Your early learning and childcare options

Early learning and childcare availability

Updated 1 August 2021. We aim to keep this information as accurate as possible. You can contact the settings for up to date information, and to be added to waiting lists.

To help you find an Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provider in your area, below are the settings with places available.

If a setting is full, they hold a waiting list for new starters. They allocate places when available in accordance with our admissions policy (PDF). However, children are entitled to a place, and you should consider other places for your eligible children.

Children can stay on a waiting list if they attend another provider.


There are also childminders in each learning community that provide ELC places. Contact Lisa MacKay from the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) for an up to date list of all childminders.

Dalkeith Learning Community


  • Dalkeith
  • Danderhall
  • Pathhead
  • Woodburn
  • Eskbank
Dalkeith Learning Community
ELC providers Area 2 year old places 3 & 4 year old places
King's Park Primary School Dalkeith - Spaces
Chapter One Childcare, Treetops Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
Chapter One Childcare, Dalkeith Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
Crescent Playgroup Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
Happy Days Nursery, Dalkeith Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
Happy Days Nursery, Hardengreen Eskbank, Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
Happy Days Nursery, Eskbank Eskbank, Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
Pinocchio’s Nursery, Dalkeith Eskbank. Dalkeith Spaces Spaces
St David's RC Primary School Woodburn Dalkeith - Full
Woodburn Primary School Woodburn, Dalkeith - Full
Woodburn Family Learning Centre Woodburn, Dalkeith Spaces -
Danderhall Primary School Danderhall - Spaces
Danderhall Playgroup Danderhall Spaces Spaces
Chapter One Childcare, Shawfair House Danderhall Full Spaces
Tynewater Primary School Pathhead - Spaces
Cranston Country Nursery Near Pathhead Spaces Spaces
Clover Country Nursery Fala Village - Spaces
Vogrie Outdoor Early Learning & Childcare Centre Between Gorebridge and Pathhead - Spaces

Lasswade Learning Community


  • Bonnyrigg
  • Loanhead
  • Rosewell
Lasswade Learning Community
ELC providers Area 2 year old places 3 & 4 year old places
Lasswade High School Childcare Service Bonnyrigg Spaces -
Mount Esk Family Learning Centre Bonnyrigg Full -
Little Hawthorn Nursery, Bonnyrigg Bonnyrigg Spaces Spaces
Pinocchio’s Nursery, Lasswade Lasswade, Bonnyrigg Spaces Spaces
Start Bright Nursery Bonnyrigg Spaces Spaces
Bonnyrigg Wrap around Nursery Bonnyrigg - Spaces
Bonnyrigg Primary School Bonnyrigg - Full
Burnbrae Primary School Bonnyrigg - Spaces
Lasswade Primary School Bonnyrigg - Full
Hopefield Castle Nursery Bonnyrigg Spaces Spaces
Mount Esk Nursery School Bonnyrigg - Spaces
St Mary's Primary School Bonnyrigg - Spaces
Rosewell Primary School Rosewell - Spaces
LASC Community Nursery, Rosewell Rosewell Spaces Spaces
LASC Community Nursery, Loanhead Loanhead Spaces Spaces
Paradykes Family Learning Centre Loanhead Spaces Spaces
Little Hawthorn Nursery Loanhead Spaces Spaces
Scallywags Children’s Nursery Loanhead Spaces Spaces
Loanhead Primary School Loanhead - Full
Paradykes Primary School Loanhead - Full

Newbattle Learning Community


  • Gorebridge
  • Newtongrange
  • Mayfield
Newbattle Learning Community
ELC providers Area 2 year old places 3 & 4 year old places
Gorebridge Family Learning Centre Gorebridge Spaces -
Arniston Playgroup Gorebridge Spaces -
Newbyres Nursery Gorebridge Spaces Spaces
Gore Glen Primary School Gorebridge - Full
Gorebridge Primary School Gorebridge - Full
St Andrew's Primary School Gorebridge - Spaces
Stobhill Primary School Gorebridge - Full
Vogrie Outdoor Early Learning & Childcare Centre Between Gorebridge and Pathhead - Spaces
Moorfoot Primary School North Middleton, near Gorebridge - Spaces
Temple Nursery and Playgroup Temple Full Spaces
Hawthorn Children and Families Centre Mayfield Full Spaces
Mayfield Family Learning Centre Mayfield Spaces Spaces
Lawfield Primary School Mayfield - Spaces
Mayfield Nursery School Mayfield - Spaces
Newbattle Community Nursery Newtongrange Spaces Spaces
WizKids Nursery Newtongrange Spaces Spaces
Newtongrange Primary School Newtongrange - Full

Penicuik Learning Community


  • Penicuik
  • Bilston
  • Roslin
Penicuik Learning Community
ELC providers Area 2 year old places 3 & 4 year old places
Cornbank St James Primary School Penicuik - Full
Cuiken Primary School Penicuik - Spaces
Mauricewood Primary School Penicuik - Spaces
Sacred Heart Primary School Penicuik - Spaces
Strathesk Primary School Penicuik - Spaces
Penicuik Family Learning Centre Penicuik Spaces Spaces
Milton Bridge Nursery Penicuik Spaces Spaces
Pinocchio’s Nursery, Penicuik Penicuik Spaces Spaces
Scots Corner Early Learning and Childcare Centre Penicuik Spaces Spaces
Bilston Primary School Bilston - Spaces
Acre Wood Nursery Bilston Full Full
Roslin Primary School Roslin - Spaces
Arcadia@EasterBush Roslin Full Spaces