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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.

Apr

28

Seeking more clarification on JobKeeper

ELAA understands that there is considerable confusion around the eligibility of kindergartens for JobKeeper payment. (more…)

Apr

28

New search tool and national helpline for families seeking childcare

If you know of families, with priority to  looking for services for their children, please let them know that StartingBlocks.gov.au Find Child Care can help them find a safe, quality service. It lists open services approved under Australia’s National Quality Framework and monitored by regulatory authorities to safeguard children’s safety, health, wellbeing and development. 

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Apr

28

Part-scholarships on offer for community leaders

Hundreds of not-for-profit leaders will be given the chance to win a part-scholarship to complete ICDA’s (Institute of Community Directors) Diploma of Governance (BSB52318). (more…)

Apr

28

Quarterly return to the Vic Portable Long Service Leave Scheme due on 30 April

Children’s services, including Approved Providers and licensed children’s services, are required to make their first quarterly returns for the Victorian Portable Long Service Leave Scheme by 30 April. (more…)

Apr

28

Update on late fees when receiving the Aust. Gov’t Education and Care Relief Package

ELAA recently received a member query regarding the charging of late fees where a service is receiving the Education and Care Relief Package. The relevant advice from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment is provided below:

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Apr

28

ELAA Preferred Partner Benefit – free online superannuation webinars

ELAA Preferred superannuation partner, AustralianSuper are offering free online superannuation webinars designed for employers and employees. This information will be particularly valuable for those concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their superannuation. Read on for more information from AustralianSuper (more…)

Apr

28

Financial Management and Ending the year on a high – AGM and Handover FREE Governance training sessions

ELAA, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) , is committed to ensure that Committees of Management continue to be supported during these challenging times. This is especially important seeing that services are required to continue regular operations and maintain their obligations to meet legislation and laws. (more…)

Apr

23

New COVID-19 resources exclusively for ELAA members

ELAA has added two more fact sheets to our member-only coronavirus (COVID-19) resource section on ELAA website. While answers to common ECEC COVID-19 related questions are freely available on ELAA’s public-facing COVID-19 FAQ page, the resources in our coronavirus (COVID-19) resource section on our My Membership page provide more in-depth practical and instructive advice, and are only available to ELAA members. (more…)

Apr

16

2nd online COVID 19 forum with Vic DET Deputy Secretary (Early Childhood) announced

Announcing our 2nd online forum with Kim Little – Vic DET Deputy Secretary (Early Childhood) – to the hear the latest on how the Victorian Government is supporting Victorian early years services during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic plus more advice and resources from ELAA. (more…)

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