On this page we share the achievements of CALA staff, in recognition of their dedication to professional and personal development.


Sadie Kevill

BA in Childhood Practice

Sadie graduated in September 2017 following completion of her BA in Childhood Practice after 5 years part-time study through Inverness UHI. Sadie says: “It was an amazing feeling achieving this after highs and lows of working, studying and being a mum of two. I can now see it was worth all the hard work.”

Congratulations Sadie!

Rebecca Smart – Modern Apprentice

Rebecca joined CALA as a Modern Apprentice in Business Administration in 2016. Rebecca had recently completed 6th year in secondary school and had worked within retail while she explored her future career options.

Rebecca said: “I completed my diploma in December 2017 and was lucky enough to be offered a full time position as a Clerical Assistant where I support both our finance and main office. I can’t thank everyone at CALA enough for all the support and for giving me such an amazing opportunity!

Zoe Lumsden – Assistant Childcare Practitioner

Zoe came on-board with #Openingdoors when she had just turned 16 and was in the process of leaving school. She had volunteered at an Out of School Club for a prolonged period and was sure that a career in childcare was for her.

Zoe progressed through the project quickly and took part in the Pilot group of #Openingdoors in 2015. She then progressed from #Openingdoors onto Staffbank and then into employment