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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.

Jun

23

Promoting wellbeing in stressful times

Mental health and wellbeing are important for personal and professional success. When you look after yourself, you’re in a better position to support those around you, including family, colleagues and the children in your care. (more…)

Jun

23

Vic Gov extends trial on trial of Play Learn Grow

Play Learn Grow is a online resource that provides Victorian parents and carers with evidence-based practical advice and ideas to help their children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

The program, developed with parenting experts including the Parenting Research Centre, is free and aimed at parents of two-year-old and three-year-old children. (more…)

Jun

23

Engagement of CALD Families

ELAA has provided a supplementary submission  to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into early childhood engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. (more…)

Jun

23

Do you want to help ARACY and UNICEF gather knowledge on the impacts of COVID-19?

ARACY and UNICEF Australia launched the Australian Children’s Knowledge Acceleration Hub, a new initiative to ensure the impacts of COVID-19 on children in Australia are fully understood and communicated to decision-makers at all levels. (more…)

Jun

23

Transition Grant offers need to be accepted by providers by 1 July 2020

Approved providers are receiving Grant offers under the Community Child Care Fund from the Australian Government in the form of Transition Payments as the sector prepares to return to the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy on 13 July 2020. The Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package (Relief Package) will cease on 12 July 2020, with the CCS and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) resuming from 13 July 2020. (more…)

Jun

23

More free Child Safe Standards & Reportable Conduct webinars

The Commission for Children and Young People have added the following new free webinars : (more…)

Jun

23

It’s time to renew your ELAA membership

The past few months have been a period of immense change for everyone and ELAA has continued to provide timely advice, support and resources for our members throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (more…)

Jun

10

eNews 10 June 2020 now available

Click for the web version of  eNews 10 June 2020 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Jun

10

ELAA online forum recording re Child Care Relief changes and Vic portable long service leave now available in member area

On 9 June ELAA hosted another online forum for members. The session featured:

  • Vic Deputy Sec Early Childhood, Kim Little, with an update on COVID-19 revenue relief and operational matters for early years services
  • an ELAA update on the latest changes to the Federal Child Care Relief package
  • a presentation and Q&A from representatives from the Vic Portable Long Service Leave Authority.

(more…)

Jun

10

ELAA CEO update 10 June 2020

Over the weekend, the Federal Government announced its transition plan back to the child care subsidy and replacement of the JobKeeper subsidy for most services with a transition payment.  (more…)

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