Managers & Committees

SSSC Registration and PRTL (Post Registration Training & Learning)

All childcare workers should apply for SSSC registration within six months of taking up employment within the sector. In addition, everyone registered with the SSSC has to meet post-registration training and learning (PRTL) requirements and over your five year registration period you must complete 10 days or 60 hours.  Undertaking PRTL, writing about it, and submitting it to SSSC, makes sure you continue to be suitable for registration.

Find out more about SSSC Registration and PRTL.


Improvement Planning

Please go to our Improvement Planning page for more detailed information and guidance to assist with your centre’s Improvement Plan.


Recruiting and employing playstaff

Are you a childcare group looking to employ new play staff and need some advice on recruitment? Perhaps you have already advertised your vacancy and are about to take on new staff? Browse our Recruitment Related Guidance for useful information and links.


Paying staff and statutory payments

Once you have employed a member of staff there are certain procedures that must be adhered to. Browse our Payroll Related Guidance for useful information and links.


Highland Council Childcare and Early Education Service

Download the Highland Council Early Years Commissioning Rates 2014-15


New food labelling regulations and their implications to early years/wrap around and after school care (2014).

Please see the CALA Blog for more details.


Management of Medication in Daycare

Please make sure your policies and procedures for management of medication are in line with the new Care Inspectorate Medication Management. (Rather large document – may take a moment to load)


Advice on pensions

As an employer you must automatically enrol certain members of your workforce into a pension scheme and make a contribution towards it. The Pensions Regular website tells you all you need to know and seems easy to navigate. If you require further assistance, please email hr@calachildcare.co.uk


Legislation to support practitioners

Browse our Practitioner Related Guidance for useful advice and links including information on the National Care Standards and the Curriculum for Excellence.

Access our Guidance for Mentoring in Childhood Practice and Guidance on the Standard for Childhood Practice for learners and employees.


Practitioners Zone & Parents Zone

You might find some of the information and links in our Practitioners Zone & Parents Zone useful.