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Weekly round-up

‘Being Prepared’ Continuous Professional Learning Sessions Everyone at CALA is excited and optimistic that we will be shortly welcoming our children and families back to our settings across Highland. Preparations to ensure we are prepared to do this safely while still providing high-quality care and learning for our children began this week with a series […]

A CALA news roundup: 5th June 2020

Think you know neglect? Think you know neglect? Highland Child Protection Committee in partnership with ourselves here at CALA was delighted to launch the latest free e-learning module ‘Think you know neglect?’, which,  since launch 5 days ago has been accessed by 235 users and counting. Encouraging to see everyone working together to keep children […]

Watten Wee Ones

Watten Wee Ones is a voluntary run Toddler Group supported by one of our Family Practitioners, Jules Taylor.  She has shared with us how the committee has worked together to support their families during Covid-19.  Here’s what Jules had to say: I just wanted to share the thoughtful good practice of Watten Wee Ones in supporting […]

Update information and upcoming events

Care Inspectorate Update ELC including childminders and out of school care The announcement made by the First Minister on Thursday 21 May 2020 outlined the Scottish Government Route Map and a phased approach is planned to the lifting of lockdown. The First Minister was clear in her message that each stage will be reviewed and […]

Information on reopening of schools/childcare etc.

Letter to all childcare providers from Scottish Government ELC Directorate Yesterday, the First Minister made a statement to the Scottish Parliament setting out Scotland’s routemap through and out of the crisis, including a phased approach out of lockdown. Click on the link to access a letter from the Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Directorate to […]

Information on transitions and Gaelic language learning at home resources

Early Learning and Childcare Highland ELC Highland has posted updated information on Developmental Overviews and transitions to Primary 1 in the current situation due to COVID-19. Read the full article on ELC Highland blog by clicking here:   Cluichidh sinn Còmhla’ – Resources to Support Gaelic Language Learning at Home Cluichidh sinn Còmhla’ is a new […]

Update on the use of PPE in Childcare settings

Click on the link below to listen to a short video clip from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director sharing information about what the science tells us and why childcare and education workers don’t need special protective equipment or face coverings while caring for children in hubs/settings Click here to access the video

Playful Project Packs

Playful Project Packs. We were delighted to receive a grant for £1000 form North Highland Initiatives Community Support Programme to provide Playful Project Packs. Click here to read more about the project in the media article in the John O’Groats Journal and Caithness Courier

Update Information

Career Advice – Skills Development Scotland (SDS) As First Minister has just announced, anyone concerned about their learning or work during the current crisis can now access free one-to-one career advice through SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000    Click here to access the media release from SDS Skills Development Scotland Online Portal – free […]

Practical information and advice

With so much really useful and practical advice and guidance around we thought you might find it useful if we collated a few together to share with you. We hope you find them helpful. May Calendar – Action for Happiness This Meaningful May Calendar has daily actions for May 2020 to help us respond to this global crisis with […]

Week ending 1st May 2020: Summary of information updates

The Care Inspectorate  shared the following information: Update for ELC and Childminders on the COVID-19 staff absences “The recent COVID-19 staff absences notification that went live on the 17th April is being revised and there is no longer a requirement for ELC and childminders to complete these.  Please continue to complete the daily survey for […]