Entries by ICT Admin

CALA’s Book Week Celebrations

CALA Family Services have loved celebrating Book Week Scotland, from 16th to 20th November. With most community toddler groups unable to meet in our current circumstances, it was a project that aimed to reconnect our families and facilitate an opportunity for all ages to come together to celebrate storytelling, books and rhymes. In September we […]

Important Information for Services from Care Inspectorate

The care inspectorate is making changes to the way you receive your PROVIDER UPDATES. You are required to click on the link below to select which update version you wish to receive and update your account. The Care Inspectorate state: We are tailoring the content you receive. We carried out a Provider Update reader survey […]

World Kindness Day – TRACC

Practitioners in our settings have been encouraging children’s awareness of their health and wellbeing since returning to settings following closure during the pandemic.  As this is Kindness week, the practitioners at TRACC Out of School Club suggested the children might consider kindness and wellbeing and make an individual pledge showing what kindness might look like. […]

Watten Early Learning and Childcare – Eco School

The children, families and practitioners of Watten Early Learning and Childcare are working towards renewing their ECO Schools Green Flag – here is a little update from them on some of the things they have been doing (please click to fully open the post to view their fabulous photographs) At Watten ELC we have been […]


Equal Protection On Saturday 7th November 2020, The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 (Equal Protection Act) became the law in Scotland. This change in the law will apply to acts of physical punishment or physical discipline carried out after 7 November 2020.  Information from Equal Protection states: “The purpose of the legislation […]

CALA information roundup

‘Baby and Toddler Groups Online (title)  The Family Services Team are excited to announce that they can deliver sessions online for groups of our Baby Toddler Group families. We can deliver Book Bug, Baby/child massage, PEEP, [email protected] and many other activities such as songs/rhymes and storytelling sessions. If your Baby and Toddler Group would like […]

Coming soon: Pyjama Party Project

CALA Family Services and Toddler Groups coming together to create stories, play, learn and have fun. Culminating in a virtual pyjama party to celebrate Scottish Book Trust – Book Week Scotland. https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland Each day from the 16th November we will be sharing stories, fun ideas and videos for you and your child/ren to share. We […]

Increase in Child Sexual Exploitation

Following concern raised at the Scottish Parliament today with regard to an increase in Child Sexual Exploitation, a reminder that you can access our free e-module on CSE developed in partnership with Highland Child Protection Committee. Find out more at www.calaelearning.co.uk 

Croileagan Inbhir Narainn

Croileagan Inbhir Narainn has full time funded spaces available to eligible 3- & 4-year olds. For further information about the group visit https://www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk/our-services/early-years/early-years-groups/croileagan-inbhir-narainn/ You can contact Tia or Johanne on 07725881119 or email [email protected]  


Dr Anne Martin or Dr Paul McCrorie (Principal Researchers) are looking for Early Years practitioners responsible for children aged 2-5 years old to complete an online survey exploring perceptions of the risks and benefits of outdoor activities.  The survey presents 10 different outdoor situations that you may experience with the children in your early learning […]

Information from Care Inspectorate

Childminders contact with Public Health  Care Inspectorate has released the following information: “We are aware that Public Health teams have been receiving a high volume of calls from childminders and would like to remind childminders to follow the Scottish Government FACTS guidance. Childminders should self-isolate and book a test if they or a member of […]