Entries by ICT Admin

Parentzone Scotland – I am an engineer!

A recent newsletter from the Northern Alliance highlighted the website Parentzone Scotland for supporting Family Engagement. This website is a tool to support parents  ‘be at the heart of their child’s learning’ by providing useful information on a broad range of topics including curriculum, schools, additional support needs and ideas for supporting their child’s learning […]

It’s never too early to share a book!

We wanted to share a lovely example of how our Family Service workers are promoting early literacy and family learning through PEEP sessions which support parents and children to learn together.  At a recent PEEP session, one of our FS practitioners was talking with parents about the benefits of sharing books with babies.  Parents of […]

Bookbug Shared Practice Event

Bookbug are inviting you to join them at their ‘Bookbug Shared Practice Event’ on Wed 4th March 2020, 10am – 2pm at Canal Park, Inverness: you can find out more about how Bookbug is being used by a whole range of practitioners in communities and family homes throughout your area and beyond. For further information […]

Letters to our grandchildren

The following is a letter from Mollie Rawnsley sharing the details of her exciting project has come to us via ‘Generations Working Together’ – If you are interested in taking part, or feel like you might know someone who might like to write to you, please get in touch either via e-mail: [email protected] or by […]

Highland Child Protection Committee – Seminar Event

Seminar – What does ‘mental health’ mean for children and families? 30th January 2020 Smithton-Culloden Free Church, 1 Murray Road, Inverness 10am-4pm  This free one-day seminar being offered by Highland Child Protection Committee aims to bring together knowledge and experience in relation to mental health issues affecting adults and children/young people. The event aims to […]

Closing date approaching – Scottish Government ELC Innovation Award

A quick reminder that the  ELC Innovation Awards are still open for applications but will close on Monday, 13th January 2020. The awards celebrate and highlight innovative initiatives that improve children’s learning and provide funding and support to further develop them. Any setting delivering funded ELC can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to continue to […]

CALA E Learning Zone – New module added!

SOSCN – Activity and Well-being This module developed in partnership by Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) and the Scottish Out of School Network (SOSCN) and is available free of charge for everyone to access. The module combines key aspects from two training programmes: Activity and Wellbeing – First Steps and Next Steps which have been […]

Launch of Consultation on Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on the updated Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance. The consultation will provide an opportunity for everyone involved in early learning and childcare to provide their views before the guidance is finalised. Background Scottish Government state: “The Guidance will support local authorities in exercising their functions in relation to […]

‘On-line Safety Awareness’ session

New computer games for Christmas? Kids playing games on-line? Are you feeling a little bit like it’s all an alien language and wish you knew more about it? Useful for parents, carers, childminders and anyone working with or for children and young people, this free session will provide you with information and guidance to help […]