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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.

Sep

20

ELAA urges mandatory vaccines for the Early Childhood Education and Care workforce

Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) is urging the Victorian Chief Health Officer to introduce mandatory vaccination of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce. (more…)

Sep

19

SEVEN DAY LOCKDOWN: GEELONG, SURF COAST and MITCHELL SHIRE COMMENCES 11.59pm THIS EVENING (SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER)

The Victorian Government Chief Health Officer has announced today that the City of Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire will enter a seven-day lockdown commencing at 11:59pm on Sunday 19 September, with restrictions the same as those in the City of Ballarat and metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew. (more…)

Sep

09

eNews 9 September 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 9 September 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Sep

09

ELAA CEO update 9 September 2021

Vaccinating the Early Childhood Education and Care sector

With the DELTA strain having a significant impact on early childhood education and care, with school and ECEC services amongst the most impacted environments, ELAA welcomes the broadening of access to vaccinations to all people aged 16 and above. It is imperative that our workforce is vaccinated as soon as possible (more…)

Sep

09

Clarification on eased restrictions for regional Victoria

Following ELAA’s update to members on 8 September 2021 re lock down restrictions being lifted in regional Victoria from 11.59 pm on Thursday 9 September, and the extension of access to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) to children of single parents (who have no other supervision options), please find attached the latest Statewide Restrictions summary table from the Victorian Government. The section re Education and Childcare clarifies a number of questions including who can access ECEC in regional Victoria. CLICK HERE to view the table of restrictions.

Sep

07

2021 Victorian Protecting Children Awards

Congratulations to Aileen Ashford, CEO of Kids First and ELAA Board member, and Kids First on being recognised at this year’s Victorian Protecting Children Awards. (more…)

Sep

07

New VCOSS COVID-19 vaccination video talks about getting ‘Back to the good things’

A new video campaign from the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is  promoting COVID-19 Vaccination as a way of getting ‘Back to the Good Things’. (more…)

Sep

07

Stage 2 of the 2021 National Quality Framework (NQF) Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project

Stage 2 of the 2021 NQF ALFs Update project is currently in consultation. The purpose of the project is to maintain the ongoing currency and relevance of the two Frameworks (more…)

Sep

07

Advocacy Strategy – ELAA wants your input

ELAA is preparing its 2025 advocacy strategy and needs your help. We want to know what you want ELAA to focus on in 2022, and your aspirations for our sector in 2025. We are looking for feedback across our four advocacy pillars – sustainability, workforce, access and equity and quality. You can get involved in three ways: (more…)

Sep

02

Nominations now open for 2022 HESTA Impact Awards

Nominations have opened for the 2022 HESTA Impact Awards, which pays tribute to health and community services professionals (including Early Childhood Education and Care) taking steps to creating a better future. (more…)

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