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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

09

Congratulations to Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley on their ‘Excellent’ rating

ELAA would like to acknowledge the achievement of professional excellence by Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley (GVBV) (more…)

Sep

09

Have your say and promote early childhood engagement of diverse communities in Victoria

Early childhood engagement is being examined by the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee, with a focus on the experiences of and programs available for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The Committee is interested in hearing directly from culturally diverse families, and all stakeholders … (more…)

Sep

09

Help for early years teacher mentors from VIT

Through various programs over the past few years, VIT has been training mentors in the early childhood sector. This training assists experienced practitioners to develop strong coaching and mentoring skills, such as using questioning skills to build capacity in new teachers (more…)

Sep

09

VECTEA RENEGOTIATION – HAVE YOU DISTRIBUTED YOUR NERR?

Important – action required by Thursday 12 September. Recently, ELAA has received a declaration from the Minister for Industrial Relations and approval from the Fair Work Commission to notify employees of the intention to commence enterprise bargaining negotiations around the next Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educator Agreement (VECTEA). (more…)

Sep

09

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on the future of 15 hours

An independent review (the Review) is being conducted into the national funding arrangements that support access by all children in Australia to 600 hours per year of quality early childhood education in the year before full-time school. (more…)

Sep

09

Kindergarten Inclusive Practice Survey

Are you a kindergarten teacher or a director or manager of a kindergarten service? We are seeking your views on inclusive practice for children with a disability or developmental delay. (more…)

Sep

09

Employers – Get Ready for Portable Long Service Leave

The Portable Long Service Authority is hosting information sessions across Victoria to help inform employers, including early years services, of the new Portable Long Service Scheme in Victoria. (more…)

Aug

29

Aug

28

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds

 

A new five part TV series called Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds premiered on ABC TV on Tuesday, 27 August. The series is based around a unique social experiment where a group of older retirement home residents are brought together with a group of pre-schoolers, to see if this inter-generational contact can improve the health and wellbeing of the older people as well as enhance learning outcomes for preschool aged children. (more…)

Aug

28

ELAA CEO update 28 August 2019

Get the latest from ELAA’s CEO about new resources under development to help Victorian services with the rollout of funded three-year-old kindergarten plus an update on the renegotiation of the VECTEA. (more…)

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