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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

28

Some important reminders from DESE re Transition Payment Grants and CCS session reporting

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has recently published some key reminders for Childcare providers. Providers are reminded to please accept your Transition Payment Grant offer via DocuSign as soon as possible to receive your payments. (more…)

Jul

28

Have your say on the future of child care funding

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) will be conducting a survey of services from 31 July to 5 August 2020 about the current measures to support the transition back to Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Individual services will receive the survey via email from ORIMA Research on Friday 31 July 2020. (more…)

Jul

28

Updated Vic DHHS information re cleaning and disinfecting after a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case

A new guide has been developed by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide advice on cleaning and disinfecting an early childhood education and care service when a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the centre. (more…)

Jul

28

Family Day Care and In Home Care COVID-19 DESE Information Session – watch now

On 24 July 2020, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment held an information session for Family Day Care and In Home Care providers to discuss their obligations under the Transition Payment. (more…)

Jul

28

DESE update re additional reporting requirement for temporary closures of services

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment  has recently published advice that Services that need to temporarily close for COVID-19 related reasons must now also report closures (and re-openings) via your third party software or the Provider Entry Point (PEP). (more…)

Jul

28

A clean start for a fresh term 3 – order with Officeworks

ELAA Partner message

Keeping children safe and healthy at kindergarten can be a big challenge at the best of times. Right now, it’s more important than ever to make sure their play and learning environments are as clean and hygienic as possible. (more…)

Jul

28

New handy COVID-19 planning and Long Service Leave tools exclusively for ELAA members

There is a new COVID-19 resource in the ELAA website My Membership area. You can find it under the OHS and Wellbeing Section on the left hand side menu titled ‘COVID-19 Planning Checklist.’ The checklist is intended to support continued health and hygiene practices during on-site learning and members should find it simple and useful. (more…)

Jul

28

Tell La Trobe University what you need to know about autism

If you’re a medical, allied health, or early childhood professional working with pre-school aged children, La Trobe University’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre  want to understand your autism training needs. (more…)

Jul

28

EnrolNow One – Student Software Specifically for Kindergarten and Preschools

The ever-changing environment for kindergartens and preschools is unprecedented with words like ‘pivot’ and ‘agile’ are being thrown around readily. Not surprisingly, systems and software platforms that enable services to effectively respond are in demand. EnrolNow One offers a robust student database that allows services to access detailed information about children and their enrolments at the click of a button. (more…)

Jul

27

Free wellbeing webinars for Victorian educators

Don’t miss Wellbeing in Action – How does it really work? this Thursday 30 July – register now. The Victorian Department of Education and Training and Early Childhood Australia invite you to a series of free webinars for Victorian educators focussed on educator wellbeing.

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