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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.

Mar

18

Koorie Kids Shine engagement resources

On National Close the Gap Day it’s timely to remind services about the Victorian Government’s Koorie Kids Shine initiative. (more…)

Mar

18

Want to know more about ‘Kinder Tick’?

Following the Victorian Government’s launch of the Kinder Tick initiative this month, the Department of Education and Training (DET) has further information on:
• the Kinder Tick state-wide advertising campaign
• additional tools to help services and staff explain the Kinder Tick to families
• new signage and promotional Kinder Tick items available for services to order. (more…)

Mar

16

Help your service’s families get the right amount of CCS

A recent advice from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has reminded services to remind families that they need to report their incomes to Services Australia for the “balancing” of Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Families must confirm their income after the end of each financial year to ensure they are paid the right amount of CCS. (more…)

Mar

16

Centre for Community Child Health quality improvement webinar

The Centre for Community Child Health have a free webinar in their Thriving Children, Thriving Communities series: (more…)

Mar

16

The KIMS Win for Efficient Services

For most Victorian Kindergarten services the KIMS data collection looms large every year, with the update of required student information into the KIM system often a very manual process. For services utlising the EnrolNow One platform this previous headache is a simple csv download and upload. EnrolNow has been engaging with the Victorian Department of Education on the KIMS Reform project (more…)

Mar

16

Is your service ready for the Information Sharing and Family Violence Reform?

From the beginning of Term 2, authorised Victorian Early Childhood Education and Care Professionals will be able to share information about children’s wellbeing and safety with other authorised professionals who work with children and families. The Reform builds upon and complements your existing child and family wellbeing and safety responsibilities and practices. It covers all aspects of service delivery from early identification, screening, risk assessment, and management, to safety planning, collaborative practice, stabilisation, and recovery. (more…)

Mar

16

ELAA CEO Update 16 March 2021

Dear members,

I hope you are all happy and healthy and the week ahead looks great. ELAA’s Board of Management recently endorsed our new long term strategy called “ELAA 2025”.  Over the coming editions of e-news, I will be sharing key elements of the strategy with members.  The strategy development process revealed a rapidly changing sector with increasingly privatised delivery models and a sustained shift in parent demand over time to long day care service provision. (more…)

Mar

15

DESE announces gap fee waiver extension

The Australian Department of Education, Skills, and Employment has advised that the gap fee waiver provision has been extended nationally from 31 January 2021 until 30 June 2021. Services directed to close by a local authority due to COVID-19 can now waive gap fees until (more…)

Mar

15

2021 National Workforce Census – mandatory for approved childcare providers and encouraged for services

The fourth Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census is being conducted from April to June this year. The National Workforce Census collects detailed information on service usage, children with additional needs, access to preschool programs and staff details, including staff demographics, types of work, qualifications, experience, and current study. This important collection is used to provide a national overview of the early childhood education and care workforce. (more…)

Mar

15

Early ABLES assessment learning tool expansion

The Early ABLES (Early Abilities Based Learning and Education Support) online assessment learning tool has been expanded to include three new assessments: (more…)

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