How to help people in the Ukraine

Ukraine Hub FAQs

Welcome to Midlothian Council’s Ukraine Hub. We look forward to getting to know you and your children. We will help you in your new home in Midlothian. 
Ласкаво просимо до Українського центру Мідлотіанської ради. Ми з нетерпінням чекаємо знайомства з вами та вашими дітьми.

How do I apply for a place for my child?

Where is the Ukraine Hub?

Danderhall Primary School Address: 59 Edmonstone Rd, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22 1QL.

When is the Ukraine Hub open?

Monday to Friday 10:00 to 14:00. 
The Ukraine Hub is closed for holidays and staff training days: 

  • 23 May 2022 hub closed for children – staff training day
  • 3 June 2022 hub closed for national holiday
  • 30 June hub closes at 12:15 for summer holidays 

What happens at the Ukraine Hub?

Children aged 5 to 18 can come to the Ukraine Hub and teachers and support staff will provide learning for children.  They will focus on English, Maths and Health and Wellbeing to begin with. Children aged 3 to 5 are also welcome and parents should stay with their 3 to 5-year-old children. Children will be able to learn, play and meet other children in the school.  

Summer holiday service for Ukrainian families

Further details are to be confirmed. Schools are closed for summer from 12:15 on 30 June 2022 until Wednesday 17 August 2022.

If you are on a low income you  you may be eligible for access to funded summer supports. You can request childcare vouchers to help pay for childcare for children aged 5 to 14 for up to 6 days over the summer. You may also be eligible to request a voucher for summer holiday activities for children aged 5 to 14. If you are interested speak to staff in the hub or email: 

 Expected date of children starting their neighbourhood school

 To be confirmed.  

How can I travel to the Ukraine hub?  

We can provide transport for children/ adults to and from Ukraine hub. 

To arrange transport email:

Will my child get food at the Ukraine hub?

Lunch: children will be given a packed lunch (sandwich, fruit, drink, snack) in the Ukraine hub classroom. Children will have hot lunches in the school lunch hall as soon as they feel confident enough to take part. 
Snack: please bring a small snack for morning play time (for example an apple)
Water: please bring a water bottle to hub. 

What learning equipment will be available?

Computer: the children will have access to iPads at the Ukraine hub. Children aged 5+ can take their iPad home to help with home learning.
Other items: children will have access to pencils, paper etc at the hub.

How do I tell the Ukraine Hub if my child is not coming to school today?

 Who do I contact if I need more help?

Where can I find more information on Midlothian schools?