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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

27

Capacity Building and Improvement grant applications open in Vic

Services are reminded that the Capacity Building and Improvement Grant streams of the Victorian Government’s ‘Building Blocks’ new streamlined early childhood education infrastructure program are currently taking applications. (more…)

May

27

Review of Long Service Benefits Portability Regulations

Early childhood services have been a part of the portable long service benefits scheme since 1 January 2020. The scheme is currently supported by Interim Regulations which expire on 6 November 2020. Draft permanent regulations are now available for public consultation. (more…)

May

27

May

27

Bush Kinder is back in Victoria

An update received from the Victorian Deputy Secretary (Early Childhood Education) on Friday 22 May has confirmed Bush Kinder programs can resume. (more…)

May

27

Latest AHPPC Advice on venue density

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) released updated advice on 25 May that it does not believe that the ‘venue density rule’ of no more than 1 person per 4 square metres is appropriate or practical in early childhood and learning centres, nor is maintaining 1.5m between children. (more…)

May

27

Changes to the exceptional circumstances supplementary payment

Following extensive advocacy by ELAA and other peak bodies, eligibility for the Exceptional Circumstances Supplementary Payment has been expanded. (more…)

May

21

Media release – Response to Relief Package review needs to address the big question

The Morrison Government’s response to the four-week review of its Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package brings some welcome extra relief for some services but leaves the big question unanswered – will the relief package continue beyond 28 June? (more…)

May

18

Extra cleaning and hygiene funding for kinders is great but more needed

ELAA welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of new funding grants to assist funded kindergarten services with cleaning and hygiene costs in Term 2 but looks forward to the grant period being extended and expanded to a wider selection of early childhood education and care services. (more…)

May

12

ELAA CEO update 12 May 2020

Dear ELAA members and friends

I hope you are all well and day-by-day navigating through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as effectively as possible.  ELAA continues to respond to record levels of enquiries on issues around governance, financial sustainability and workplace health and safety.  Our efforts in the coming months will increasingly shift towards supporting members to recover post-pandemic (more…)

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