Share your views on our East Lothian’s Learning Estate
An online questionnaire to gather the views of local communities on the council’s existing learning estate went live on Monday (22 February 2021).
Phase 1 of the Learning Estate Review pre-consultation has been designed to offer schools and communities the opportunity to share their opinions on the condition of the existing learning estate. The pre-consultation will also gather views on how well the school estate supports learning.
The questionnaire will run from 22 February – 15 March on the council’s Consultation Hub, to provide an easy and accessible way for people to participate.
Phase 2 of the process will involve a series of online community engagement workshops, which will run from 10 – 28 May.
I am sure you will be aware of the current outbreak of coronavirus that has now resulted in positive cases having been identified in Scotland. I am writing to let you know that the Council is acting on national advice and keeping our schools updated.
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.
Preventing spread of infection
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
washing your hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
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.