We at Care and Learning Alliance are dedicated to giving all children the ‘best start in life’, and as one of the partners in the Scottish Government’s Early Years Framework we are constantly striving to provide the best guidance and support for families and Early Years groups throughout Highland and Moray.
Early Years Groups
CALA provides advice and support for all voluntary run Early Years Partner Centres throughout Highland and Moray. Our Staff Managed Centres can access all the listed services available to voluntary members and have the added benefit of accessing CALA’s management experience and quality assurance programme. For our Directly Managed Centres CALA has developed a model of direct management and has total responsibility for all service delivery.
Find out more about how we can help your group
Find an Early Years group in your area
Find out more about becoming a CALA member
Find out more about the Dept of Health's Start Active, Stay Active campaign
As a CALA member you can access Early Years policies & procedures within our Membership Zone.
It is our aim, through the Care & Learning Alliance Toddler Project, to improve the quality of provision for all adults and children attending 0-4 groups. Our Toddler Group Facilitators, in consultation with group members, draw up an initial action plan of what the parents and children want from their group. Through role modelling activities, information sharing and committee support the TGFs and group members work together to meet their individual requirements.
Find out more about CALA’s Toddler Project
Play@Home is a physical activity programme for children from birth to five years. CALA has been a member of the Play@Home Advisory Group since 2002 and has delivered promotional support since 2008, jointly funded by NHS Highland/Highland Council.
For more information and our latest report go to our Play@Home page
CALA provides 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 an appropriate manner.
For more information go to our Family Support page