Entries by ICT Admin

Celebrating Silver Work-versary!

Our Improvement Co-ordinator Marion Laidlaw was delighted to receive chocolates, flowers and certificate to mark an amazing 25 years service today. Always ready with a listening ear, a wealth of knowledge, experience, and solution-focused helpful suggestions,  Marion has been a wonderful asset to our organisation over her many years of service in a variety of roles. […]

Further updated information from Scottish Government

Information site from the Scottish Government The Scottish Government have developed a web page dedicated to hosting guidance and information to help us access it easily and ensure we have the latest version. The suite of documents includes: Parent factsheet about closures Provider factsheet about closures Business support factsheet Childminders support. Click here to access […]

News round up

New guidance from the Scottish Government for early learning and childcare services The Scottish Government has issued updated guidance:  Information for parents about daycare of children service closures – Click here  (last updated 27 March 2020) Information for childminders about business and financial support  – Click here (last updated 27 March 2020). The following guidance has […]

Updates from SSSC COVID 19

  The Scottish Social Services Council has shared the following information in their recent newsletter     Changes to the law to support social services: The UK and Scottish coronavirus legislation include some important changes for social service regulation so we can support the workforce to keep on delivering high-quality services during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Update from CALA

Well it has been a different but very busy week for us here at CALA as like everybody we have adjusted to the ‘new norm’ for the moment. We are linking closely with colleagues locally and nationally and keeping a focus on our vision and values for:  positive childhoods, empowered parents and dynamic communities at […]

Monitoring uptake and provision of childcare places – Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is asking each childcare provider that is NOT a local authority setting to complete this short online form from THURSDAY 26TH MARCH by 3.00 pm each day until further notice. This includes private and third-sector childcare services including nurseries, out of school care and childminders. Information in relation to local authority settings will be […]

Useful Information – 25th March 2020

Notice to all registered childminders in Scotland Scottish Government issued guidance which sets out the implications for childminding services. Click here to access Third Sector Resilience Fund The Third Sector Resilience Fund is now open for applications. You can find details of the fund here and start the process of applying by using the online […]

Keeping children safe – Child Protection

  The protection of children is still a KEY priority and RESPONSIBILITY of everyone through the changing landscape of services necessary to address the COVID-19 spread. As always, if you are concerned about a child or young person it is important to speak to a professional as soon as possible using the following: If you […]

Information on closures of ELC Premises

Scottish Government has provided further guidance providing further clarity on the closures of childcare provision due to the current COVID 19 situation. There is information/guidance for private and third sector providers about closures and emergency childcare.  This applies to providers of childcare who are registered with the Care Inspectorate, including after-school services, holiday provision and […]