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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

14

New Vic recommendations on face masks for temperature checking

The Department of Education and Training has updated its advice regarding the use of Face masks. A single-use facemask or cloth mask made to DHHS standards is recommended for early years staff performing temperature checks. (more…)

Jul

14

Important updates to ELAA’s COVID-19 FAQ page

In light of very recent Australian and Victorian Government announcements regarding Child Care Subsidy, kindergarten fee relief payments, and risk mitigation measures during the Melbourne metro and Mitchell Shire re-imposition of Stage 3 restrictions, ELAA has updated the following Frequently Asked Questions on its coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ page. Providers and managers and advised to make themselves familiar with any updates or additions dated 13 July or later. (more…)

Jul

14

Early ABLES

Early ABLES is an online assessment for learning tool to help all educators create and provide a more tailored learning experience for children aged two to five years with disabilities or developmental delay. Training to use the Early ABLES tool is done online, and contributes up to five hours to the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s annual professional learning requirements. (more…)

Jul

07

New online forum for ECEC providers

ELAA is pleased to present another online forum for ECEC providers featuring an update on Term 3 funding arrangements from Kim Little (Deputy Secretary Early Childhood) and Madeleine Smith (Executive Director, Quality Assessment and Regulation Division, Early Childhood Education) from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
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Jul

03

Clarification re wages update July 2020 (important payroll information – please read)

Providers, please note the following clarification regarding the July 2020 wage increase update published by ELAA in our member update of 2 July 2020. (more…)

Jun

23

Interested in joining ELAA’s Board of Management?

ELAA is currently seeking a well-credentialed individual to sit on its Board of Management in 2020 and ongoing. We are looking for someone who is currently (or has previously) serving on a sessional kindergarten parent Committee of Management. (more…)

Jun

23

ELAA CEO update 23 June 2020

Dear members and friends,

Our community unfortunately continues to experience the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic so I hope you are all happy, healthy and safe.

Here at ELAA, we have continued to advocate at a Federal and State level to ensure the sector is protected and funded appropriately at this challenging time.  (more…)

Jun

23

Promoting wellbeing in stressful times

Mental health and wellbeing are important for personal and professional success. When you look after yourself, you’re in a better position to support those around you, including family, colleagues and the children in your care. (more…)

Jun

23

Vic Gov extends trial on trial of Play Learn Grow

Play Learn Grow is a online resource that provides Victorian parents and carers with evidence-based practical advice and ideas to help their children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

The program, developed with parenting experts including the Parenting Research Centre, is free and aimed at parents of two-year-old and three-year-old children. (more…)

Jun

23

Engagement of CALD Families

ELAA has provided a supplementary submission  to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into early childhood engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. (more…)

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