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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.

May

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May

27

Bush Kinder is back in Victoria

An update received from the Victorian Deputy Secretary (Early Childhood Education) on Friday 22 May has confirmed Bush Kinder programs can resume. (more…)

May

27

Latest AHPPC Advice on venue density

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) released updated advice on 25 May that it does not believe that the ‘venue density rule’ of no more than 1 person per 4 square metres is appropriate or practical in early childhood and learning centres, nor is maintaining 1.5m between children. (more…)

May

27

Changes to the exceptional circumstances supplementary payment

Following extensive advocacy by ELAA and other peak bodies, eligibility for the Exceptional Circumstances Supplementary Payment has been expanded. (more…)

May

21

Media release – Response to Relief Package review needs to address the big question

The Morrison Government’s response to the four-week review of its Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package brings some welcome extra relief for some services but leaves the big question unanswered – will the relief package continue beyond 28 June? (more…)

May

18

Extra cleaning and hygiene funding for kinders is great but more needed

ELAA welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of new funding grants to assist funded kindergarten services with cleaning and hygiene costs in Term 2 but looks forward to the grant period being extended and expanded to a wider selection of early childhood education and care services. (more…)

May

12

ELAA CEO update 12 May 2020

Dear ELAA members and friends

I hope you are all well and day-by-day navigating through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as effectively as possible.  ELAA continues to respond to record levels of enquiries on issues around governance, financial sustainability and workplace health and safety.  Our efforts in the coming months will increasingly shift towards supporting members to recover post-pandemic (more…)

May

12

Still time to register for May Financial Management and AGM and Handover FREE Governance training sessions

ELAA, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) , is committed to ensure that Committees of Management continue to be supported during these challenging times. This is especially important seeing that services are required to continue regular operations and maintain their obligations to meet legislation and laws. (more…)

May

12

New Vic grant to help kindergarten children to learn from home

The Victorian Government is making extra resources available to kindergartens to help children learning at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A total of $900,000 in grants will be provided for new programs and extra staffing at kindergartens not yet receiving funding through the $160 million School Readiness Funding initiative. (more…)

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