The BIG Pedal 2019

It’s that time of year again! The Big Pedal is running from 25th March – 5th April.

In the past this has only counted cycling and scooting to school however this year it also includes walking too!

 We will gather the data in for the 10 school days the BIG Pedal runs for and hopefully win a great prize.

 The JRSOs will be promoting it this week too so they will talk at assembly on Friday and our pop up cones for the crossing.

 Belhaven Bikes are kindly coming to check bikes at Lochend on Monday 1st April.

More information Here:



Early Learning and Childcare Careers and Jobs Event

Early Learning and Childcare Careers and Jobs Event

  • Date: 23rd March 2019
  • Location: Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret University Drive
    EH21 6UU
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:30
  • Cost: Free

We’re holding a career and jobs event focusing on the range of opportunities available in Early Learning and Childcare.

East Lothian Career and Jobs Event (Early Learning and Childcare

We’re holding a career and jobs event focusing on the range of opportunities available in Early Learning and Childcare.

It’s a growing sector – by 2020 the sector in Scotland will need up to 11,000 new recruits. Not all of these will work directly with children as practitioners, managers or childminders but also support services such as catering.

Who is the event for?

Everyone! Early Years and Childcare is a diverse industry and needs a wide range of people. Our event is for men and women of any age including:

  • Young people aged 17-25 who are in, or about to leave, school or college or who are looking for their first employment opportunity
  • Adults returning to the job market after a break in employment
  • Adults who used to work in the sector
  • Anyone with an interest in retraining to become involved in Early Years and Childcare
  • People wishing to explore self-employment opportunities, such as childminding.

It’s never too early or too late to play a role in shaping young children’s lives.

At the event you can

  • Meet local early years and childcare providers,
  • Speak to us and our partners about the industry and roles available
  • Learn more about training opportunities and career paths
  • View job opportunities available now in East Lothian
  • Find out how moving into employment could affect any benefits entitlement that you currently receive.

Exhibitors include: East Lothian Council, local providers, Early Years Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, training providers, Dad’s Work, Scottish Government.

Other informationFor information on travelling to Queen Margaret University.

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Weekly Update 4th March

Monday 4th March

Red Noses being sold all week by P7s at the end of day for £1.25 each

AM: P7s in Dance Studio for Road Safety Performances (P7 Dance Studio Slots) 
Performance 1: 9.15 – 10.30am
Performance 2: 11 – 12.15pm
1-3pm P2 Dance – Giraffes can’t dance – music room

Tuesday 5th March

All Day: P6 Relax Kids in Dance Studio (using P6 Slots)
All Day: P7 Dental Checks in Quiet Room (upstairs next door to Butterfly Room)

Wednesday 6th March

8.55-11.30: Horse-riding
9.00 – 10.45 Piano Lessons in Music Room
ALL DAY: P7 Rugby sessions on field
9.30 – P1 Dental check

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day – Bring a Potato!

6.15 – 8.15: P7 Cluster Spring Fling in Lochend Gym Hall

Friday 8th March

No Friday morning meeting

9.00-9.45: P5 BOATS ALL P5 CLASSES 





National Standard Update Early Years Expansion 2020

National Standard Update

In order to ensure that the Funding Follows the Child approach will be introduced in August 2020 alongside the statutory roll-out of the expanded entitlement to 1140 hours the Scottish Government have produced the following:

national standardFunding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: principles and practice –

This document sets out the approach and National Standard which all providers wishing to deliver the funded entitlement will have to meet.

The criteria are set in order to ensure that the funded ELC entitlement is delivered in high quality settings and focus on what children and their families should expect from the ELC experience, regardless of where they access their funded entitlement.

In addition to this document you can access a ‘Frequently asked questions for local authorities and providers’ document here Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: guidance for local authorities –

Key Dates for week beginning 25th February

Monday  25th February

Fairtrade Fortnight Begins

P6 Internet Safety Workshops in classrooms

Tuesday 26th February

P6 Relax Kids

7pm: Parent Council @ JMC

Thursday 27th February


Wednesday 28th February

P7 Rugby Sessions on field

3pm – 5pm Safer Routes to School – community consultation at Bleachingfield

Friday 1st March

9-.945am: P7 Boats Day – Classrooms