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Pre-Birth to Three - 12th June, Nairn
Free training for professionals or practitioners working with families or children in Highland or Moray. Find out more
Out of School Care Risky Play - 18th & 20th June, Inverness
This free workshop for practitioners working in Out of School Clubs will reinforce the importance of providing stimulating and challenging play opportunities for children. Find out more.
For images & reports on some of our previous training events, as well as details of forthcoming events, go to our Training Noticeboard on the CALA Childhood Practice Blog
CALA employs a small team of experienced trainers who work closely with colleagues in Highland and Moray Councils to bring current, relevant and innovative training to staff and parents working with babies, children and young people. We pride ourselves in being responsive to the needs of our membership and in keeping abreast of national and local trends in childcare and education.
Our training is complemented by the work carried out by Highlands and Moray Accredited Training Services (HiMATS) which focuses on delivering accredited training to the childcare sector – mainly in the form of vocational qualifications.
Within each academic year we deliver around 20 full day training events as part of the Local Authorities’ In-service programmes; these vary from largely practical courses such as ‘Early Science and Investigation’ to theory-based courses such as ‘Self Evaluation and Improvement Planning'. Places can be booked through Clachnaharry (call 01463 711176). You will need to obtain a username and password to access the site and book courses:
In addition to in-service training for staff we also deliver workshop training across the Highlands, sometimes as requested by Local Childcare Partnerships. Centres can commission training to meet the needs of their staff team if they wish.
Seven & Five Day Courses
Our ‘Play and Learning into Practice’ course is targeted at fairly new, inexperienced or unqualified staff who would like to access a comprehensive introduction to the world of childcare. The course is delivered one day a week, over seven weeks, and provides a wide range of practical learning experiences as well as the necessary underpinning child development knowledge and an understanding of how to set up and run an effective childcare provision.
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Play and Learning into Practice – 7 day course
Play into Practice – 5 day course
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