News from CALA settings

News from CALA settings

What is happening in our settings?

All the news from CALA settings in one place.

CALA Early Learning and Childcare settings

Ardross Nursery

Cradlehall Early Learning and Childcare

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Croileagan Inbhir Narainn

Post: 5th October 2020

We had great fun with the Active Play Team – look at what we got up to!

Cromarty Childcare Centre

Fortrose Pre - School Centre

News post: 9th October 2020

Staff collected various items from the woods – leaves, twigs, conkers and pinecones.  We put the items in the tough tray with paint and paper, children chose what colour paint to use.

The children then had the choice to use brushes, sponges, or natural materials to paint with.  Staff modelled by painting their own picture of how different materials could be used to mark the paper.  Some children chose to copy this and create their own pinecone painting by rubbing the cone in the paint and making prints on the paper.  Some children then chose to paint with their hands and encouraged staff to join in which they did!

News post: 21st September 2020

Children have been really interested in finding worms in the garden. This has led us to create our own wormery. Children collected the soil from our compost bin, found worms in the garden, added coloured sand and brown leaves. In caring for the worms, this will increase their knowledge of the values of Nurtured Nelly.

We will be watching our wormery closely, I wonder what we will see?

Watch this space!!

Dingwall Ducklings

Golspie Early Learning and Childcare

Junior World Childcare Group

News Post: 16th October 2020

‘Nature’ fun in the October Holidays!


News Post: 9th October 2020

Take a look at what we have been up to this week at Junior World

Lochinver Pre-school Centre

News Post: 9th October 2020

Muir of Ord ELCC (MOO)

Munlochy Pre-school Centre

Raigmore Childcare Centre (2-3 group)

Post: 4th September 2020

We would like to welcome you back with big open arms and assure you that through these new and difficult times we are complying with national guidance to keep everyone safe and ensuring you and your children have the best possible experiences of early learning and childcare.

Our childcare setting is based in Raigmore Primary School grounds and at any one time, our 2 experienced practitioners can provide early learning and childcare for up to 10 children aged 2-3 years.  Spaces are currently available for children eligible for funding, or for parents paying a small hourly fee.  We can offer allocated spaces with set days or drop-in sessions which means that once registered, you can access childcare flexibly as and when you wish, as long as you phone first to make sure there is a space available.

Our opening hours are 8.30-12.30 Monday to Friday during term time.

To find out more about 2-year-old funding, visit:

We offer a range of different learning opportunities following children’s interests such as arts and crafts, baking and cooking, indoor and outdoor play, numeracy and literacy, story corner, role play, and small world areas. Sensory and creative play such as sand, water and playdough areas and fun outings with a park and woods just outside the building. We work within the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) framework to meet children’s individual needs so they can be Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected and responsible and Included (Shanarri)

For any questions and more information please feel free to contact us on 07775727167 or email us at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

Amy and Mandy.

Reay Under 5’s

Post 15/9/20: A special delivery supports children’s transition back to Reay ELC

Read all about it on the CALA blog – Click here


Rothiemay & District Playgroup

Post: 21st September 2020

St. John’s Pre-school Centre

St. Sylvester’s Nursery

Sutherland Stepping Stones - ELC

26th August 2020

Watten Early Learning Centre

Wild Willows

Wimberley Estate Childcare Centre

Post: 20th October

Post: 16th September 2020

A fun week learning in Wimberley, we have had fun learning about snails, children have been voting about what they want to learn about snails: do they want to learn about different types pf snails or learn the body parts of a snail? The children have voted and we are all learning about the body parts of snails …….caring hands for our wee friends

Children using lots of concentration to screw the wood together. Good Teamwork!

Being creative!

Just a wee snap shot of our days in Wimberley, lots more to come!

CALA Out of School Care settings

Scroll down and click on the name of your child’s setting to see the latest news, photos and information from the setting.

Culbokie Fun Club

10th October 2020


30th September 2020


Click here to access our September 2020 news

Drakies Out of School Care

Post entry: 1st September 2020

Junior World Childcare Group - OSC

Post 5th October 2020

Look at what we have been doing!

Post: 25th September 2020

Children in OOSC have been involved in Yoga this week. Many of the children experimented with some Yoga at home, during LockDown, so they were delighted to have the opportunity to share their skills further. 

Not only does this provide children with opportunities to develop their balance, strength and coordination skills, it is also a great way to learn how to develop a sense of calmness after a busy day school. The children have also been taking their skills home and sharing with their parents.

A great way of increasing Health & Well Being for Children!

Kinmylies Out of School Care

North Kessock Red Kites

Raigmore Out of School Care

The Centre, Cromarty

TRACC Out of School Care

Wednesday 2nd September – Opening date confirmed

We are delighted to announce that TRACC OSC will be reopening for children from Knockbreck Primary School from the 7th of September. The staff team will be contacting families by the end of this week to schedule bookings and discuss any queries. 

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to provide care for other feeder schools at the moment; but will continue to monitor guidance to facilitate this as soon as possible.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact our Inverness office by email – [email protected] or telephone on 01463 222569.

Tuesday 25th August 2020 – Update

TRACC is currently closed, however, we are engaged in active communications with the parties involved ie. High Life Highland, Highland Council and the Headteacher to agree on a re-opening date which we hope will be imminent.  We appreciate your patience and assure you that we are working hard on your behalf to re-open the setting. If you would like to speak to the management team of TRACC, simply call our CALA office on 01463 222569, they will arrange for a manager to call you back. Meanwhile, to help keep you informed of any update we will begin posting for TRACC right here on TRACC’s new dedicated blog.

We look forward to welcoming you back to TRACC very soon.


Sutherland Stepping Stones - OSC

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