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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.

Oct

06

Updated ECEC workplace COVID-safe directions for Term 4

With Term 4 now under way services are reminded that  the Victorian Acting Victorian Chief Health Officer recently updated directions in regard to maintaining a COVIDSafe early childhood and education (ECEC) services. Services should note the following: (more…)

Oct

06

Make sure you make the most of ELAA’s COVID-19 management resources

Members are reminded that ELAA has developed a number of resources to assist you with operating your Early Childhood Education Service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recent updates include: (more…)

Oct

06

‘Shocktober’ is here & ‘Re-start a Heart Day is October 16

‘Shocktober’ is a month-long campaign to highlight the importance of knowing where Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located and to ensure that all AEDs are made publicly accessible and registered through Ambulance Victoria. Your early childhood education and care service can play a vital role to raise awareness about CPR and AEDs in the community. (more…)

Sep

28

Celebrate a volunteer that makes a real difference

ELAA and our preferred recruitment partner, McArthur, are proud to present the 2020 McArthur Early Childhood Volunteer of the Year Awards. Celebrate the difference that volunteers make to your early learning service by nominating a special someone for this year’s Awards. (more…)

Sep

28

We want to hear from you about Professional Learning

Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) is currently adapting our Learning Brought to Life Event (originally conceived as a one day, face-to-face event) to a COVID-safe world in the form of a series of online Professional Development events, self-paced learning modules and other practical and informative resources. (more…)

Sep

21

Child Care Recovery Package targets help where it’s needed

The announcement of the Child Care Recovery package by the Australian Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, on the weekend brings some welcome re-assurance for childcare providers and families, particularly those in Victoria. (more…)

Sep

18

Support for Covid related stress and anxiety in the early years sector

If you are experiencing stress and anxiety in your workplace as a result of COVID-19, free confidential help is available. Join the WorkSafe Wellbeing Support Trial. (more…)

Sep

18

Individual learning plans (ILPs) for children placed in out-of-home care

Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) educators are reminded that the Victorian Department of Education and Training has excellent resources to support educators in developing individual learning plans (ILPs) for children placed in out-of-home care (OoHC). (more…)

Sep

17

Continued kinder fee relief good for children, service providers and parents

ELAA welcomes today’s announcement by the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, and Education Minister, James Merlino of $26.7 million in additional funding for Victorian sessional kindergarten. (more…)

Sep

14

ELAA COVID-19 provider live forum 14 September – recording now available for members

If you couldn’t catch today’s live forum you can watch the sections delivered by ELAA staff in our ELAA My Membership page on the ELAA website. (more…)

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