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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.

Aug

10

Term 3 FREE training for Committees of Management

In partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training, ELAA will be running a series of governance information and training sessions to equip Committees of Management. Term 3 sessions are now open for registration. (more…)

Aug

10

Financial help for very remote teachers

The Australian Government supports teachers, including early childhood teachers, in very remote areas with Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debts. Two types of assistance are available: waiving indexation on accumulated HELP debt, and reduce accumulated HELP debt. (more…)

Aug

10

DESE Survey closes on 20 August

The Department of Education Skills and Employment is seeking feedback about how it can better inform the sector about early childhood and child care policy. (more…)

Aug

10

Community Shade Grants

Round Six of the Victorian Government’s Community Shade Grants Program has just been announced and applications are now open. Victorian not-for-profit community kindergartens and early education and care services are eligible to apply. (more…)

Aug

10

Child Safe Standards – an introductory webinar

The Commission for Children and Young People is running a webinar for child safety leaders in August, September and October. (more…)

Aug

10

Temporary service closures – notification required

Approved providers are reminded that they must notify the Regulatory Authority within seven days of any change to the hours and days of operation of the approved service. This includes closing a service for any reason, (more…)

Aug

10

Additional allowable absences in COVID-19 hotspots

Child care services in a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot can access additional allowable absences if the declaration extends for more than seven days. (more…)

Aug

10

Vaccinations for educators

ELAA has been pleased to see ECEC staff in Queensland included on the priority vaccination list. We will continue to advocate for the Victorian ECEC workforce to be included on the priority vaccination list as additional vaccines become available. (more…)

Aug

10

Workforce Survey – thank you to contributors

We are very pleased to report that there were over 700 responses to the combined ELAA, Community Child Care and Community Early Learning Australia workforce survey. (more…)

Aug

06

COVID-19 update from Vic DET

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will have received an update from the Victorian Department of Education and Training (Vic DET) yesterday evening in response to the latest reintroduction of stay-at-home restrictions in Victoria (effective as of 8p.m. on 5 August). If you missed the update the key points covered include: (more…)

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