Culbokie Fun club visit Cromarty

This blog article was submitted by Marion Laidlaw, CALA Childhood Practice Manager:


“It’s great when clubs get the chance to meet up and children can see what goes on in other clubs. Here’s a report of the visit when Culbokie Fun Club visited The Centre at Cromarty”

Click here to read the report that Marion sent through [pdf]. 

Cromarty Childcare Centre – ‘Garden on a Plate’

Marion Laidlaw sent through this blog article, letting us know about all the fun they’ve been having in the garden at Cromarty Childcare Centre:


After seeing an idea on the internet the children at ‘The Centre’ collected flowers from our garden and from the communal areas of Cromarty. Karen brought in some herbs and sedums from home. We added some cheap foil containers, some left over compost and then had some fun designing our gardens. We were helped by Tali our Duke of Edinburgh volunteer and since the weather was so nice we took took the activity outside.

I’m sure you will agree that we made fantastic gardens and we have been told by parents that they are still looking good 2 weeks on.

Karen, Louise and Claire
The Centre, Cromarty

‘The Centre’ at Cromarty – Questionnaire results

The Centre at Cromarty recently asked children and their parents their views on the club, and what could be done to improve it. Here’s a summary of the results, written by a Centre staff member:

“We’ve been busy consulting with parents and the children for their views on our club this term.
7 parents completed the ‘have your say sheet’ with very positive comments. The comments about Friday early closing of the school are something for the club to think about in the future but the school has decided not to go ahead with this plan at the moment.”

“The children’s questionnaire was made up after trying various ways to get their opinions about their club. As the questionnaire was simple and fun to complete, most children decide to complete one. Again the results were positive especially the comment about ‘The thing I like least is’ – Going Home!!!!!”


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Children and staff at Cromarty Childcare Centre try their hand at some first aid

Cromarty Childcare Centre recently received a visit from Ronald Young, a community first responder, who instructed the children and adults on basic first aid. Topics covered included CPR, how to stop bleeding, and how to apply a bandage.

Fiona from the centre has written a report on their experiences. You can download it by clicking here. It sounds as though the children had fun and learnt some very useful information. Thanks for sharing, Fiona!

When Santa got stuck up the chimney!

Happy Bakers at Cromarty Gamezone