Entries by ICT Admin

Child Sexual Exploitation

The ‘Upstream Project ‘by Stop it Now (UK & Ireland) was launched yesterday in Scotland. ‘Stop it Now UK & Ireland!’ is a project solely to tackle child sexual abuse. Their new ‘Upstream Project’ has been set up in Scotland to provide practical advice to anyone worried about the abuse of a young person and […]

National Improvement Hub – Sketchnotes

Education Scotland has been sharing some ‘Sketchnotes’ on the National Improvement Hub as a way of sharing effective practice and inspection highlights. Education Scotland state: “Education Scotland wanted to find some new ways of sharing effective practice identified during inspections. Using a sketchnote is a popular approach for providing a visual journey of activities. Sketchnotes provide […]

Scottish Government Awards

Scottish Government ELC Innovation Award These  ELC Innovation Awards (previously Settings of Innovation and Impact) are now open for applications and will close on Monday, 13th January 2020. These awards celebrate and highlight innovative initiatives that improve children’s learning and provides funding and support to further develop them. Any setting delivering funded ELC can apply for […]

Draft Quality Framework for Early Learning and Childcare

A quality framework for early learning and childcare services Care Inspectorate is looking for feedback on the draft quality framework for early learning and childcare services. All early learning and childcare services, including nurseries, playgroups, family centres, childminders, and out-of-school care, are being invited to comment on the Care Inspectorate’s draft quality framework. The framework will […]

Closing date for ELC Inclusion Fund

Applications for the ‘Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund’ will close on Monday 2 December at 12pm. The Scottish Government’s ELC Inclusion Fund provides funding to early learning and childcare settings to support children with additional support needs to fully benefit from their funded ELC entitlement. All settings that offer ELC funded places can apply. […]

New Highland Council Safety Bulletin

Socket covers and square adapters safety information Highland Council has released a safety bulletin on the use of socket covers which replaces the use of socket covers originally issued in 2016. CLICK HERE to be directed to the Early Learning and Childcare in Highland blog to read the full safety information. This includes links to […]

Tools, resources and links to support practice

Education Scotland, National Improvement Hub: An Empowered System  This guidance resource is for everyone involved in working together to improve children and young people’s outcomes. Education Scotland explains: “this is a developing resource designed to support our empowered system in its collective endeavour to improve children and young people’s outcomes. The draft jigsaw and supporting guidance explore […]

Safety Concerns are raised about the ‘Tik Tok App’

TikTok (formerly called Musical.ly) is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 15-second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them. This app has recently been a focus in the news, highlighting some safety concerns about […]

Family Learning in Scotland 2019 survey

Education Scotland – Family Learning in Scotland 2019 survey Education Scotland is looking for all practitioners working with children and families pre-birth -18 years to share their views in their short online survey on family learning: “Education Scotland is gathering information on what Family Learning programmes and professional development opportunities are being delivered across Scotland. […]

Continuous Professional Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Continuous Professional Learning Opportunities (CPL) in NOVEMBER Over the month of NOVEMBER, there are a variety of CPL opportunities across Highland. Click through the slides below and use the links to find further information and booking details about the individual sessions.  Don’t forget to regularly check in at www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk and www.calaelearning.co.uk for up to date information on […]


Who Cares? Scotland- Children’s Hearings: privacy, confidentiality & participation Take control: Make your voice    Who Cares? Scotland has been commissioned by The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration to find out how privacy affects young people and their parents and carers’ participation in the Children’s Hearings System. They aim to: understand the impact of privacy and […]