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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

15

2021 National Workforce Census – mandatory for approved childcare providers and encouraged for services

The fourth Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census is being conducted from April to June this year. The National Workforce Census collects detailed information on service usage, children with additional needs, access to preschool programs and staff details, including staff demographics, types of work, qualifications, experience, and current study. This important collection is used to provide a national overview of the early childhood education and care workforce. (more…)

Mar

15

Early ABLES assessment learning tool expansion

The Early ABLES (Early Abilities Based Learning and Education Support) online assessment learning tool has been expanded to include three new assessments: (more…)

Mar

15

Victoria needs more teachers for 3-year-old Kindergarten – financial assistance info and recruiting resources

Building a strong workforce

The Victorian Government is introducing universal funded Three Year Old Kindergarten and this reform will create more than 4,000 new kindergarten teacher jobs across the state. Staff in your service or someone looking to make a start in early learning could be eligible to receive scholarships of up to $25,000 towards an approved undergraduate qualification. (more…)

Mar

03

eNews 3 March 2021 available now

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 3 March 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Mar

03

ELAA CEO UPDATE 3 MARCH 2021

It’s a very encouraging sign that the most recent COVID 19 outbreak in Victoria would appear to be under control with the Victorian Government now being sufficiently confident to wind back restrictions to pre-Christmas levels. An updated summary of the key restrictions now in place and how they affect Victorian ECEC services can be found on the ELAA COVID 19 Frequently Asked Questions page on the ELAA website.

The easing of restrictions has also meant that more ELAA staff are returning to the ELAA office after a lengthy period of working from home. (more…)

Mar

02

Free Starting Out Safely road safety education professional learning session with Karen Glancy

Road trauma continues to be one of the leading causes of death among young Australians. Therefore, it is important that educators act purposefully to help children learn about their own safety and the safety of others on the roads. (more…)

Mar

02

Kinder Tick launched with supporting communications resources

Last week, Victoria introduced a new logo able to be used by all early childhood education and care services delivering funded kindergarten programs. The Kinder Tick will be a new way that parents and carers can identify where their child can access a funded kindergarten program. It will also be extra tool for services to use when explaining to families what they can expect from a kindergarten program, and the benefits children stand to gain by taking part. (more…)

Mar

01

What do the easing of COVID related restrictions in Vic as of 11.59pm 26/2/21 mean for ECEC services?

From 11.59 pm 26/2/21 COVID 19 related restrictions have been reduced in Victoria. ELAA has updated its COVID 19 Frequently Asked Questions page with information received from the Victorian Department of Education and Training as of 6.47pm Friday 26 February 2021. A full precis of the latest information from Vic DET is available by CLICKING HERE . The precis covers:

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Mar

01

Kindergarten Committee of Management free Governance training … final date for Term 1

ELAA has recently updated some of the session dates for the Free Governance Training for Kindergarten Committees of Management that we deliver in partnership with Vic DET.

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Mar

01

Insurance cover through your super – what you need to know

Many people consider personal insurance a luxury they can’t afford, but you may already have insurance cover through your super. This cover can help to protect your future financial security, should the unexpected happen leaving you injured and unable to earn an income. The 3 most common types of insurance cover included in super are: (more…)

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