Entries by Ross Walton

Investing in our Young People- Its Official

The CALA team want to share our recent good news with our members. Mid March saw a three day assessment with colleagues from Investors in People Scotland,  and we are delighted that CALA has now received formal accreditation for the work we firmly believe offers our young people their voice in how we shape childcare […]

Nessies Nippers trip to Fort George

Hello everyone Please enjoy our power point showing all the fun we had learning about soldiers. Also our trip to Fort George. Hope you all enjoying your Easter Holidays Nessies Nippers Soldier Powerpoint  –Tracy Deanne and all children in Nessies Nippers   

Play into Practice in Fort William

Over the last three Thursdays in March, we’ve been sharing an introduction to Play into Practice (adapted from the 5 day accredited course) in Lochaber.  Attendees came from a variety of working backgrounds including childminders, ELC practitioners, children’s support workers, and NHS staff. Many thanks to the lovely group of ladies who attended for their […]

New Playday Website Launch

New Playday Website Launch A new-look Playday website has been launched http://www.playday.org.uk/ Playday is the UK national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August.   Play Scotland also launched Play on the Longest Day, which is held in Scotland to promote Playday within school settings as national Playday falls out with […]

Culbokie Children’s Easter Newsletter

Hey everyone! The children of Culbokie Childcare would like to wish you all a very happy Easter! They have also made a newsletter showing off what they have done to celebrate Easter and included some of their best drawings. Have a look for yourselves at their wonderful drawings Culbokie Children’ Easter Newsletter –Marion

Play Scotland Annual Review 2015

Hey everyone! For your viewing pleasure we have brought you the most recent annual review by Play Scotland. This review covers the important topics of Managing Risk in Play, Care Inspectorate details and the new childcare tool of the Play Map! See here for the full review see here! Play Scotland Annual Review 2015 -Norma […]

Workshops to Raise Awareness (WRAP) of PREVENT

Whilst this is not mandatory for training for third and private sector, places may be available on request for the training, dates as below. Norma Ruettimann, Training Development Manager Highland Council Care and Learning Service have arranged a series of workshops to raise awareness across the Service of PREVENT. PREVENT is part of the Government […]

Building the Ambition at Glenbervie Kindergarten and GX Club at Carrongrange House, Stenhousemuir

Building the Ambition at Glenbervie Kindergarten and GX Club at Carrongrange House, Stenhousemuir Following on from our first visit to Glenbervie Kindergarden and GX Club in Larbert last October, we paid a second visit to Glenbervie this time to work with practitioners from the sister provision at Carrongrange House, Stenhousemiir. Twenty-one staff attended the day […]

Frugal Friday Easter 4

Hey everyone! This week we are showing how to make beautiful rattling Easter eggs! Thanks for another excellent video Mairianne P.S The blog is going out a little early this week due to the Easter weekend. We all hope you have an excellent time with the long weekend -Ross, Marketing