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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

14

Child Care Subsidy rates update

CCS family income thresholds, the annual cap and the hourly rate caps are adjusted at the start of each financial year based on the Consumer Price Index. A fact sheet detailing the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment CCS rates from 13 July 2020 is available by CLICKING HERE .

Jul

14

New raisingchildren network resources on child sexual safety

Australian Government funded parenting website, raisingchildren.net.au, has launched a range of free resources for parents and professionals working with parents on child sexual safety.

The ten new articles are designed to help keep children safe by providing information on topics including how to talk to children and teens about sexual abuse, recognise signs of grooming, and access help lines and services. (more…)

Jul

14

Still time to enter your service in the Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards

With just under a week to go until entries close, there’s still time to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. (more…)

Jul

14

It’s VIT teacher registration time – read the update from VIT

VIT has issued an update for Victorian Early Childhood Services regarding teacher registration. The key points are: (more…)

Jul

14

Information sharing and family violence reforms: register for webinars

Early childhood education and care services, schools and health and wellbeing services will be joining the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Family Violence Action Framework in the first half of 2021. These reforms will enable professionals from authorised organisations and services to share information with other professionals to promote child wellbeing and safety and reduce family violence. In Term 3, 2020 webinars will be available for leaders of ECEC, school and OSHC services. (more…)

Jul

14

New Vic recommendations on face masks for temperature checking

The Department of Education and Training has updated its advice regarding the use of Face masks. A single-use facemask or cloth mask made to DHHS standards is recommended for early years staff performing temperature checks. (more…)

Jul

14

Important updates to ELAA’s COVID-19 FAQ page

In light of very recent Australian and Victorian Government announcements regarding Child Care Subsidy, kindergarten fee relief payments, and risk mitigation measures during the Melbourne metro and Mitchell Shire re-imposition of Stage 3 restrictions, ELAA has updated the following Frequently Asked Questions on its coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ page. Providers and managers and advised to make themselves familiar with any updates or additions dated 13 July or later. (more…)

Jul

14

Early ABLES

Early ABLES is an online assessment for learning tool to help all educators create and provide a more tailored learning experience for children aged two to five years with disabilities or developmental delay. Training to use the Early ABLES tool is done online, and contributes up to five hours to the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s annual professional learning requirements. (more…)

Jul

07

New online forum for ECEC providers

ELAA is pleased to present another online forum for ECEC providers featuring an update on Term 3 funding arrangements from Kim Little (Deputy Secretary Early Childhood) and Madeleine Smith (Executive Director, Quality Assessment and Regulation Division, Early Childhood Education) from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
(more…)

Jul

03

Clarification re wages update July 2020 (important payroll information – please read)

Providers, please note the following clarification regarding the July 2020 wage increase update published by ELAA in our member update of 2 July 2020. (more…)

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