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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.

May

23

Exciting changes for PolicyWorks have arrived

Great news for ELAA PolicyWorks users – we have undertaken a huge review of our very popular PolicyWorks 2019 V3 manual to improve accuracy, design, usability, readability, and applicability. We’re also changing the way we make the policy templates and updates available to give PolicyWorks users more value and flexibility. (more…)

May

20

Vic Budget delivers more good news for early childhood sector

In the wake of last week’s Federal Budget, today’s Victorian State Budget brings further good news for the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. The Andrew’s Government has pledged in excess of $407 million in further investment for our sector over the next four years in the form of seven key initiatives. (more…)

May

20

Happy Birthday ELAA – celebrating 30 years of service to members

Kindergarten Parents Victoria (now Early Learning Association Australia) was officially launched on 21 May 1991 by the then Premier, Joan Kirner. (more…)

May

20

CEO update 19 May 2021

Dear members and friends

Membership renewals

2021/ 22 ELAA memberships are now open for renewal. To renew your membership please log into the members section of the ELAA website you will see a link to complete your renewal. We well send out further reminders over the coming weeks but I encourage you to renew your ELAA membership as soon as possible to ensure you remain supported on service management, workplace relations, health and safety, payroll, policy, and advocacy issues and receive great discounts on quality resources like PolicyWorks plus goods and services provided by our Preferred partners. Renewing your membership just takes a few clicks. CLICK HERE to renew (you’ll need your ELAA website log in). (more…)

May

20

eNews 20 May 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 20 May 2021 or select an article from the list below…

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May

19

3 benefits to insurance through your super

ELAA Preferred Partner promotion

More than 70% of Australians with life insurance have it through their super fund (1). Find out more about the benefits of insurance through a super fund compared to other providers. (more…)

May

19

Vic Three-year-old kindergarten expansion update – Priority of Access

The Priority of Access (PoA) criteria require funded kindergarten services to prioritise specified cohorts of children where there is a higher demand than places available. This helps to ensure that children who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or who have a disability are supported to access a kindergarten place. Priority of Access is a condition of all Three and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten funding. It must be applied to your enrolments. To ensure equity for both three and four-year-old children with the introduction of universally funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in Victoria, the PoA criteria includes: (more…)

May

19

VCAA Early Years May Twilight Webinar – Under 3’s Planning cycle resource

The VCAA are running ‘Planning for under 3’s using the Early Years Planning Cycle Resource for the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework’ facilitated by Mary Holwell (Manager, VCAA Early Years Unit) and Karen Hope (Program Manager, VCAA Early Years Unit). (more…)

May

19

Victorian early childhood workforce strategy

A new policy paper put out by the Victorian Government, Working Together to Build Victoria’s Early Childhood Education Workforce, invites all sector stakeholders to be part of the next stage of Victoria’s early childhood workforce strategy. (more…)

May

19

National workforce strategy

ACECQA, on behalf of all governments, is coordinating the development of the new ten-year national workforce strategy. Your views on actions and initiatives that you believe will assist in improving the supply, retention and quality of the Early Childhood Education and Care sector workforce are needed. (more…)

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