Midlothian Consultation

Expansion Consultation 2017

We are looking for your views


By 2020, the entitlement to free Early Learning and Childcare (EL&C) will be almost doubled from 600 to 1140 hours per year for each child (this includes all 3 and 4-year-olds and some eligible 2-year-olds.

This means a change from around 16 to around 30 hours of free EL&C per week if parents choose to use it during term time – or it could be spread all year round to cover holiday periods as well.

The current 600 hours is offered at 3 hours and 10 minutes per day/15 hours 50 minutes per week term time in Council nurseries with different arrangements available at non-Council nurseries.

When 1140 hours free EL&C is available you will not have to take up the full hours.

We are interested in hearing the views of parents and carers on how you would use the increased hours. Your views and experiences will be used to design a service that meets the needs of Midlothian’s families.

Your participation in this survey is strictly confidential. The survey is being undertaken by Midlothian Council. Our reporting of the survey results will ensure that no-one taking part can be identified. Please skip any questions that you do not wish to answer, and you can stop the survey at any time. If you have any questions about the survey, please email 1140survey@midlothian.gov.uk




Dalkeith Thistle FC are offering all parents of children at Woodburn Primary School the opportunity to receive a FREE Adult Half-Season Ticket for their remaining home league matches of this season.

Children attend the matches for FREE so this opportunity will allow you to take your child to a local semi-professional game with no admission cost. Click on flier for more information.


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Midlothian Council – Our budget challenge

A series of savings options has been developed by council officers to help address Midlothian Council’s budget gap in 2018/19 and future years. These proposals were presented to a meeting of the full council on Tuesday 10 October 2017 and are now open for public consultation. Your councillors will consider all responses from residents, community groups and others before they take any decisions on the savings proposals.  This will happen in the early part of 2018, as part of the budget setting process for 2018/19.

Follow the link for more information and to take part in the consultation.