Latest News

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the early learning sector plus benefits and services for ELAA members.

Oct

19

World Teacher’s Day

World Teachers’ Day on Friday 29 October is a chance to celebrate teaching and for communities to thank teachers. (more…)

Oct

19

Balnarring Pre-School, Finalist in 2021 Narragunnawali Awards

ELAA member, Balnarring Pre-school, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2021 Narragunnawali Awards for their actions towards reconciliation.  The Narragunnawali Awards are the only national awards program that recognises and celebrates Australian schools and early learning services that are implementing outstanding reconciliation initiatives. (more…)

Oct

19

Kinder ventilation support funding

Following advocacy from ELAA, the Victorian Government has announced funding of $4,500 for kindergartens for projects to improve ventilation and air quality as part of reducing COVID-19 risks. (more…)

Oct

19

Shaping our Future: National workforce strategy released

A new 10-year Education and Care Workforce Strategy has been released: Shaping our Future. The strategy, developed in consultation with the sector, training bodies, unions and peak bodies, including ELAA, aims to foster a sustainable and high-quality workforce of early childhood teachers and educators for the future. (more…)

Oct

08

eNews 8 October 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 8 October 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Oct

08

ELAA CEO Update 8 October 2021

Dear members and friends

Welcome to Term 4. We have some key events coming up this Term starting with our member COVID-19 ECEC sector vaccination Forum on Tuesday, 12 October at 7pm. I encourage members to attend this important employer advisory about your obligations to employees under the Victorian Public Health Order. CLICK HERE for full details about the Forum. (more…)

Oct

08

New Superannuation legislation from Nov 1 – free webinars

The Federal Government’s Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Future Your Super) Bill was passed by Parliament in July. We want to help you understand the impact of this new legislation and make it as easy as possible for you to fulfill your super responsibilities. (more…)

Oct

08

Increasing engagement of vulnerable children in early years services

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) has been funded by the Department of Education and Training to deliver a project focusing on increasing engagement of vulnerable children in early years services such as MCH, playgroups and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). (more…)

Oct

08

COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccinations Directions

On 7 October 2021, the Chief Health Officer issued a Public Health Order applying to services in the early childhood education and care sector, the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Facilities) Directions (No 6). These directions replace the previously released directions (No 5) and (No 4). (more…)

Oct

07

Wellbeing Support Service is a free service available to Early Childhood Education Professionals

The Wellbeing Support Service is a free service available to Early Childhood Education Professionals, to support their mental health and wellbeing. (more…)

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