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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.

Jul

16

PolicyWorks Version 3 Update 2019 now available

The review and update of ELAA’s PolicyWorks Manual NQF is complete and available for purchase or download. (more…)

Jul

16

Occupational health and safety in your early childhood setting

Safety – not just child’s play

The employer has a key role in ensuring a service’s operations are safe and without risk to health for all staff at the service. (more…)

Jul

16

Children’s Facilities Capital Program grant applications close 9 August

Applications for the 2019/20 major and minor grants rounds of the Children’s Facilities Capital Program close midnight on August 9, 2019. (more…)

Jul

03

Discover science shows, workshops & STEM PD that work

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Since 2004 Fizzics Education has worked with over 2 million children across Australia, creating learning opportunities that truly are hands-on and meaningful. (more…)

Jul

03

bestchance School Readiness Funding Conference

The School Readiness Funding (SRF) initiative is not just about supporting children in their transition to school, it is also about building the capacity of educators and services to better prepare children for their journey in education. (more…)

Jul

02

New Wages Bulletins Now on ELAA Website

Important – early years service managers and Committees of Management should take note of updated Wage Rates that have now been published on the ELAA Website.

New wage rates start from the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 July, 2019. (more…)

Jun

28

Preschool Matters Term 2 now available online

Dear ELAA members and supporters

Preschool Matters Term 2 is available on the ELAA website now. There’s some great holiday reading including:

  • An ACECQA ‘Excellent Rating’ success story from Albert Park Kindergarten
  • Updated information on 2020 service staffing level requirements
  • A Q&A re long service leave entitlements
  • A profile on Community Kinders Plus
  • An update on ELAA’s professional development program for the rest of the year
  • A huge wrap up on our 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Tips on managing the safety of children at drop off and pick up.
  • A feature on the Be You Professional Learning Program to promote mentally healthy early years services
  • News, events, grant opportunities and more.

Happy reading!

Regards

David Worland
CEO ELAA

Jun

19

Jun

19

ELAA CEO update 19 June 2019

ELAA has been working in close consultation with members, the State Government and Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) around the administrative and financial challenges currently faced by many not-for-profit early childhood service providers.  In a pleasing development, ELAA was informed this morning of a one-off grant fund for (more…)

Jun

18

Feedback opportunity on review of the National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework (NQF) is being reviewed over the next two years to see what areas of the NQF can still be improved, including the National Law and National Regulations and ELAA would like your feedback. (more…)

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