This morning’s announcement by the Andrew’s Government of $9 billion expansion of early education will change the lives of thousands of children and their families each year.
“ELAA agrees with the government when it says this represents ‘the greatest transformation of early education in a generation’,” said ELAA CEO, David Worland.
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Federal Budget a missed opportunity to ease cost of living through accessible children’s education and care
Tuesday night’s Federal Budget provided little new support to the education and care sector. (more…)
- Helping children get a great start
- Delivering access to high quality services for families
- Paying educators fairly
Ahead of the 2022 Australian Federal Election, Community Child Care Association, Community Early Learning Australia and Early Learning Association Australia have prepared this joint plan to outline our shared vision for delivering real solutions and results. This is on behalf of our members in long day care, kindergartens, preschools, family day care, occasional care and outside school hours care. (more…)
Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) welcomes the announcement of the signing of the preschool funding agreement between Victoria and the Commonwealth.
The new four-year funding agreement, which provides up to $514 million in Commonwealth funding from 2022 to 2025, will benefit up to 330,000 Victorian children in four-year-old kindergarten. (more…)
Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of its Next Steps in Victoria’s Kindergarten Workforce Strategy .
The strategy responds to an urgent need for action to address workforce issues, as highlighted in ELAA’s jointly authored report Investing in our future: Growing the education and care workforce. (more…)
A recent study by three leading education and care peak bodies has revealed that Australian education and care services reported over 4,500 vacancies had been advertised in the first six months of 2021. Nearly half of all job vacancies in education and care settings remained unfilled in early 2021. Poor pay and conditions, and lack of qualified applicants were key reasons for these shortages. (more…)
Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Victorian Chief Health Officer that vaccination against COVID-19 will be a requirement for Victoria’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce. (more…)
Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) is urging the Victorian Chief Health Officer to introduce mandatory vaccination of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce. (more…)
ELAA welcomes the approval of the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA) 2020. This agreement brings Victorian community early childhood teachers and educators significantly closer to the wages and conditions of their primary school counterparts. (more…)