All posts by Lesley Forrest

Nursery Enrolment

Nursery enrolment: Enrol your child by 6 March 2020

Families with a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being encouraged to enrol their child in nursery before 6 March 2020 for 2020/21.

Older children, or those who have not yet registered for an early learning and childcare place, should also register by this date.

To register for a place:

  • Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nurseryenrolment and find out about the different options available in council nursery settings from August 2020.
  • Download a nursery registration form from the website.
  • Complete the form and take it to your preferred (first) choice nursery. You should also take your child’s birth certificate.
  • If you are choosing a blend of more than one provider, apply to your council nursery first and then speak to your funded provider – private nursery, childminder or community group – about what hours you would like from them.
  • Make sure your application is in before 6 March 2020. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but they will not be considered in the first allocation process. Please get in touch with the Early Years and Childcare team if you have any questions or you can’t register by 6 March 2020.

NAMS@eastlothian.gov.uk

01620 827872/01620 828786/ 01620 820186

If you have any questions on early learning enrolment please contact the Early Years team as per the details above.

Allergen Campaign

Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while we are adding the final touches to the campaign we are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies. Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, we’ve launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.

And we need your help.  We would be grateful if you could promote the survey through your social media channels by posting and sharing details of the survey, so that we can reach even more young people.  We’re specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points.  The survey closes on 9th February.

The survey can be found here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90180312/Young-People-and-Food-Allergies

You’ll be able to find our posts regarding the survey on our usual social media channels by clicking on the below relevant icons.

We’ll be in touch with you again in the coming weeks with more detail on how you can support the allergens campaign, which is due to launch on 25th February, running until the end of March.  For any questions on the survey or the forthcoming campaign, please contact marketing@fss.scot.

Many thanks for your help

PwC Student Recruitment – Edinburgh Office Open Event

Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:

We are running an office open evening at our Edinburgh Office on the 12th February. This is a great opportunity for Students, Teachers and Parents to come along and see the PwC office space, learn more about the opportunities at PwC and meet with some of the Edinburgh team. Attending one of our office-based events will give you the chance to discover more about life at PwC, our apprenticeships, degree programmes and work experience. You’ll pick up lots of information about our work and the application process, to help you to decide which of our career options interests you most and how to get there.

Join us in a welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You won’t be disappointed and will build useful connections and insights for taking the next step in your career.

Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:

📅 12th February 2020 ⌚5.00pm-7.00pm 📍 PwC Edinburgh Office, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX

⌨ Sign Up Here

Now is an exciting time to join us as our business is evolving. If you or your network know anybody looking for the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people and build lasting relationships that will stay for life. Then our applications are open now!

Strathclyde’s Scottish Space School Applications Now Open

SCOTTISH SPACE SCHOOL @ STRATHCLYDE 2020

The 2020 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 15-19 June 2020 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.

Now in its 17th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.

I would be grateful if you could please inform pupils in this year group at your school of the opportunity to apply for Space School.  Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:

http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/scottishspaceschool/

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 January 2020.

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at: scottishspaceschool@strath.ac.uk

Yours sincerely

Professor S J MacGregor

Vice-Principal of the University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC015263