Named Person Update – East Lothian

We will carry on sharing wellbeing concerns with partner agencies as before, using the GIRFEC approach and in line with the child protection procedures we currently follow.

We thought many people would be wondering how the recent Supreme Court judgement about the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act would affect children and young people’s welfare in East Lothian nurseries, schools and colleges.

The Supreme Court decision means that the Scottish Government now has to amend:

  • Section 4 of the Act that deals with provision of Named Persons
  • Section 5 that covers the Child’s Plan.

Please find below a link to the document giving more detail on what is currently happening with regards to the named person

Named Person – Business as usual


It was lovely to welcome back our nursery children and to meet our new children and families, we hope they enjoy their time with us. The nursery children asked for a dinosaur theme and they are enjoying their adventures!In addition, we welcome Mrs K. Brunton our new Nursery Nurse, who has settled in very well. Mrs Simpson retired at the end of last term and she has asked me to thank all the children, parents and staff for her lovely gifts and kind wishes. We hope she will visit us soon.
Dinosaurs on PhotoPeach

Have your say on Play in East Lothian!


East Lothian Council want to find out what you think about opportunities to play in East Lothian.  Our survey is for adults and children and is open from August 3rd until 30th September 2016. They’ll use your responses to help to develop their Play Policy for East Lothian.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey:

Minibeasts and Transition.

The nursery children asked to have a Minibeast theme and they are enjoying playing with and learning about “Creepy Crawlies”! The pre-school children also had their first visit to their Primary 1 classroom which they really enjoyed and they are looking forward to future visits.
Minibeasts and Transition on PhotoPeach