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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.

Feb

16

Important reminder from DESE re deadline for families to confirm income

As part of Child Care Subsidy balancing families need to confirm their income. For the 2018–19 financial year families need to do this by 31 March 2021. (more…)

Feb

16

What are the key changes for ECEC services during the Feb 12 to 17 Vic ‘Circuit Breaker’ lock down?*

The Victorian ‘Circuit Breaker’ lock down applies from 11.59pm Friday 12 February to 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February

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Feb

12

VECTEA Access Period & Ballot

Due to some minor procedural issues regarding some employers not correctly distributing a Notice of Employee Representational Rights, the VECTEA employee access period and subsequent ballot will be delayed for a short period. We anticipate providing further advice by no later than Friday 19 February and thank you for your understanding.

Feb

12

Snap lock down announced in Victoria from 11.59pm tonight – Childcare and kindergartens to remain open

The Victorian Government has announced the state will enter a five-day snap lock down from 11:59pm tonight until 11:59pm on Wednesday 17 February due to the growing ‘Holiday Inn’ cluster in Melbourne.  The Premier has advised that while school students will need to learn from home (unless they need onsite supervision as the children of essential workers) childcare and kindergarten services will remain open. (more…)

Feb

03

Not-for-profit children’s services – participating in the TICCS survey will help our sector

Australian Community Children’s Services is currently seeking NFP early children’s services to complete the Trends in community children’s services survey for  wave 6. The survey is currently open to NFP services across Australia for wave 6 and requires more services to complete the survey to make the data valid. (more…)

Feb

02

eNews 2 Feb 2021 available now

CLICK HERE to read eNews 2 February 2021

Feb

01

Get the latest on COVID Management and more from the Vic DET COVID-19 update

The latest Victorian Department of Education and Training Early childhood education and care Coronavirus (COVID-19) update (28 Jan 2021) includes timely updates on the following topics: (more…)

Feb

01

Do you employ an Victorian Early Childhood Teacher? Two things for you to check at the start of every year

A reminder from the Victorian Institute of Teaching for providers that employ an early childhood teacher or provisionally registered teacher: (more…)

Feb

01

New videos from DESE to help childcare providers manage crisis situations

2020 brought bushfires, floods, cyclones, drought, storms and, of course, a global pandemic. These events impacted almost everyone in the community, including early childhood education and care providers. Hopefully 2021 will be less eventful but managing crisis events has now become an essential part of every child care service’s management plan. To help with this, the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment has produced a three-part series of short “video explainers” (more…)

Feb

01

Streamlining approval processes for providers

ELAA has made a submission regarding a Department of Education and Skills and Employment consultation about streamlining of approval processes of CCS providers. (more…)

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