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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

01

Installing a Defibrillator Could Be a Life Changing Decision

When South Kingsville Preschool decided to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) they sought the expertise of one of their staff, Sue, a registered nurse. They knew she had firsthand knowledge regarding the benefits of having onsite AEDs to save precious treatment time. An AED can improve survival odds because they can be used before emergency medical service personnel arrive. In the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the only thing that will restart the heart is a shock from a defibrillator.

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Mar

01

‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ Season 2 coming soon

Season 2 of ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ is coming soon to ABC TV. In the wake of a highly successful first season, and the imminent release of the Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report, Season 2 of ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, switches the experiment around (more…)

Mar

01

Make sure your eligible workers know they are registered with the Portable Long Service Authority

Do your eligible workers know that they have been registered with the Portable Long Service Authority? (more…)

Mar

01

Information sessions and webinars: Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme

The Commission for Children and Young People regularly hold information sessions about the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme. These sessions are designed for people who lead and drive child safety within their organisations. They provide an overview to help you create a child safe organisation that: (more…)

Mar

01

Proposed changes to NDIS early childhood intervention

ELAA recently participated in a consultation with VCOSS about a proposed change to introduce independent assessments as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access and planning processes alongside a raft of changes to improve the early childhood early intervention approach. (more…)

Mar

01

Latest NQF snapshot reveals big shift from ‘Working Towards’ to ‘Meeting’ rating

The latest quarterly National Quality Framework Snapshot, released by ACECQA on 4 February, finds two-thirds of children’s education and care services that were previously rated Working Towards National Quality Standard (NQS) are now rated Meeting NQS or above. (more…)

Mar

01

An opportunity to influence the 2019 NQF Review (Extra Session added)

ACECQA is seeking your feedback on the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS). The 2019 NQF Review seeks to ensure that the regulatory system for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services in Australia remains fit-for-purpose and retains the capacity to elevate the quality of ECEC practice. (more…)

Feb

25

State Budget Submission to Victorian Government 2021-2022

On behalf of our members ELAA has made a submission for the consideration of the Andrews Government in the formulation of its budget for 2021-2022. The submission goes to the ways better outcomes for all children can be achieved through: (more…)

Feb

19

VCOSS COVID 19 VACCINATION COMMUNITY BRIEFING

With the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out about to begin, VCOSS has organised a critical sector briefing with key representatives of Victoria’s COVID-19 Immunisation Program team. The briefing will occur on Zoom next Wednesday (24/2/2021) from 11:30am – 1pm.  (more…)

Feb

19

Three dates remaining for Employee Management and Development (EM&D) Resource webinars

ELAA has partnered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver free webinars for the Employee Management and Development (EM&D) Resource.

If you have people management and leadership responsibilities in an early childhood education and care service, then this webinar is for you. (more…)

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