Monthly Archives: November 2013

The CALA Bag on guard!

If you remember, last time we caught up with the CALA Bag it seemed to guarding something very special indeed. Turns out it was at Knockhill, with Samantha McNeil and Julia McNeil, helping Donald MacFadyen participate in the final races of … Continue reading

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Care Inspectorate – bogus telephone calls

Recently, the Care Inspectorate have been alerted that persons, purporting to be from the Care Inspectorate, have contacted a number of providers to ask for the names and contact details, including addresses, of staff members. The Care Inspectorate would never … Continue reading

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Date for your diary – Safer Internet Day 2014

Safer Internet Day next year takes place on the 11th February 2014 and the theme is ‘Let’s Create a Better Internet Together’. You can find more on the UK Safer Internet Centre website which also includes recent research, advice, resources, … Continue reading

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Hand-made Christmas cards from Culbokie Badgers

The children at Culbokie Badgers Out of School Club on the Black Isle have been busy designing Christmas cards and these are now on sale at the club or available to order. There are around 15 different designs including Santas, … Continue reading

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Junior World’s Latest Newsletter

Junior World in Nairn have produced their last newsletter for 2013. Lots of useful information for parents and carers including news of forthcoming drop-in sessions, a Christmas Mini Bazaar and Christmas Sing-a-longs. You can download the newsletter here. Junior World … Continue reading

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Rèidio Dà Locha…Mòran Taing!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… there’s never a dull minute in my job, nor are there ever two days the same. And you do get to meet the most amazing folk. Last week I was invited … Continue reading

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Our very first podcast!

Last week Lisa MacDonald, one of our Gaelic Parent & Toddler Development Workers, hit the airwaves to talk about her work with Care and Learning Alliance. Lisa was being interviewed by of Rèidio Dà Locha (Two Lochs Radio), community broadcaster … Continue reading

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‘Start Right, Stay Right’ at Wimberley Estate Childcare Centre

‘Start Right, Stay Right’ was the theme of our AGM & Conference back in September of this year and we thought you might enjoy this wee film that we put together for the event. It features some of the children, … Continue reading

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Could you be Care and Learning Alliance’s new Practice Support Advisor?

The closing date for applications is, of course, Friday, 6th December 2013 and not 2103! Find out more. Stephanie Bruce, CALA Executive Manager

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Could you be Care and Learning Alliance’s new Practice Support Advisor?

Sadly, we recently lost Mairi Mackay, our Practice Support Advisor for Early Years, to a Highland Council Principal Teacher post nearer her home territory. So, we are on the lookout for someone to replace her in this highly varied part-time … Continue reading

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