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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.

Dec

02

Reminder re new staffing requirements from 1 January 2020

From the Victorian Department of Education November Quality Assessment and Regulation update …

From 1 January 2020, Victorian long day care services and kindergartens will need to have a second early childhood teacher or a ‘suitably qualified person’ in attendance when 60 or more children preschool age or under are being educated and cared for on a given day. (more…)

Dec

02

Precautionary advice on early years service drinking water systems

From the Victorian Department of Education and Training Quality Assessment and Regulation Update November 2019

Precautionary advice: flushing drinking water systems

As a precaution, we recommend early childhood services flush drinking water supply systems to reduce potential exposure to metals that can dissolve into drinking water from some plumbing products. (more…)

Dec

02

ACECQA ‘critical reflection’ and ‘continuous quality improvement’ videos

From the November ACECQA Newsletter …

Two new videos have been developed by ACECQA featuring service leaders’ shared experiences of important and sometimes challenging aspects of the NQS: critical reflection (1.3.2) and continuous improvement (7.2.1). (more…)

Nov

29

Refer an early childhood teacher and be rewarded with $1000

ELAA partner, McArthur Early Childhood Education, are working with the Department of Education and Training in recruiting Early Childhood Educators and Teachers for regional areas in Victoria for 2020. The rollout of 3-year-old kindergarten in regional Victoria means there’s great opportunities and incentives for qualified early childhood teachers. (more…)

Nov

29

#GivingTuesday is Tuesday December 3rd so save the date

#GivingTuesday is an opportunity to give back to the organisations making a difference in people’s lives. (more…)

Nov

29

ELAA members save even more at Bunnings warehouses

Bunnings and ELAA are excited to announce MORE items have been discounted for ELAA members with over 6,500 discounted items. We have listened to our members and added Child Safety, Arts and Crafts, Security Systems, Solar Panels, Play and Garden Equipment to the discounted range. ELAA Member Savings and Benefits at Bunnings include: (more…)

Nov

20

ELAA CEO Update 20 November 2019

I wanted to reflect on the ELAA AGM which was held at Collingwood Town Hall last Thursday evening.  It was so pleasing to see ELAA members coming together to discuss sector issues and compare notes in a relaxed environment (with some great live Jazz in the background). (more…)

Nov

19

Victorian Census of Workforces that Intersect with Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighted the lack of detailed knowledge and essential workforce data about family violence in Victoria. The Victorian Government has committed to addressing this gap, which includes undertaking a workforce census every two years to deliver continuous workforce planning and development improvements for people who come into contact with family violence, in the course of their work. Participation in the census is now open … (more…)

Nov

19

Information sharing reforms – have your say

The next phase of the Child Information and Family Violence Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM is now open for public consultation. A proposed Phase Two of the reforms introducing further workforces (including early learning and care services) is now open for public consultation. (more…)

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