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CALA 500

As part of CALA’s ongoing Health and Wellbeing programme, some of the CALA team have come together to participate in our very own CALA 500! Their aim was to work together to collectively collate their daily cycling, walking, running miles to see if they could complete 500 miles together between the 18th of January and […]

Enrolment Week

Enrolment week for Early Learning and Childcare settings will take place from the 8th to 12th February 2021. Children born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2019 are entitled to a funded Early Learning and Childcare place. CALA has some available spaces in our settings throughout Highland. Click here for further details of setting […]

Funding Support for Eligible Childminders

Scottish Government have announced funding to support childminders business sustainability. Scottish Government state: Grants of up to £1,000 each will be made to eligible childminding providers, and work is now underway with the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) to finalise the details of the scheme. Further information on how to apply will be published shortly. Alongside […]

Update – Scottish Government

In the latest update today, the Scottish Government announced that the current closures of ELC settings will remain in place until at least mid-February due to the COVID-19 rates remaining high.   Nurseries & regulated childcare providers should continue to open to key worker/vulnerable children only.   Childminders can continue to stay open operating in […]

Scot Gov – (COVID-19): financial support to childcare sector

The Deputy First Ministers announcement today included information on financial support for childcare providers.   This information applies to private and third sector childcare providers and childminders and sets out the range of business and financial support that has been made available to the childcare sector.   Access this and other relevant guidance on our […]

Updates from Scottish Government

Childminders There are no changes for childminders following yesterday’s announcement from the First Minister, Childminders can continue to operate as normal under Level 4 guidance, ie to all children, not only key workers and vulnerable children.   The FM’s statement applies only to extending supplementary guidance for daycare of children’s services including out of school […]

Christmas wishes from CALA

As we come to the end of what has been a particularly challenging and unprecedented year which with last week’s news of the need for tighter restrictions – this will no doubt bring further challenges for us all. Despite this, everyone here at CALA is incredibly heartened by the resilience, dedication, and spirit shown by […]

Information for CALA settings (6th – 18th January 2021)

All our CALA settings in Highland and Moray will be open from 6th January for children of keyworkers and children who will benefit from being in the setting. Children in these categories attending ELC settings and Out of School Care will follow their normal attendance pattern and your normal ELC funding entitlement will apply. Any […]

Festive period: important new and updated information from Care Inspectorate

The following information has been provided from the Care Inspectorate via their provider update (22nd December 2020) Letter to all registered childcare providers – for period 26 December to 18 January  The Scottish Government have issued a letter to all registered childcare providers following the First Minister’s announcement on 19 December that further public health measures […]

National guidance for child protection – revised: consultation

The Scottish Government is currently seeking your views on the revised ‘National Guidance for Child Protection’. Scottish Government state: “The aim of the consultation is to seek views on the tone, level of detail and approach in the revised guidance, in particular in relation to the description of new or significant aspects, and whether there […]

The safe operation of daycare of children settings during Covid-19

The safe operation of daycare of children settings during Covid-19 Scottish Government are hosting a webinar on the safe operation of daycare of children settings during Covid-19 Care Inspectorates ‘updates to providers’ on the 25/11/20 states: This webinar will provide an opportunity for heads of centres and managers to come together virtually and hear from […]