Entries by ICT Admin

Dingwall Ducklings

During the summer holidays, Dingwall Ducklings were delighted to have some refurbishment done. Patio doors have been fitted and decking built to make freeflow play from the playroom to the garden area easier. The lovely large patio doors have also helped more natural light into the playroom making it bright and airy.  Many thanks to […]

New e-module

CALA are delighted to announce the launch of their new module to the CALA e-learning zone – Gender Equal Play: breaking down barriers.  Children’s understanding of gender is influenced and reinforced from a very young age through interactions and experiences with family, culture, lifestyle, the media, education, childcare environments and the wider community. The module will […]

ELC Childcare Improvement Programme: Bitesize resources

The ‘Early Learning and Childcare programme’ announced the release of a series of online bitesize resources on the Care Inspectorate Hub which will support services to complete their Key Question 5 self-evaluation Care Inspectorate state: “The flexible design of the bitesize resources means all ELC staff can view the four sessions at any time – […]

CALA Virtual Pyjama Party celebrating Book Week Scotland!

CALA Family Services Team has been awarded funding from the Scottish Book Trust to support CALA Toddler Groups to come together to create stories, play, learn and have fun culminating in a virtual pyjama party to celebrate Book Week Scotland. Before we get to the pyjama party however our Family Service Practitioners are looking for […]

Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin

The Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit has released a new Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin. The bulletin shares important cyber security information. The Cyber Resilience Unit state that there is a “significant rise in COVID-19 related scams” and they aim to update the bulletin regularly. Keep up to date with the most relevant information from the […]

Further information for Toddler Groups

CALA sought further clarification from the Scottish Government on re-opening of Toddler Groups for outside sessions. The following response was received  which indicates that this is not possible at this time as Toddler Groups do not fall into either of the criteria given: “Unregulated activity clubs for young people under the age of 18 are […]

Important information for all Toddler Groups

CALA requested guidance from the Scottish Government on the re-opening of Toddler Groups. Scottish Government have kindly responded with the following information with regards to all non-regulated services such as toddler groups: “Schools and regulated ELCs are beginning again from 11 August and we are receiving queries about whether other indoor activity may resume at […]

Moving on with CALA

We’ve been just blown away by the number of daily views, parent interaction and feedback that our Family Information and Support pages (developed in response to Covid-19) have received over the last term – thank you for helping to keep us all so connected! In recognition that the summer holidays are here and how we […]

Updated guidance on re-opening of ELC and OSC

Friday 3rd July 2020: ELC reopening guidance update The Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Directorate have issued a letter to all Early Learning and Childcare providers containing an update on reopening guidance issued on the 15th June 2020. Click here to access the letter. ELC online sessions for Childcare Providers and Childminders Online Support […]

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 […]