COVID-19 ELC Transition

Welcome to our multiple new families joining us in 2020/2021! We can’t wait to meet you all! For our ELC returners, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back into setting and providing a range of engaging and purposeful learning opportunities.

You should now have received a confirmation letter detailing your child’s 600 hour placement allocation for Term 1 through the post.

Inevitably, the ELC Setting will look and run differently due to COVID-19 inline with Scottish Government guidelines. Children will be grouped in ‘bubbles’ and not mix with other bubbles. Additional staff will join the ELC Team to support this model. This is a new way of working for us and we will work hard to try to get it right for each and every child. We will maximise the use of our ELC Garden and a bubble will regularly have the opportunity to go out on adventures to explore the local community e.g. scavenger hunts in the forest, walks along Waterfall Walk.

To support your child to prepare for starting/ returning to setting, you may wish to use the following resources below:

Click on the hyperlink below to take a virtual tour of St David’s ELC (please note you can go on a full virtual tour of the school by clicking on the tab on our school website)

Click on the link below to view a social story to explain ‘bubbles’ to your child:

Bubbles Social Story ELC June20 Going to ELC bubbles story for children final

Click on the link below to view a parent/ carer guide created by Midlothian Council Early Years Team to explain how ELC Setting will look:

What will ELC look like – Family

Click on the link below to read guidance about how best to support your child with the transition to ELC created by Midlothian Council Early Years Team to explain

Transitions Advice for Parents and Carers June 2020