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Early learning and childcare for 2-year-olds

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'A good time to be 2'

'A good time to be 2' offers high quality early learning and childcare in various settings across Midlothian.

Certain 2-year-olds are eligible for up to 600 hours of free early learning and childcare per year from the month after their second birthday. 

How to apply

How will 'A good time to be 2' place benefit your child?

  • Your child will enjoy a range of play experiences that will support their learning and development.
  • Staff will be there to discuss your child’s interests with you, and any questions you may have about your child’s development.
  • Opportunities to share learning from home and be involved in your child’s learning in the setting.
  • Support with your child’s transition to nursery and sharing their previous learning with their new setting.

Where your child can learn

Early learning and childcare for 2-year-olds is available in the following settings and some childminders. For a list of childminders providing places for 2 year olds please email Pupil Placement.

Midlothian East

  • Arniston Playgroup, Gorebridge: 0131 271 4700
  • Cranston Country Nursery: 01875 321370
  • Danderhall Playgroup: 0131 663 9280
  • Family Reachout, Mayfield: 0131 660 6644
  • Happy Days Dalkeith: 0131 663 4280
  • Happy Days Hardengreen: 0131 660 0168
  • Hawthorn Children & Family Centre: 0131 271 3116
  • Newbattle Community Nursery, Newtongrange: 07491 651105
  • Newbyres Nursery, Gorebridge: 01875 898060
  • Pinocchio's Nursery, Eskbank: 0131 654 0070
  • Small Steps, Gorebridge: 07591 213928
  • Temple Nursery and Playgroup, nr Gorebridge: 01875 830560
  • Chapter One Tree tops Nursery, Dalkeith: 0845 177 1008
  • Woodburn Family Learning Centre, Dalkeith: 0131 663 4973
  • Wizkidz, Newtongrange: 0131 660 0077

Midlothian West

  • Abacus Nursery, Dalkeith: 0131 660 4567
  • Bright Start, Loanhead: 0131 448 2204
  • Forest Friends Nursery, Roslin: 0131 440 4900
  • LASC Childcare Services Community Nursery, Loanhead: 0131 448 0108
  • Lasswade Childcare Services, Bonnyrigg: 0131 271 4540
  • Little Hawthorn Nursery, Bonnyrigg: 0131 261 6260
  • Little Hawthorn Nursery Loanhead: 0131 440 3057
  • Milton Bridge Nursery, Penicuik: 01968 679285
  • Pinocchio's Nursery, Penicuik: 01968 679007
  • Positive Steps, Bonnyrigg: 0131 660 1749
  • Stepping Forward, Penicuik: 01968 679215

How to apply