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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.

Aug

14

Early years excursion program on at the Royal Botanic Gardens during Term 3

The Royal Botanic Gardens offer a range of educational programs for children in early childhood settings and the early years at school at both the Melbourne and Cranburne sites. (more…)

Aug

14

Your chance to show a politician what early learning is all about

Early Learning Matters Week (ELMW) is only a little over two weeks away (September 2 to 6). The primary purpose of ELMW is to ensure the good work that is being done by Australia’s Early Learning sector– its critical importance to the future of our children and the economic and social prosperity of Australia – is clearly understood by our Federal politicians. (more…)

Aug

14

ACECQA update on Exceeding National Quality Standard

During 2018, ACECQA supported the sector and regulatory authorities on changes to the National Quality Standard (NQS). Included in these changes was a revised approach to how the Exceeding NQS rating level is calculated. (more…)

Aug

14

Early years fundraising coordinators take note!

There have been recent changes to the Fundraising Exemption Order in Victoria which early years services should take note of … (more…)

Aug

14

Kindergarten for all three-year-old children

Andre Jack has been engaged by Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) to work with the Department of Education and Training (DET) to support the implementation of the roll out for three-year-old kindergarten funding. (more…)

Aug

14

Changes to VIT’s teacher registration scheme

The Victorian Government has recently amended the Education and Training Reform Act (2006) to require

  • principals and early childhood managers to provide certain information to VIT
  • registered teachers to provide certain information to VIT and Working with Children Check Victoria (WWCCV)
  • VIT to closely align its registration scheme with the WWC Check scheme. This scheme assesses applicants who apply for a WWC Check to enable them to engage in child-related work.

(more…)

Jul

31

ELAA CEO Update 31 July 2019 (revised pm 310719)

Dear members,

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks at ELAA.  We will shortly lodge an application with the Fair Work Commission to seek a variation to the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA) Order.  This variation is sought to ensure the Fair Work Authorisation’s scope is consistent with the current VECTEA (2016), that being: (more…)

Jul

30

Worksafe information in 14 languages

WorkSafe has created a website with information on workplace safety available in fourteen languages. The website has educational animations  and posters explaining the role of WorkSafe and the process for making a claim. (more…)

Jul

30

New podcast ideal for teaching preschoolers about indigenous languages

Little Yarns is a co-listening podcast series for pre-schoolers. Ideal for families listening together at home or as a listening resource in early learning centres, Little Yarns explores the diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia. (more…)

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