Book your place at the 2017 CALA Conference!


Our annual conference will take place on September 28th at Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church, Inverness. If you haven’t yet, head over to the conference page of our website for more information and to book your place.

The theme of this year’s conference is: Workforce Development: Today’s Children are Tomorrow’s Future.

We have a number of fantastic workshops planned for the day, as well as a keynote address from James Hempsall OBE, National Programme Director for Childcare Works.


Workshop 1: Developing the Young Workforce

Aileen Mackay (Strategic Quality Improvement Officer for Highland) and colleagues will share expectations for ELC in planning and providing a breadth of rich relevant play experiences to develop children’s understanding to the wider world of work and take a quick look of where we are on the DYW journey and what else we could be doing.

Workshop 2: Early Learning and Childcare: Routes and Transitions

Dr Alice J F Mongiello, BA Childhood Practice Programme Leader from at UHI Highlands and Islands and her team will lead a workshop which will:

  • explore a broad range of routes and transitions staff/students can undertake whether they are currently employed or are looking to join the Early Years sector.
  • Highlight that these are exciting, yet somewhat challenging, times to be involved in the Early Years sector and as the workforce continues to grow, look at how we need to remain mindful of the provision offered to young children and their families. The aim is to maintain high standards as we realise and achieve the growth required within the sector.

Workshop 3: Developing the Young Workforce, Creativity Skills

Lucy McGlennon, CREATIVE Business and Engagement Officer from Highland Creative Learning Network who will deliver a workshop to support and develop delegates knowledge and understanding about how creativity skills are increasingly valuable to employers, and help us to be empowered, flexible and adaptable in our own lives.

Book your place today!

If you’d like to read more about our workshops or speakers, click here to be taken to the 2017 CALA Conference page on our website. 

Or, if you’re ready to book, click here to be taken directly to the conference booking form. You can pay via credit/debit card, cheque or bank transfer.

We look forward to seeing you there 🙂

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