Entries by David

13th – 19th March 2017 is… Highland Hero Week!

From the 13th to the 19th of March, our friends at Safe Strong and Free  are running “Highland Hero Week”. Here is what they say about it: “Following on from the success of last year, we are delighted to bring you Highland Hero Week. This year we are encouraging nurseries, schools, youth clubs and local businesses to […]

Building the Ambition training at Technotots

The following blog update comes from Norma Ruettimann, CALA Training Development Manager: A blustery, cold wet Wednesday evening on 22nd February didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for learning and professional reflection of owner/manager Jayne Goddard and her staff team at Technotots Childcare in East Kilbride who attended our 2.5 hour training on the national guidance for early learning […]

#Openingdoors Blog – February 2017

The following blog update comes from Kirsty Hunter, CALA Mentoring Support Officer: It’s been a busy start to 2017 for #Openingdoors! Beginning with the fantastic news that we have been awarded funding from Young Start to deliver year 3! This is fantastic news with the built in excitement of expanding the project from the Inner […]

Baby Massage

The following blog article was submitted by Jules Taylor, CALA Parent and Toddler Group Facilitator This week’s Blog I thought how lovely it would be to highlight the Work CALA do regarding Delivering baby massage in Caithness. Once a week, we support the Health Visiting Team by delivering a weekly Drop in Clinic for 0-6 months, The […]

Key messages from Highland Literacy Words Up

The following blog update comes from Norma Ruettimann, CALA Training Development Manager: Attention all Early Learning and Childcare practitioners – the Highland Emerging Literacy Group have just released some helpful short video clips which focus on the key messages from Words Up. These will be a useful tool to support consistent implementation in your ELC settings.   […]

Education Scotland updates

The following information comes from Education Scotland’s Weekly Digest:  Scot’s Ambassadors St.Bridget’s Early Years class, North Ayrshire, dedicates every Wednesday to Scots learning. They have Scottish snacks, listen to stories in Scots and they even recite poetry in Scots. The class has been promoting Scottish landscapes and places of interest which the children have been […]