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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

02

Boosters

Updated Pandemic Orders require that, workers in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services will not be permitted to attend an ECEC service if they have not received a third dose by the relevant deadline unless they have a valid medical exception. (more…)

Feb

02

COVIDSafe ECEC Settings Guide has been updated

The Department of Education and Training (Vic DET) has released an updated version of the COVIDSafe ECEC Settings Guide which takes account of the Victoria’s back-to-school and ECEC plan. (more…)

Feb

02

Child Information Sharing Capacity Building Grants Program 2021-22

ELAA has been awarded the Child Information Sharing (the CIS Grants Program) Capacity Building Grants Program 2021-22 for our project, ‘The ABCs of CIS’. The CIS Grants Program and its funded activities are intended to support cultural change in prescribed workforces. This includes understanding and using the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) (more…)

Feb

02

Kinder Ventilation Support Funding – Grants remain open

Kinder ventilation support funding grants remain open. Projects could include the purchase of air purifiers, installation of shade sales or structures to create outdoor learning spaces and other (more…)

Feb

02

Rentokil Initial – Air Purification units now available

We are aware that some of our members have had difficulty sourcing air purifiers. ELAA’s Preferred Partner, Rentokil Initial currently has stock of a range of different Air Purification units to suit different environments, risks and budgets. (more…)

Feb

02

VECTEA Mirror Agreements Approved

The Fair Work Commission has approved the VECTEA mirror agreements, the Victorian Early Childhood Agreement 2021 (VECA) and the Victorian Early Education Agreement 2021 (VEEA). (more…)

Feb

02

VECTEA Teacher Capability Assessment (Validation) – DET resources expected mid term-1

Members may have recently received notification from their teachers regarding the new validation requirements under the VECTEA, the Capability Assessment. Under the VECTEA 2020 and mirror agreements, employers must conduct an internal Capability Assessment for their eligible Level 2.5 teachers to progress to Level 3.1 (clause 50.2). (more…)

Jan

25

Need some answers about the latest COVID rules for early learning services?

Join ELAA and a representative from the Victorian Department of Education and Training to hear answers to some of the biggest COVID questions in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. (more…)

Jan

25

Important update re RAT testing, new Vic COVID-safe Settings Guide, DET & ELAA COVID info forums

Dear ELAA member

With the Victorian School term starting next week please note the following important updates re management of COVID-19 in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Services. (more…)

Jan

17

Rapid Antigen Testing in Early education and care Settings

CELA, ELAA and CCC believe that a higher level of rapid antigen testing is required in education and care settings, in light of the Federal Government’s decision to make educators exempt from household isolation requirements.

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