CALA Conference 2019


Join us at the 2019 CALA Conference

We are delighted to announce we are now taking bookings for the 2019 CALA Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Childcare Heroes: Inspiring practitioners and the impact they have on children, families and communities‘.

If you’ve already read enough, and you’re ready to book, please visit to register your place.


We have updated the pricing for the 2019 conference – tickets are now more affordable than ever. 

  • For CALA members, the price is just £5.
  • Non-members are very welcome to attend, at a cost of £10.

The Theme

This year’s conference will focus on the incredible work carried out by Early Learning and Childcare practitioners. ELC professionals play a vital role in children’s early development, and that’s why we decided to dedicate our 2019 conference to celebrating the incredible work they do every day. 

We will delve into the question of ‘what makes a good childcare practitioner?’, as well as exploring the impact that a skilled practitioner can have on a child’s development.

Our Speakers

We are delighted this year to be welcoming Dr Alice Mongiello and Donna Manson, please click on their names below for futher information.


How to Book

Booking your place at our upcoming conference couldn’t be easier. You can either: 

Fill out our simple online form: Please note if you are booking for multiple people, you will have to fill out the form separately for each person.

Or you can telephone 01463 222569 and one of our office staff will take your booking. 


There are three ways you can pay:

  • The easiest way to pay is online using a debit or credit card. Payment is taken securely using Stripe. 
  • We also accept cheques.
  • Or you can pay over the telephone using a credit or debit card by ringing 01463 222569. 

Key Conference Details

  • Date: October 3rd, 2019. 
  • Time: If you wish to attend our AGM, please arrive for 08:45. For everyone else, registration begins at 09:30. The conference will run until about 1.30 pm.
  • Address: Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church, Wellside Rd, Balloch, Inverness IV2 7GS. 

We hope to see you there! 

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