CALA Friday Roundup

Current Vacancies

Communications & Website Coordinator – Inverness Office

Modern Apprentice – Wimberley Estate Childcare Centre

Family First Coordinator (North Skye area)

Senior Childcare Practitioner (Strathdearn)

Assistant Childcare Practitioner (Strathdearn)


TECHNOLOGIES for Early Learning and Childcare

Join CALA Childcare Solutions on 12th March from 10.00 – 12.30 at The Mayfield Centre in Stirling for a workshop that will focus on ideas for the use of technology, the latest ‘gadgets’ and cheap and simple ways of developing your provision, all of which can make a positive impact on early learning in the 21st Century.

Cost is only £20 per person and we recommend this for practitioners of all levels working in ELCC.

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‘Childcare for Me Too’

Are you a shift-working parent in Highland or Moray with childcare requirements? Our ‘Childcare for Me Too’ survey is still open! We’d like parents and carers to take a few minutes to tell us about their needs so that CALA we can more accurately represent our parents’ views on how services might be shaped for the future.

Go to the survey

Dates for the Diary

FREE SSSC event in Inverness, February 25, 10:00 am4:00 pm

Developing new social service recruitment and induction resources

SSSC are running a series of free events to gather views from social service employers to make sure the new resources meet their needs. Book a place now to find out more and get involved.

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Early Learning and Childcare Summit

Following the report of the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, (January 2016) the Scottish Government is convening an Early Learning and Childcare National Summit on 25th February 2016 to look at how best to deliver an expanded early learning and childcare service that plays its part in tackling poverty and improving lives. The summit will bring together key partners in delivering the promised expansion of Early Learning and Childcare to 1140 hours per year by August 2020 and Care and Learning Alliance’s Chief Executive, Valerie Gale will be attending. Find out more.

 Community Play Award 2016

The Highland Council, in association with Play Highland, are offering an award of £1000 to the group, organisation or community that has done the most to promote play. The award aims to share best practice across the Highland Council area, and applicants are invited to submit information about their work undertaken to promote good play practice.

The closing date for applications is 15th March 2016.

For more information and to download an application form, visit Play Highland’s homepage.