Family Support & Children Under 4
CALA - Family Support
We provide a confidential support service to families where there is at least one child under the age of 4 years. Support workers are matched individually and work with each family in a supporting, caring and appropriate manner. Our volunteers are all family orientated and give their time and experience when it is suitable.
All our services are registered with the Care Inspectorate. We are active partners in the Getting it right programme. Our service is child focused and we endeavour to place the child at the centre of all our programmes.
Family Support Contacts:
Family Support Manager
Lorraine MacLeod, Glenshiel
Tel: 01463 703033
Family Support Coordinators
Marie McSorley, Portree
Tel: 01478 613154
Amanda Wagstaffe, Golspie
Tel: 01408 633363
Moira Lane, Glenelg
Tel: 07934 458984
Find out more about volunteering for Family Support
Find out more about the Scottish Families website
CALA - Parent & Toddler Support
Our toddler groups focus on adults and children under 4 years. The groups allow children to learn and develop through innovative play while establishing strong and trusting relationships with parents, allowing them to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of their child.
Our Toddler Group Facilitators offer support and assist parents in establishing their own group. When the group is fully operational, the Toddler Group Facilitators will develop an exit strategy allowing the groups to develop in their chosen direction.
To find a Parent & Toddler group near you click here
Find out more about CALA's Toddler Project
Summer Playschemes (2011) in Wester Ross - read the recent Evaluation
Download the Dept of Health's Physical Activity Guidelines for infants who are not yet walking
Download the Dept of Health's Physical Acitivy Guidles for under fives who are capable of walking
CALA’s commitment to supporting children & families can be aligned to many of the key outcome targets & improvement objectives set out in 'For Highland's Children 3' the Integrated Childcare Service Plan for children, young people & families in Highland