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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.

May

05

National Road Safety Week 2021 is 16 – 23 May

Every year, the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads remains far too high, with 1,200 deaths and 44,000 serious injuries annually with a Road Trauma cost to the Australian economy of more than $30 billion. National Road Safety Week (NRSW) throws a spotlight on the collective and vital work to save lives (including pre-school aged children) and injuries on our roads  This year’s NRSW has a daily theme: (more…)

May

05

Remind your parents about Child Care Subsidy balancing deadlines

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) are encouraging providers and services to remind families about the next deadline for balancing Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

Two important deadlines fall on 30 June 2021: (more…)

May

05

Good news for EYMs … government announces new grants

ELAA has been advised by the Victorian Department of Education and Training of a new one-off grant to be made available to Victorian Early Years Managers (EYMs). The grants will assist EYM services running or commencing a funded Three-Year-Old program and are a direct result of ELAA’s advocacy to government on behalf of EYMs. (more…)

May

05

Don’t take it as read – adult literacy

ELAA recently contributed to the VCOSS Submission to the Commonwealth House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training inquiry into Adult literacy and its importance. Literacy skills enable people to get a job, look after their health and thrive in the community. The submission calls on the Commonwealth Government to invest in prevention and early intervention measures, such as committing to long-term funding under the National Partnerships Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education and expanding this to include the provision of three-year-old kindergarten.

May

05

National Quality Framework 2019 Review

ELAA has consulted with our members in the formulation of this submission to the National Quality Framework 2019 Review through meetings, a workshop and promoting the opportunity to provide written feedback directly. ELAA’s extensive experience in providing the Road Safety Education program over the past eleven years informed our detailed feedback on children’s safety during regular transportation, including identifying additional risks for consideration. The options outlined in relation to evacuation from multi-story buildings were also supported and additional considerations were proposed such as recognition of the role of lockdowns as an emergency response. (more…)

Apr

28

Recording of ELAA forum re Child Information Sharing Reforms and new three-year-old kindergarten roll-out

If you attended yesterday’s ELAA online forum re the Child Information Sharing Reforms and new three-year-old kindergarten roll-out update or if you missed it then you can watch our recording (more…)

Apr

26

Term 2 – 2021 Free Committee Training

FREE COMMITTEE of MANAGEMENT SEMINARS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Covering Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements | Quality Area 7: Governance and Leadership

Coming soon … Employee Management Information sessions on 28 April. Bookings still  available.

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Apr

20

ELAA CEO Update 20 April 2021

Dear members and friends

Welcome to the first eNews for Term 2.

VECTEA

I am pleased to announce that the eagerly anticipated Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA) access and voting process will be re-commencing this week, following the recent Fair Work Commission hearing to confirm the list of respondent employers. (more…)

Apr

19

ELAA consultation on the NQF Review

The ELAA Submission Advisory Group and other interested ELAA members are invited to provide advice on ELAA’s submission to the National Quality Framework review. The Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) highlights problems, potential solutions and the implications of these solutions. An examination of CRIS has identified key areas relevant to ELAA members as being: (more…)

Apr

19

VECTEA VOTE TO COMMENCE IN TERM 2

ELAA is pleased to announce that the VECTEA voting process has recommenced. The access period will commence from Wednesday 21 April Please 2021 until Sunday 2 May 2021 and the VECTEA vote will open on Monday, 3 May 2021 (00:01 hours AEST) and close on Monday, 10 May 2021 (23:59 hours AEST). (more…)

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