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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.

Jan

29

New 2021 Vic Free Kinder policies now available to ELAA PolicyWorks subscribers

In support of our members who have opted into the Victorian Government’s 2021 Free Kindergarten initiative and have access to PolicyWorks, ELAA has developed two additional PolicyWorks templates that reflect the changes required by this initiative. (more…)

Jan

28

ELAA office and member solutions enquiry service early close – Friday, 29 Jan

Please note the ELAA office and member solutions enquiry service will be closing early tomorrow, Friday 29 January 2021. The office and the enquiry service will close at 12 Noon tomorrow and resume normal hours on Monday.

Regards

THE ELAA TEAM

Jan

11

Give your holidays a boost at Road to Zero

Dates: Tuesday 5 January – Saturday 23 January
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: TAC’s Road to Zero Education Complex, Melbourne Museum, Lower Ground Floor
Age group: Booster tag activity (4 – 11 years); Ad making activity (8-13 year olds)

Boost your children’s holiday fun at the TAC’s Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum these summer holidays. (more…)

Dec

16

Online Study – Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

Are you looking to make a difference in the early childhood teaching space? Our Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching, at the University of Melbourne, will allow you to deliver richer educational experiences that contribute to social change. (more…)

Dec

16

ELAA CEO update 16 December 2020

Dear ELAA members

As the year draws to a close I would like to again thank every one of our members and their dedicated staff for their commitment in responding to everything that 2020 has thrown at us – from bushfires and floods to the COVID-19 pandemic and the seismic change that it brought to the way early childhood education services are operated and funded. (more…)

Dec

15

Important VECTEA UPDATE re approval, funding, time release and org day

Approval process

ELAA has been in discussions with Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Australian Education Union (AEU) regarding the timetable of the employee approval ballot and it has been agreed that this will occur in February/March. If the proposed VECTEA is approved by a majority of employees who vote then we will proceed to the formal approval process at the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The exact timetable for this step (more…)

Dec

15

Families in Australia Survey – Towards COVID Normal

The Australian Government’s key research body about family wellbeing, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, is asking Australians 18 years and over to tell them about how they and their families are going. Even as the nation moves to very low levels of active COVID cases and eased restrictions, the lives of most Australian families are still different to pre-pandemic times. The FIA survey seeks to (more…)

Dec

15

‘Building Blocks’ inclusivity grants now open for applications

If your service is looking for funding to upgrade facilities, or purchase equipment, to provide safe and inclusive environments for children of all needs and abilities the Victorian Government has two categories of grants now available for application: (more…)

Dec

14

Data security and COVID 19: Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe

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While COVID-19 is capturing attention around the world, cybercriminals are capitalising on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak. In Australia, the Australia Cyber Security Centre has reported an increase in phishing scams that attempt to steal personal information or to infect your devices with malware, and ads that peddle false information or scam products. (more…)

Dec

14

News from the Road Safety Education Team

What a year 2020 has been! It has seen a shift in our delivery with emphasis on producing new resources and virtual delivery. Not only have we produced fantastic resources for educators and parents on teaching children about road safety, a fabulous new website, we can announce that Professor Speriment is (more…)

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