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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.

Nov

07

Be prepared for heatwaves, bushfires and thunderstorm asthma this summer

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has emergency and evacuation management policies and procedures and resources for early childhood education and care services on its website and now is the time to check them out. (more…)

Nov

07

Parents from all walks of life sometimes need help with kindergarten fees

Over 60,000 children access kindergarten programs across Victoria each year. However, many children miss out on the opportunity to attend a quality kindergarten program in the year before they commence school because their parents are unable to afford the fees for a wide variety of reasons. (more…)

Nov

07

Looking to have your say in ELAA submissions?

ELAA is frequently invited to contribute to submissions on a diverse range of topics relevant to the ECEC sector. We are looking at establishing a flexible advisory group of approximately 8-10 members including representatives from early years management organisations and stand-alone kindergartens who are interested in helping to shape submissions. (more…)

Nov

07

Review of Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct

The Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct plays an important role in establishing a set of principles which describe the professional conduct, personal conduct and professional competence expected of all Victorian teachers by their colleagues and the community. (more…)

Nov

07

ELAA supports call for national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

ELAA has joined more than 80 organisations and commissioners in a call for a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Australia. (more…)

Nov

07

Share the Dignity and help women and girls in need this Christmas

ELAA Preferred Partner, Bunnings, are proud to be supporting Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the Bag” campaign for the third year at all Bunnings stores, Trade Centres and Distribution Centres across Australia.  The campaign is a collection drive for handbags filled with essential items (things that we take for granted but are luxuries for some) which are provided as Christmas gifts for women and girls in need. (more…)

Oct

24

Review of Inclusion Support Program Guidelines

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) is a key part of the Child Care Safety Net. It assists early childhood education and care services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers. The Department of Education has now published draft updated ISP Guidelines (more…)

Oct

24

ELAA CEO Update – 24 October, 2019

I hope you are all well and have had some time to enjoy the sunshine over the last few days.  For this edition of E-News, I wanted to provide a reminder to our employer members to make sure they remain informed regarding implementation of the Portable Long Service Scheme in Victoria.  On 1 January 2020, the new scheme will become operational. (more…)

Oct

23

VCOSS launches Climate of Fairness report

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has launched a major report about climate change called A Climate of Fairness.

This report to the Victorian Government underlines VCOSS’ position that the response to climate change must be a fair one i.e. that it can’t be allowed to hurt people who are already poor, sick or socially isolated. (more…)

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