Information about the work of Education Scotland and East Lothian.
The Government gives you the possibility of 15 hours per week free nursery for children 3 to 5 years old, which is not compulsory. Private nurseries are normally very expensive.
Compulsory education in Scotland is from 5 years old. There are different mums and toddlers playgroups for children under 5 years old, usually situated in local church halls. It is the perfect place for you to meet other mums and for your children to play and have fun.
A Childminder is a licensed person who can look after your child in her/his own house during the day.
Adults and Community Learning
Adults can go to different educational classes or courses, including English classes. You can find out about classes run by local councils, usually in the libraries or Community Centres. Click on the following links to find examples:
- Community Centres of East Lothian
- All courses of Colleges in East Lothian
- Courses in Edinburgh
- West Lothian College
- Edinburgh College
ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages
- East Lothian
- ILA - Individual Learning Account. You may be eligible for free classes using an ILA (Individual Learning Account), but there are restrictions. You can visit this website to find out if you are eligible.
For more information about council classes contact:
East Lothian Works
9-11 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX
Telephone: 01620 827262