This event which was postponed is now running on 30 October as planned.

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For any queries, please contact Philippa Valder on 03 9532 2017 or by email.

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The Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria (ACAV) congratulates the Andrews' Government on their recent announcement that they will invest almost $5 billion over the next decade to deliver a full 15 hours of three-year old kinder, with the rollout beginning in 2020.

President of ACAV, Mr. Paul Mondo says, “We congratulate the vision of this Government and its recognition of the many benefits of early learning to both individual children and to our society in the long term. We look forward to working with the Victorian Government to continue its proud tradition of supporting the delivery of early learning in a range of service types.”

In their announcement, the Government recognizes that early learning is delivered across multiple service types and makes allowance for the benefits of the funding to flow to families, whether their child/ren are in stand alone kindergarten or long day care.

“With the long day care sector already established and delivering quality early learning programs, this recognition further emphasises the importance of the long day care sector as a significant partner in the delivery of early learning to the children of Australia” Mr. Mondo said.

Coming at the same time as the Federal Labor Party’s announcement that they will extend the 15 hours per week of subsidised kindergarten/preschool to three-year-olds for the first time, if Bill Shorten wins the next federal election, this is an exciting time for early education in Victoria.

To read the Andrews' Government announcement, click here.

It has been brought to our attention that people (both ACA members and non-members) are receiving a scam email purporting to come from ACA NSW, with an invoice attached. The subject line is "Your invoice from ACA NSW".

If you receive this email, please delete it immediately without opening.

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Wea are pleased to advise that the office phones are working again. The message function, however, is currently faulty.

If you are unable to get through to us on the phone, please either try again or send us a quick email.

Telstra have assured us that they will fix the error as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we thank you for your patience.

Our Members' wage tables for Children's Services Award and Educational Services (Teachers) Award have been updated and are now available in the Members' area of the website at Awards and Wage Tables.

They were also sent to all members in the 29 June edition of Building Blocks e-newsletter.

If you don't know your member number, please contact the office on 03 9532 2017 or email Jessica Seddon.