Entries by ICT Admin

Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe  Children across Scotland can face abuse, neglect, exploitation or harm. It’s not just up to the services to provide child protection services, everyone has a responsibility to keep children safe from harm. The Highland Child Protection Committee in partnership with Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) has a number of free-e-learning child protection-related […]

Updates: COVID-19: early learning and childcare services

Following the First Ministers statement on the 4/8/21, Scottish Government and Care Inspectorate have updated and issued further guidance for: Early Learning and Childcare provision Childminders School-Aged Childcare The Scottish Government has also published a checklist summarising the COVID-19 risk mitigations for ELC settings. The Scottish Government state: “This should not be used as a […]

New Guidance and Resources

Care Inspectorate: A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school-aged childcare This week the Care Inspectorate published their new quality framework for the daycare of children, childminding and school-aged childcare.   The primary purpose of the framework is for early learning and childcare (ELC) services to evaluate their own performance.  It will also be […]

Get into Summer

Supporting Parent, Baby & Toddler Groups Grant Early Years Scotland and the Care and Learning Alliance are excited to be administering a fund for Parent, Baby and Toddler Playgroups. This fund will support Parent, Baby and Toddler Playgroups to be part of the Get Into Summer Campaign. This is a fantastic opportunity for groups to […]

Pocket Garden – Junior World

  After being among the winners selected from the charity Keep Scotland Beautiful – Design a Pocket Garden competition, the children at Junior World are now putting their design into action and creating the garden!   The garden will be digitally showcased from Saturday the 5th of June 2021 and voting for your favourite pocket […]

News from CALA Family Services

The Family Services team have supported community Baby and Toddler groups around the Highlands over this last year.  Despite the past 12 months being far from ordinary, our member groups have continued to benefit from their membership in lots of ways. Family Practitioners continue to support committees with up-to-date Scottish Government guidance.  A representative from […]

Consulting with our Youngest Children Toolkit

The Highland Child Protection Committee, Keeping Children Safe and Care and Learning Alliance are delighted to be launching the ‘Consulting with our Youngest Children Toolkit’. As part of Scotland’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) every child in Scotland has the right to have their views heard and […]

Out to play – new chapters added

Today Scottish  Government, in partnership with Inspiring Scotland and the Care Inspectorate, have published 3 new sections of the guidance document ‘Out To Play’. ‘Out To Play’ is practical guidance to help create outdoor play experiences in childcare. The 3 new sections cover ASN, Childminders and School-Aged Childcare. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these sections are […]

Gaelic Medium Information Day

Latha Gaidhlig air Loidhne – Online Gaelic Day for parents interested in GME 27mh den Mhàrt – 10:30-13:00/27th March – 10:30-13:00 Click here to view the programme Click here to download and complete a registration form. Interested parents/carers should return their completed registration form to [email protected]  

Gaelic Parent and Toddler Newsletters

Despite the difficult times that we find ourselves all in with COVID 19 restrictions, our Gaelic Parent and Toddler Development Workers continue to be solution-focused and innovative in finding ways to communicate and support the development of the Gaelic Language with our youngest children. Click on the links to find out about some of the […]