Latest News

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

Nov

16

Change of access to Early ABLES in 2022

Early ABLES is a strength and observation-based online assessment for learning tool. It supports early childhood educators to provide a more individualised learning experience for children aged two to five years with disabilities and/or developmental delay. From 2022 Early ABLES is being moved to a new IT platform called Ruby. (more…)

Nov

16

Talk to families about enrolments to avoid debts

As lock downs end, it is important that services talk to families about their plans to return to care. DESE don’t usually pay Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for any days after the last day a child physically attends. However, they will pay CCS for absences after a child’s last physical attendance (more…)

Nov

16

Changes to Innovative Solution Support

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) provides assistance for eligible child care services to address barriers to inclusion. Through ISP, Innovative Solutions Support can fund innovative, flexible and responsive solutions to these barriers. It can also help services carry out inclusive practices. From 14 September until 30 June 2022, eligible services can apply for (more…)

Nov

16

Quick answers to your questions – our IR bulletin

ELAA is currently receiving high levels of inquiries and calculation requests. While we are working through these as quickly as possible, our latest IR bulletin provides many of the answers to your questions including: (more…)

Nov

15

Professional Road Safety Education Learning for ECEC Educators

Two quality Road Safety Education professional development opportunities for Early Childhood Education and Care educators and providers … (more…)

Nov

15

New website for children with disabilities and a medical condition – MACA

For the first time ever in Australia, allied health professionals, families and organisations can now access a ‘one stop’ evidence-informed resource for the safe transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions in motor vehicles.   (more…)

Nov

12

Members – please register or nominate your proxy for the ELAA AGM

Dear ELAA Members

A reminder to please either register online for the Early Learning Association Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM) OR if you can’t make it then to nominate your proxy. It’s vital that as many full members as possible either attend or nominate a proxy.
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Nov

05

eNews 5 November 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 5 November 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Nov

05

ELAA CEO update 5 November 2021

November heralds a time of transition in Victoria. We’re entering our COVID-normal settings, with Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services opening up to all children. As our state opens up our children can, once again, experience important milestones such as orientation and transition to school. (more…)

Nov

05

Survey on children not attending due to isolation, or COVID-19

With ECEC services opening up, there is a likelihood of COVID-19 impacting services, and children needing to isolate as close contacts. We are interested in the extent of this issue at present – including how many children have needed to isolate on multiple occasions. Your feedback will help (more…)

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