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For: All working in Early Learning and Childcare

Each training is designed for Early Years Practitioners keen to use the outdoors more but who are just not sure of those first few steps. We will spend time in a habitat specific to the training, looking at practicalities, some potential activities, responsible use of the habitat and specifically – site risk assessment.  The sessions will be as interactive and practical as possible, with opportunity to share and develop activities and ideas within the group.

x2 Beach Habitat sessions:

2 sessions

  1. Monday the 9th September 5.15- 7.15pm at Cockenzie Shore

Meeting point tbc

This stretch of coast is more rocky and urban in setting, which includes a harbour.

  1. Wednesday the 11th September 5.15-7.15pm at Yellowcraig Beach

Yellowcraig is more remote, sandy and expansive.


  • Sessions will be attended and supported by Louise Juhl/Emma Scafe, Early Years Support Teachers
  • Entire course will be outdoors so please come prepared for all weathers and with sturdy footwear
  • Car sharing where possible is appreciated
  • ELC staff will also need to undertake a Visit Leader Training session (5hr – free) from Outdoor Learning – offered as part of their suite of bolt on training sessions. Please see for more details or get in touch to discuss specific requests.
  • 16 spaces available with a maximum of 2 people per setting to allow for as many settings as possible to attend



Public Protection – Domestic Abuse Courses

Protecting people from serious harm: assessing risks from domestic abuse and referring to MARAC ( Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)

Tuesday 5th November

9.30am – 12.30pm

Esk Room 1, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Improving our practice on Violence against Woman and Girls: spotlight on domestic abuse

(Priority will be given to those who are attending the 4 day Safe and Together Core Practice Training)

Wednesday 13th November

9.30am – 4.30pm

Esk Rooms 1 & 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Understanding and Responding to Trauma in Children and Young People with Experience of Domestic Abuse

Thursday 12th December

9.30am – 4.30pm

Esk Rooms 1 & 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

For more Information about these courses contact:

Venturing Out – School Reading Packet Leaflet

Venturing Out CIC’s Summer Holiday Activity Days are now available for booking. Available throughout the holidays for children aged 8 to 14 years. Canoeing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Rock Climbing, Bushcraft, Awesome games, Mini Expedition and Trail Cycling are delivered at venues throughout East Lothian. Delivered in partnership with East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service. Discount available when booking 3 or more places. Book at

Talking Mats Accredited Training Speech and Language Therapy Department

Talking Mats is a visual framework that uses symbols to help people with communication problems communicate more effectively. It can help people to express their views and make choices in a supportive and structured way.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 11 June 2019 – 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 27 June 2019 – 1.30pm – 4.30pm


Newbattle Medical Practice, Mayfield, Midlothian EH22 4AA


£45 This covers your registration with Talking Mats and includes a symbol set.

If you would like to book a place, please contact Katy Morton via email on:

 For more Information: Flyer Newbattle June 2019

Enabling Resilience

Date:  Wednesday 9th October

Time: 9.15am – 13.00pm

Venue: Fisherrow Community  Centre in Musselburgh

It is a free event – early booking is advised but please be aware that very late cancellation or non-attendance will incur an administration charge

Enabling Resilience Poster

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CERES Conversation 2019 Keynote: “Big Data, Racism and Lying with Numbers” by Prof David Gillborn

Date and Time

Thursday, 20th June 2019

17:00 – 20:00


LG34 , Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Campus, Edinburgh


This talk will explore how critical race theory (CRT) can be used to understand and challenge the role of statistics that protect White racial interests and legitimize race inequity in policy and practice.

Free places available via Eventbrite

Getting it right for every child: is our education provision racially literate?


Date and Time

Thursday 20th June 2019, 08:45 –Friday 21st June 2019, 16:00



Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Campus, Edinburgh


This two-day event provides education practitioners (early years, schools, colleges, universities, adult education) with spaces to consider how literate you and your establishment are on matters of racial, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.

The event will provide a challenging but safe space for us to dismantle what are often seen as complex, sensitive and controversial issues. We will be discussing a range of issues, from talking about racism with pupils of different ages, Whiteness, Islamophobia, culturally relevant pedagogy, to learning what recent research tells us about how to support pupils for whom English is an Additional Language.

To enable inclusion and accessibility, the event is FREE – please book via Eventbrite