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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.

Sep

10

Introducing Australia’s First Certified Carbon Neutral Kindergarten

ELAA member, Albert Park Preschool, announced on Saturday that it had achieved its five year dream to become the first certified carbon neutral early childhood service in Australia. (more…)

Sep

10

Richard Marles MP finds out why Early Learning Matters at Bond St Kindergarten

ELAA member, Bond Street Kindergarten in Newtown welcomed the Member for Corio and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Richard Marles MP, as a visitor on Tuesday, 5 September as part of Early Learning Matters Week, a national initiative of the Early Learning Everyone Benefits campaign. (more…)

Sep

10

New Worksafe Guidance on cots, highchairs and change tables

Early childhood workers risk injury when they bend, reach or twist to lift young children onto and off change tables and into and out of highchairs and cots. (more…)

Sep

09

DAD – a film about autism and fatherhood

DAD is a documentary that tells the stories of 12 Aussie dads of children with autism. It shows the challenges, triumphs, and strong bond between father and child. (more…)

Sep

09

More PolicyWorks templates updated

Updated PolicyWorks templates for Anaphylaxis Policy, Asthma Policy, Fees Policy, and Enrolment & Orientation Policy have been updated in the Members section of the ELAA website. (more…)

Sep

09

Congratulations to Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley on their ‘Excellent’ rating

ELAA would like to acknowledge the achievement of professional excellence by Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley (GVBV) (more…)

Sep

09

Have your say and promote early childhood engagement of diverse communities in Victoria

Early childhood engagement is being examined by the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee, with a focus on the experiences of and programs available for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The Committee is interested in hearing directly from culturally diverse families, and all stakeholders … (more…)

Sep

09

Help for early years teacher mentors from VIT

Through various programs over the past few years, VIT has been training mentors in the early childhood sector. This training assists experienced practitioners to develop strong coaching and mentoring skills, such as using questioning skills to build capacity in new teachers (more…)

Sep

09

VECTEA RENEGOTIATION – HAVE YOU DISTRIBUTED YOUR NERR?

Important – action required by Thursday 12 September. Recently, ELAA has received a declaration from the Minister for Industrial Relations and approval from the Fair Work Commission to notify employees of the intention to commence enterprise bargaining negotiations around the next Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educator Agreement (VECTEA). (more…)

Sep

09

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on the future of 15 hours

An independent review (the Review) is being conducted into the national funding arrangements that support access by all children in Australia to 600 hours per year of quality early childhood education in the year before full-time school. (more…)

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