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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.

Jul

14

Make sure your workplace is displaying the new WorkSafe Vic poster

WorkSafe Victoria have updated the “If you are injured at work poster” to include information about mental injury support. This new poster is available in multiple languages and employers must display the latest version in their workplaces.

Download your copies of the new poster BY CLICKING HERE

Jul

14

WorkSafe update on mental injury Provisional Payments

Victorian workers can now access early treatment and support for up to 13 weeks, while they await the outcome of their mental injury claim. This support is called provisional payments. (more…)

Jul

14

The wheels are not going round and round – school transport and kinder kids

ELAA recently contributed to the VCOSS submission to the Victorian Economic and Infrastructure Committee’s inquiry into the use of school buses in rural and regional Victoria. The submission: (more…)

Jul

14

Changes to Child Care Subsidy for new financial year

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) have advised about a range of changes to the Child Care Subsidy Scheme as we move into the new financial year: (more…)

Jul

14

New Child Safe Standards from July 2022

The Victorian Government has announced eleven new Child Safe Standards (Standards) will replace Victoria’s current seven standards and principles. The Standards are changing to provide more consistency with Standards in the rest of Australia and to strengthen protection from child abuse. Key changes to the standards include new requirements: (more…)

Jul

14

Eligible ECEC staff encouraged to register and get vaccinated

More staff working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector are now eligible for priority COVID-19 vaccination. This extension relates to staff who interact with children living with a specified underlying medical condition or significant disability. ELAA urges early childhood education and care workers eligible to book in for a vaccine (more…)

Jul

13

More ECEC staff now included Vic COVID-19  vaccination priority groups

More staff working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector will be eligible for priority COVID-19 vaccination. This extension relates to staff who interact with children living with a specified underlying medical condition or significant disability. (more…)

Jul

13

Update on FREE resources to help providers with funded 3-year-old kindergarten

ELAA are excited to announce the release two new FREE resources, just in time to support approved providers with the planning and implementation of 3-year-old kindergarten service provision for 2022. (more…)

Jul

06

Help us to advocate for the right National Early Years Workforce Strategy

A quality and available workforce is essential to early childhood education and care. Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA), Community Child Care (CCC) and Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) are working together to inform the National Workforce Strategy so that it addresses the immediate and longer-term needs of the sector. We are hearing from our members that there are pressing staff shortages and want to understand more about the nature of these shortages and their impact. Your anonymous responses (more…)

Jul

05

Heal Country! Celebrate NAIDOC week 4 – 11 July 2021

It’s NAIDOC Week and the theme across Australia is “Heal Country!”. Find out more. (more…)

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