ECEC services during the Feb 12 to 17 Vic ‘Circuit Breaker’ lock down?*

The Victorian ‘Circuit Breaker’ lock down applies from 11.59pm Friday 12 February to 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February

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Feb

12

VECTEA Access Period & Ballot

Due to some minor procedural issues regarding some employers not correctly distributing a Notice of Employee Representational Rights, the VECTEA employee access period and subsequent ballot will be delayed for a short period. We anticipate providing further advice by no later than Friday 19 February and thank you for your understanding.

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…)

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