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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.

Mar

18

Federal Government commits to developing Indigenous early childhood strategy

The Federal Government’s announcement (in February) that it will commit to developing an Indigenous early childhood strategy in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been welcomed by SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children. (more…)

Mar

18

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webcast for Child Care Providers and Services

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment is holding a webcast for child care providers and services to discuss the existing support mechanisms in place to assist the early childhood education and care sector in managing the impacts of COVID-19. The webcast will cover current support available for families and providers and answers to frequently asked questions. (more…)

Mar

18

Building Blocks grants program launched in Victoria

As part of the rollout of three-year-old kindergarten in Victoria, the State Government has launched the ‘Building Blocks’ grants program to help build and expand kindergarten facilities across the State. (more…)

Mar

18

Important update to Worksafe advice on glass panes

WorkSafe have updated their advice regarding glass panes in early childhood services as a result of the findings from a recent prosecution following a child’s injury in a childcare centre. (more…)

Mar

18

Portability of Long Service Leave Update

From 1 January 2020 the community services sector including licensed children’s services under the Children’s Services Act 1996 or approved providers under the Education and Care Services National Law (Victoria)  come under the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme. All approved providers and licensed children’s services are required to register for the scheme by 31 March 2020. (more…)

Mar

10

VIC DET Coronavirus update 10 March 2020

CLICK HERE for VIC DET update re Coronavirus dated 10 March 2020

 

Mar

05

Mar

05

ELAA CEO Update 5 March 2020

Dear members and friends

There are a few things happening in the early childhood sector at the moment to which ELAA is contributing, including some where members have the opportunity to provide direct feedback. (more…)

Mar

03

Education Week grant applications now open

Not-for-profits across Victoria are invited to apply for grants to host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities as part of the 76th annual Education Week which runs from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 May. (more…)

Mar

02

Queensland tragedy is a timely reminder to review procedures

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Queensland where a child died after being left on a bus, the February issue of the Victorian Department of Education and Training’ Quality Assessment and Regulation Update includes a timely reminder for services to review their policies and procedures (more…)

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