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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

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.

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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…)

Jun

09

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 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…)

Jun

09

ELAA welcomes our new preferred partner – EnrolNow

ELAA is very excited to announce that we have added a new preferred partner to our exclusive preferred partner group. (more…)

Jun

09

Gender pay equity and COVID-19

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and is investigating industry specific barriers to pay equity with a focus on how to tailor future education for small to medium enterprises (SME) including those involved in early childhood education and care to improve pay equity. (more…)

Jun

09

Individual Learning Plans for Children in Out-of-Home Care

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has recently released a new resource to support early childhood educators to develop individual learning plans (ILPs) for children placed in out-of-home care (OoHC). (more…)

Jun

09

ACER free resources for improving preschool to Year 2 children’s understanding of science

A set of free resources has been published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) with the aim of improving young children’s understanding of science. ACER’s Science in the early years series has been developed to help preschool and Foundation to Year 2 educators incorporate the latest research into science learning and development into their teaching. (more…)

Jun

09

Front Project calls for providers to help with economic modelling

The Front Project is seeking assistance from ECEC providers to better understand possible futures of early learning sector after COVID-19 crisis. Please read the following from the Front Project. (more…)

Jun

08

Rollback of free childcare bets on swift economic recovery and no second pandemic wave

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government to roll back the Childcare Relief Package re-introduces affordability issues for Australian families and could also compromise the financial viability of early childhood education and care providers should the economic outlook worsen or the nation experience further significant COVID-19 related disruption. (more…)

Jun

01

New FREE governance resource for rural EYMs

ELAA is very pleased to announce that it has published it’s Governance Support Manual for Rural Early Years Managers. (more…)

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