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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

12

New approved provider compliance resource available for ELAA members

A resource is now available for ELAA members that outlines some of the areas of compliance that are impacted by COVID-19 and what approved providers may do to ensure they continue to meet their obligations during this time. These relate to areas including supervision, educator to child ratios, meal breaks  and more. (more…)

May

11

Concerned about maintaining your VIT teacher registration during COVID-19?

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has implemented some changes to teacher registration processes to assist teachers during the COVID-19 restrictions. (more…)

May

11

New discount list from Bunnings just for ELAA members

As an ELAA member, you can become a Bunnings member too – saving you even more on our everyday low prices. Sign up online to receive a PowerPass card then register your details. It’s that simple. Spend – Scan – Save! (more…)

May

11

Maintaining online safety and acting on family violence during COVID-19

The Commission for Children and Young People has resources to help your organisation meet its Child Safe Standards obligations including keeping children safe online during COVID-19 and acting on family violence. (more…)

May

04

JobKeeper Explained

Join ELAA and a specialist panel from Ernst & Young (EY) with the best advice for early childhood education and care providers on understanding JobKeeper. (more…)

Apr

29

Bunnings hand sanitiser orders to cease as of 29 April 2020

ELAA partner, Bunnings, has greatly helped ELAA member services secure deliveries of hand sanitiser over the past few weeks with an exclusive offer to essential services that wasn’t available in store – thanks Bunnings! (more…)

Apr

28

ELAA CEO update 29 April 2020

Hello to ELAA members and friends. It’s encouraging to see reported cases of COVID-19 across Australia dropping to consistently low levels along with some cautious and carefully managed loosening of restrictions in some states. ELAA continues to address numerous COVID-19 enquiries while assisting services with many business as usual enquiries. Some key matters include: (more…)

Apr

28

Vic kindergarten services – remember to complete your annual confirmation

ELAA reminds members and other Victorian kindergarten services that, as previously advised by the Department of Education and Training,  existing kindergarten funding streams (not to be confused with the Victorian Sessional Kindergarten COVID-19 Relief Package), including school readiness funding, will continue as usual in 2020 (more…)

Apr

28

Seeking more clarification on JobKeeper

ELAA understands that there is considerable confusion around the eligibility of kindergartens for JobKeeper payment. (more…)

Apr

28

New search tool and national helpline for families seeking childcare

If you know of families, with priority to  looking for services for their children, please let them know that StartingBlocks.gov.au Find Child Care can help them find a safe, quality service. It lists open services approved under Australia’s National Quality Framework and monitored by regulatory authorities to safeguard children’s safety, health, wellbeing and development. 

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