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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.

Dec

12

Have you emailed your service Bunnings PowerPass details to ELAApowerpass@bunnings.com.au to receive a bigger discount?

Bunnings and ELAA are excited to announce MORE items have been discounted for ELAA members with over 6,500 discounted items. We have listened to our members and added Child Safety, Arts and Crafts, Security Systems, Solar Panels, Play and Garden Equipment to the discounted range. ELAA Member Savings and Benefits at Bunnings include: (more…)

Dec

10

Federal Government announces continued funding of ACECQA

ELAA welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, to continue funding for the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) from 1 July 2020. (more…)

Dec

06

Missing out on kinder because your mum’s sick just shouldn’t happen

Having a sick mum is bad enough but missing out on kinder because she’s sick just shouldn’t happen. Giving to the Early Childhood Education Foundation will make a huge difference in the lives of children like Sian* (more…)

Dec

03

ELAA CEO Update 3 December 2019

Read for updates on ELAA’s Federal advocacy re 15 Hours and the NQF, Victorian School Readiness Funding, and VECTEA renegotiations. (more…)

Dec

03

Have you used ELAA’s Employee Management and Development (EM&D) Kit?

We want to hear your feedback! ELAA are currently reviewing the EM&D kit and we want to hear from employers and managers to understand how we can make it more useful and practical for you. (more…)

Dec

02

Need help calculating end-of-year staff leave entitlements?

ELAA can help. To assist members to prepare for the last payroll processes of the year, ELAA is pleased to present our pro-rata annual leave calculator for 2019.  (more…)

Dec

02

Reminder re new staffing requirements from 1 January 2020

From the Victorian Department of Education November Quality Assessment and Regulation update …

From 1 January 2020, Victorian long day care services and kindergartens will need to have a second early childhood teacher or a ‘suitably qualified person’ in attendance when 60 or more children preschool age or under are being educated and cared for on a given day. (more…)

Dec

02

Precautionary advice on early years service drinking water systems

From the Victorian Department of Education and Training Quality Assessment and Regulation Update November 2019

Precautionary advice: flushing drinking water systems

As a precaution, we recommend early childhood services flush drinking water supply systems to reduce potential exposure to metals that can dissolve into drinking water from some plumbing products. (more…)

Dec

02

ACECQA ‘critical reflection’ and ‘continuous quality improvement’ videos

From the November ACECQA Newsletter …

Two new videos have been developed by ACECQA featuring service leaders’ shared experiences of important and sometimes challenging aspects of the NQS: critical reflection (1.3.2) and continuous improvement (7.2.1). (more…)

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