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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.

Jul

27

Term 3 cleaning grants and grants for infectious cleans

The Department of Education and Training will shortly transfer COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene grants to all funded kindergarten service providers for Term 3. In line with previous COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene grants: (more…)

Jul

27

Education and Care Regulations Amendment

On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) including displaying of service rating certificates and managing risks while transporting children. (more…)

Jul

27

Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing) updated

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has updated the Guide to Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (child wellbeing) to reflect changes that took effect on 1 July 2021. (more…)

Jul

27

Can you spare 15 minutes to help us to advocate for a National Early Years Workforce Strategy

We need your help before 30 July.

A quality and available workforce is essential to early childhood education and care. Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA), Community Child Care (CCC) and Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) are working together to inform the National Workforce Strategy so that it addresses the immediate and longer-term needs of the sector. Can you help? (more…)

Jul

21

Insurance and claims made easier for VMIA-insured Early Learning providers

If you’re insured under VMIA’s Community Service Organsiation (education) insurance program, you will soon have secure access to a portal where you’ll be able to see and manage your VMIA insurance and claims. (more…)

Jul

20

VECTEA 2020 implementation support sessions

If staff in your Early Childhood Education and Care service come under the VECTEA 2020 then these two sessions are ideal for providers and managers tasked with implementing the new VECTEA 2020 in your service. Both sessions are FREE and delivered online. (more…)

Jul

16

New Community Climate Change and Energy Action grants available for community organisations

Sustainability Victoria is delivering grants of up to $50,000 for community organisations to upgrade the energy efficiency of their facilities via the Community Climate Change and Energy Action Program. Sustainability Victoria will be working with Victorian community organisations such as kindergartens (more…)

Jul

14

VECTEA 2020 Approval and Implementation

The Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA 2020) was approved by the Fair Work Commission on 12 July, and will come into operation on Monday, 19 July 2021. (more…)

Jul

14

ELAA CEO Update 14 July 2021

Welcome to the first edition of ELAA’s eNews for Term 3 2021. Our CEO, David Worland, is taking a well-earned break, so this eNews is brought to you by the Acting Co-CEO (Advocacy), Megan O’Connell. (more…)

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