Entries by David

The NSPCC ‘Parents vs Kids’ quiz

The following update was taken from the NSPCC newsletter:  Do you know if being called ‘salty’ online is a good thing? Do you know about ghost mode and parental controls? Our popular O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids quiz has now launched online and is available to play across mobile, tablet and desktop platforms. Get the […]

Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7s

The following blog post comes from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), part of The National Crime Agency. We are delighted to announce the launch of Jessie & Friends, our new online safety education resource for 4-7 year olds. Based on a series of three fun, age-appropriate animations, Jessie & Friends follows Jessie, Mo and […]

Easter Holidays Out of School Care – Junior World and Drakies

With Easter fast approaching, we would like to draw your attention to the out of school care that two of our settings will be providing. Junior World in Nairn and Drakies OOSC have lots of fun, stimulating activities planned.  To book a place for your child, download the corresponding booking form below:   Junior World Click […]

Care Inspectorate are recruiting inspectors to work throughout Scotland

The following blog update comes from the Care Inspectorate:  We’re hiring! We’re recruiting inspectors to work throughout Scotland within our adults, early learning and childcare, children and young people and complaints inspection teams. We are looking for talented people to join our inspection teams. We are looking for specialists who really understand how to put […]

Third Sector Cyber Resilience – March 2019 Newsletter

The Scottish Government’s ‘Third Sector Cyber Resilience Unit’ have released their March newsletter. If you work with a computer that has access to the internet, you should know the basics of cybersecurity, in order to ensure your data does not fall into the wrong hands.  You can download the newsletter by clicking here. It contains […]

British Science Week: 8th – 17th March

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.  The event takes place from 8th to 17th March and this year is themed around ‘journeys’.   You can find out more and download ideas and activities from the website at www.britishscienceweek.org  From creating tunnels, time capsules and perfume to keeping a nature log […]

Help shape the future of out of school care in Scotland

Would you like to help shape the future of out of school care in Scotland? Then why not come along to the ‘Shaping the Framework’ event on Wednesday 6th March in Inverness. SOSCN and the Scottish Government want to hear what you think should be included in the out of school care framework currently in […]

Youth Hour at the Scottish Child Law Centre

Every Tuesday and Thursday between 12 am – 1 pm is ‘Youth Hour’ at the Scottish Child Law Centre. During Youth Hour, the solicitors manning the phones at the Scottish Child Law Centre will only take calls from people under the age of 21.  They can be called free from a landline on 0800 328 8970, […]

Bringing Generations Together (Featuring Junior World in Nairn)

The Care Inspectorate has published a document named “Bringing Generations Together”, which includes “Some great examples of intergenerational practice from care services across Scotland highlighting the benefits of bringing people together from different generations“. CALA’s Junior World are highlighted on page 6 of the document for their fantastic intergenerational work with local care home Whinnieknowe. The […]

Upcoming training: Needs, Connections and Development

Care and Learning Alliance are pleased to announce our upcoming training: ‘Needs, Connections and Development’.  Sessions will be taking place in Inverness and Elgin, both in March 2019. Please see our course flyer for more information.  Click here to book online. Book your place by filling out our online booking form, or telephone Rebecca on […]