Early learning centre to open 50 weeks a year, early to later

Scots Corner ELC

If you would like to find out more about the upcoming early learning and childcare centre, to open 50 weeks a year from 7.30am to 6pm, then come to one of our drop-in sessions.

Come on 19 November

Midlothian Council’s early learning team will be on hand to answer all your questions at the new early learning and childcare centre at Scots Corner, Penicuik, between 4.30pm and 6pm on Tuesday 19 November.

Session for MoD families also

Another session is on the same day between 9.30am and 11am for Ministry of Defence families only. The new facility in Scots Corner is a joint venture with the battalion, 2 SCOTS.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Find out how to apply

The early learning and childcare centre manager at Scots Corner, Diane Janczyk, pictured on the left, said: “We’re looking forward to meeting the local children and families that may be interested in attending the early learning and childcare centre at Scots Corner.  It will be a great opportunity to share some of our plans with all the families who come along and they can find out how to apply for a place at the centre, which will open early in 2020.

 First centre to open early and later

“This is the council’s first early learning and childcare centre that will be open from 7.30am to 6pm, 50 weeks a year so it will be ideal for working families in the local area.”

 1140 funded hours and can pay for more

Parents and carers will be offered 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare at the centre with the opportunity to pay for hours over and above those.

Chance to give your views

Diane said anyone who comes along to the drop-in sessions can also take part in a small consultation about the kind of learning parents and carers would like to be on offer at the centre as well as education and support for MoD families and the local community.

See you there

Come to Scots Corner Community Centre, Blackhall Terrace, Penicuik, EH26 0EW.


Pictured are the early learning and childcare centre manager in Scots Corner, Diane Janczyk with Gina Clark, the community development worker with the  Army's Welfare Service. 


9 Nov 2019