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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.

Nov

06

ELAA CEO Update 6 November 2020

Dear members and friends

it certainly is a welcome change and encouraging to see seven days in a row of ‘zero’ new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria. Given this recent trend and the steady relaxing of restrictions in Victoria, I hope you, your staff and families are starting to feel more optimistic about 2021. We are at ELAA (more…)

Nov

04

Latest Vic Department of Education and Training COVID-19 update

The most recent Vic DET COVID-19 update was published 4 November. Key points included in the update for ECEC providers include: (more…)

Nov

04

Early Childhood Education Foundation … providing a foundation for the future…

While over 60,000 children access kindergarten programs across Victoria each year, many of these children miss out on the opportunity to attend a quality kindergarten program in the year before they commence school because their parents are unable to afford the fees. (more…)

Nov

04

Updated Employee Management and Development Resource now available and it’s free

The Employee Management & Development (EM&D) resource is a step-by-step guide, providing employers and managers with information and tools to develop and implement an EM&D process in their service/s. This resource was produced by ELAA, in partnership with the Department of Education and Training (DET). (more…)

Nov

04

November Award Updates – ELAA Wage Bulletins Available Monday 9 November

Please read for important information relating to rate increases under the Clerks Private Sector Award plus other changes to the Children Services Award 2010 and Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2020. (more…)

Nov

04

Child care providers should regularly check the DESE website for COVID resources

The Australian Department of Education Skills and Employment has excellent resources to assist child care providers to manage their service during the COVID-19 pandemic including: (more…)

Oct

22

ELAA CEO update 22 October 2020

Dear members and friends

As we head into the Grand Final weekend I wanted to wish you all a well-earned break and best of luck to all those Tigers and Cats supporters.

This fortnight’s eNews features essential updates on the do’s and don’ts of photographers taking photos at Victorian services and transition visits to prepare children for school in 2021. (more…)

Oct

22

Save the date for the ELAA Annual General Meeting

The ELAA Board and staff are delighted to invite members, parent volunteers and colleagues from across the early learning sector to the 2020 ELAA AGM which will be held virtually  via Zoom on Thursday, 19 November at 6.30pm. (more…)

Oct

21

Photos can now be taken at Vic services but there are strict conditions

Vic DET have advised that photography in an Early Childhood service can occur with the following conditions (more…)

Oct

21

Transition visits can now take place in metro Melbourne

DET have advised that the current advice from the Chief Health Officer is that kinder transition visits can occur now in metropolitan Melbourne in line with what is already occurring in regional Victoria, rather than having to wait until Step 3 of the Roadmap is activated. (more…)

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