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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

27

Seeking parent insights into the emotional effects of COVID-19

Do you or the families who attend your service have children aged 1-17? Researchers from The BRAVE Program, The University of Southern Queensland, Griffith University and The University of Queensland are conducting an online research project “COVID-19 Unmasked”. (more…)

May

27

Calling all early years teachers & educators – the Front Project needs you

The Front Project is exploring opportunities for the early childhood sector after COVID-19. As part of this work, the Front Project want to hear from teachers and educators to inform our policy recommendations for improving early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Australia after COVID-19. (more…)

May

27

Free Australian Super education webinars

Join ELAA preferred partner, Australian Super, for live Q&A and educational webinars with industry experts to learn about all things super – from Covid-19 updates, market volatility in investments, through to retirement planning. (more…)

May

27

Healthy Early Childhood Services Achievement Program

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The Healthy Early Childhood Services Achievement Program is a free Victorian Government health and wellbeing initiative, which is aligned with the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standards and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. Kindergartens, long day care centres and family day care services are supported to create healthier environments that benefit children, educators and families. (more…)

May

27

Early childhood professional learning opportunities

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KU Children’s Services has a range of professional learning courses and events available to early childhood professionals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, professional learning opportunities will be held through webinars over coming months, with in-person events to take place later in the year. (more…)

May

27

Capacity Building and Improvement grant applications open in Vic

Services are reminded that the Capacity Building and Improvement Grant streams of the Victorian Government’s ‘Building Blocks’ new streamlined early childhood education infrastructure program are currently taking applications. (more…)

May

27

Review of Long Service Benefits Portability Regulations

Early childhood services have been a part of the portable long service benefits scheme since 1 January 2020. The scheme is currently supported by Interim Regulations which expire on 6 November 2020. Draft permanent regulations are now available for public consultation. (more…)

May

27

May

27

Bush Kinder is back in Victoria

An update received from the Victorian Deputy Secretary (Early Childhood Education) on Friday 22 May has confirmed Bush Kinder programs can resume. (more…)

May

27

Latest AHPPC Advice on venue density

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) released updated advice on 25 May that it does not believe that the ‘venue density rule’ of no more than 1 person per 4 square metres is appropriate or practical in early childhood and learning centres, nor is maintaining 1.5m between children. (more…)

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