‘Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020: Consultation Paper’

‘Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020: Consultation Paper’

As you may be aware, the Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020 Consultation Paper was launched by the Scottish Government on 29th March 2018 and will remain open for response until 29 June 2018.

East Lothian Council is putting together a response to the Scottish Government consultation and is keen to make sure its response takes account of the views of local people.

East Lothian Council launched their own Consultation exercise on the same subject, and the responses submitted will be collated and used to inform East Lothian Council’s formal response to the Scottish Government’s consultation. Our own consultation will close on 27th May 2018, and a link to this can be found below:


Please remember if you wish to reply directly to the Scottish Government you will need to do so separately through their consultation hub.

If you have any queries please contact us via our consultation mailbox at: governancereview@eastlothian.gov.uk<mailto:governancereview@eastlothian.gov.uk>



Community Beach Clean East Beach

Surfers Against Sewage are planning to run a community ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’ at East Beach on Saturday 21st April, 11-1pm.  Meeting point is at south end of beach near Dunbar golf course road.  As Dunbar Primary are official ‘SAS Ocean Guardians’, it would be  great if as many pupils as possible their families to come along and support this event.

Weekly Diary Dates 26th March

Monday 26th

9 – 1pm P2E Victorian school trip

Tuesday 27th

Church Services 10.15am

9.30 – 10.15      P5 and P7A, P7B and P7E classes (Leaving Lochend Campus straight after registration by 9.00am)

11.00 – 11.45    P6 and P7C and P7F classes (Early Break in P7/P5 area of playground at 10.15. Leaving from lines at 10.30)

9am –Pre School nursery ELC photos

Wednesday 28th

Church Services

P1 and 2 to Dunbar Parish Church –leave just after 9 (9.30-10.15)

9.30 – 10.15       P1 and P2

11.00 – 11.45     P3 and P4 (P4’s will have an early Break in P7/P5 area of playground at 10.15. Leaving from lines at 10.30)

Thursday 29th

Eco Committee: ‘Save the Hare Day’ at Lochend Only – pupils can wear rabbit/bunny ears (or anything related to rabbits!) & give small donation.

Friday 30th



 Happy Easter Everyone – enjoy the break!

School returns on Monday 16th April for ALL

Accelerated Reader Home Connect

Is your child taking part in Accelerated Reader? Did you know you can go to a website called Home Connect to see their reading results and progress? It’s very simple to do…


Click on the link above and simply enter your child’s username and password (all pupils should know this) and you will be able to:

  • review results on AR quizzes taken in school
  • view the number of books read, words read and quizzes passed
  • see a virtual bookshelf showing the books your child has read

You will also see a link to ‘E-Mail Setup’ at the top of the page that gives you the chance to sign up to recieve an e-mail every time your child takes a quiz to share the results with you instantly!

You can find more Accelerated Reader information in our ‘RESOURCES’ section of the school website.

Fostering- Are you who they are looking for?

Are you who they’re looking for?

We urgently need more people to take the plunge and find out about fostering with East Lothian Council.

East Lothian Council’s Education and Children’s Services spokesperson Councillor Shamin Akhtar says:

‘We have children and young people who need foster carers urgently. The demand is always growing and we need more people to come forward very soon and give their love and support to some vulnerable children and young people who really, really need them.

‘As you know, we set great store in East Lothian in keeping our looked-after children in or very close to East Lothian, so that very vulnerable children don’t have to change schools or lose touch with their friends and wider families. Not every fostering agency thinks this is important but we do – we really see the value in not sending children far away from everyone and everything they know. So, I’d just like to say how grateful I am to all our current foster carers for choosing to Foster East Lothian and for the fantastic job they do – they make a difference every day. I hope that there will be a number of people reading this article now who will also be able to make that difference and be the ones that our children so desperately need.’


To find out more about joining our East Lothian fostering team (including, training, home visits and remuneration), please go to www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering or  phone us on 01620 827 643

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2018

Every March people around the world demonstrate their solidarity – calling for greater action on climate change – by switching their lights out for an hour.

How can we get involved in making real local and global change?

On Saturday 24th March bring your unwanted clothing to one of the Zero Waste Shops in Dunbar (2 Countess Crescent EH42 1DX) or Musselburgh (175 High Street EH21 7DE) or take them to any of the BIG PICK textile banks at East Lothian Recycling Centres.

Did you know that today’s textile industry is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gasses / co2 emissions on Earth?

This is due to:

  • the huge size and scope of the textile industry as well as the many processes and products that go into the making of textiles and finished textile products; and,
  • the transportation of textiles into, around and out of our country to other countries for disposal.

What Miixer CIC are doing about it?

Miixer CIC is a unique, local, not for profit social enterprise, working in partnership with East Lothian Council to collect local textiles with the aim of keeping them in our area for local benefit e.g. all school uniforms are free and food bank customers get free clothes.

How does Miixer CIC differ from other textile collection organisations?

Other companies and charities ship local textiles out of our area for use and disposal in other parts of the world. All this transportation of textiles results in not only massive amounts of co2 emissions and loss of a local resource for local benefit.


For more information: miixer.org