Entries by David

Playtime activities for travelling

With the summer holidays on the horizon, the Real Play Coalition has published a newsletter with some ideas for fun activities parents and children can play during long journeys. From the newsletter:  Keeping kids occupied during long journeys don’t have to be challenging. Why not take a look at some of our activities below? They’re […]

Upcoming training: ‘Developing Literacy and Numeracy Outdoors’ – choose from Elgin or Laurencekirk

This training is a practical, mostly outdoor learning opportunity where you will try out ways to provide rich learning experiences to support the development of young children’s literacy, numeracy and other skills.  You can choose to attend this training in either Elgin or Laurencekirk. Elgin: Date: Saturday 11th May Location: Winchester House, Elgin Time: 10am – 3pm […]

Upcoming Training: Technologies for Early Learning and Childcare

Course details:  7/5/19 – Dingwall Community Centre, Dingwall – 1.30 pm – 4 pm 14/5/19 – Wick Assembly Rooms, Wick, 1.30 pm – 4 pm 16/5/19 – Millburn Acadamy, Inverness, 1.30 pm – 4 pm Book now via the Highland Council CPD Calendar: https://highland.cpdservice.net/ “It’s so much more than digital!” In this course, you will: Explore the use of familiar, […]

‘Caring for Children Moving Alone’ – a free online course offered by FutureLearn

“Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children” is a free online course developed by the University of Strathclyde and accessible on the FutureLearn website.  Course information, as per the FutureLearn website:  This course is about the care and protection of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children who are moving across and […]

HM Prison Inverness – Peep Progression Pathway qualifications for fathers (and their partners)

CALA Family Support Project Coordinator Mairianne Nairn has been helping deliver 13 weekly hour-long sessions peep sessions with fathers inside HMP Prison Inverness.  At the request of the Prison Governor, this is now the third time the programme has run.  The following quotes come from the father’s who took part in the programme:  “Peep’s had a […]

This week is ‘Cyber Scotland Week’ – learn how to stay safe online

The following blog post comes from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. They have released a cybersecurity guide, full of information on keeping you safe online. Although it is aimed at third sector organisations, it contains valuable information for individuals too.  For Cyber Scotland Week 2019, ACOSVO have partnered with SCVO and the Scottish Government to promote Cyber-Security across […]

Developing Communication Skills in Early Learning and Childcare

The following information comes from the Highland Literacy Blog:  Speech and Language Therapists across Highland work in collaboration with practitioners in Early Learning and Childcare settings and schools to support adult/ child interactions through the Words Up Early and Words Up Primary Key Messages. Last session, working with Early Learning and Childcare practitioners in Scottish […]

Child Protection Bulletin – April 2019

The fourth edition of the Child Protection Bulletin is now available to download. It features information on female genital mutilation, links to useful websites, a new online safety education resource for 4-7 year-olds, and what to do if you have a child protection concern. Click here to download the bulletin [PDF].