Practitioners Zone

We’ve put together some pages to help keep Daycare, Early Years, Out of School and Childminder Practitioners up to date with matters in the childcare sector, as well as sharing some Handy Hints – free online software, etc.


View the CALA Calendar for school term dates, events, etc.

Keep up to date with what’s going on in and around your area


The CALA Blog

Make sure you check out our blog posts – short, colourful, chatty posts that keep you up to date with both serious and fun stuff going on around families, child protection and early learning and childcare. People tell us that they love the CALA Blog – you could too! Get in touch with us if you’d like signed up for the blog: info@calachildcare.co.uk

Go to the CALA blog.


Useful Links

Reports, briefings, statutory guidance, toolkits


Abbreviations explained


Childcare & Early Learning links


What is the Early Years Collaborative?


What is GIRFEC? (Getting it right for every child)


Handy Hints (IT, software, etc)


How CALA keeps you informed


NHS email account advice


Play related downloads, websites & videos


SSSC – Registration and PRTL (Post Registration Training & Learning)


Useful Subscriptions


Wellbeing Links