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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

03

Discover science shows, workshops & STEM PD that work

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Since 2004 Fizzics Education has worked with over 2 million children across Australia, creating learning opportunities that truly are hands-on and meaningful. (more…)

Jul

03

bestchance School Readiness Funding Conference

The School Readiness Funding (SRF) initiative is not just about supporting children in their transition to school, it is also about building the capacity of educators and services to better prepare children for their journey in education. (more…)

Jul

02

New Wages Bulletins Now on ELAA Website

Important – early years service managers and Committees of Management should take note of updated Wage Rates that have now been published on the ELAA Website.

New wage rates start from the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 July, 2019. (more…)

Jun

28

Preschool Matters Term 2 now available online

Dear ELAA members and supporters

Preschool Matters Term 2 is available on the ELAA website now. There’s some great holiday reading including:

  • An ACECQA ‘Excellent Rating’ success story from Albert Park Kindergarten
  • Updated information on 2020 service staffing level requirements
  • A Q&A re long service leave entitlements
  • A profile on Community Kinders Plus
  • An update on ELAA’s professional development program for the rest of the year
  • A huge wrap up on our 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Tips on managing the safety of children at drop off and pick up.
  • A feature on the Be You Professional Learning Program to promote mentally healthy early years services
  • News, events, grant opportunities and more.

Happy reading!

Regards

David Worland
CEO ELAA

Jun

19

Jun

19

ELAA CEO update 19 June 2019

ELAA has been working in close consultation with members, the State Government and Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) around the administrative and financial challenges currently faced by many not-for-profit early childhood service providers.  In a pleasing development, ELAA was informed this morning of a one-off grant fund for (more…)

Jun

18

Feedback opportunity on review of the National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework (NQF) is being reviewed over the next two years to see what areas of the NQF can still be improved, including the National Law and National Regulations and ELAA would like your feedback. (more…)

Jun

18

Bunnings voucher winners

Congratulations to Apollo Bay Preschool (Apollo Bay) & St John Kindergarten (Croydon) who won a $200 Bunnings voucher (more…)

Jun

17

New Worksafe glass safety alert for Vic early years services

An update to a glass safety alert for Victorian early childhood services has been published on the Worksafe Victoria website following serious injury to a five-year-old child at a service. (more…)

Jun

17

Research into career support in early childhood

The Department of Education and Training is working with ACIL Allen to research career support and professional development for early childhood staff in kindergarten services. Early childhood teachers, educators and leaders are encouraged to share their experiences (more…)

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