Information for Parents/Carers –
Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness
You will probably be aware that we have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery. This guidance offers advice for parents to minimise the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness.
Police Scotland – Edinburgh Division – Festive Period Security Advice
Support Sessions on Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues
Support and Information Sessions are for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Christmas Cheer at Easter Road Stadium! – 25 December from 12 noon until 3.00 pm
GameChanger is hosting a Christmas Day dinner at Hibernian Football Club’s Easter Road Stadium. People of all ages are invited to join us for a lovely festive meal, good company and a visit from Santa!
Yuletide Storytelling at Riddles Court
15th December, 1.30-4.30pm – FREE
Join us at a festively trimmed Riddle’s Court for Christmas tales & traditions by the fireside. Professional Storytellers Mrs Mash & Gillian Paterson will delight you with Yuletide stories & you might just even meet a character from Riddle’s Court’s past – we have been here for over 400 years!
East of Scotland Para-sport Festival 2020
For children and young people in mainstream education with a physical, visual or hearing impairment
P1-7 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Parent Information Sessions
ASD information sessions are now planned for parents and carers of P1-7 children with ASD.
Please note these sessions are for adults only. There will be no crèche facilities.
The City of Edinburgh Council will be delivering a play scheme service for disabled children and young people in 2020 for 8 weeks of the school holidays.
Digital Parenting Guide
We want all families to benefit from Digital Parenting. Please share with anyone else you think may be interested in ordering the Digital parenting Guide, by using this link: www.parentzone.org.uk/digitalparenting
Delaying your child’s entry to Primary School – Session 2020-2021
Primary Schools within the City of Edinburgh Council are embracing approaches to learning that build upon the skills and experiences of the children from Early Learning and Childcare Settings which support a smooth transition into Primary One.
Changes in your School Nursing Service
There is a new role for school nurses to support children and young people.
For more information on what school nurses do, please go to our website.
Parent and Carer Peer Support Group
The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) facilitates a peer support group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people and children and young people with additional support needs.
Term dates (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/termdates)
Information on free schools meals (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants)
Assistance with school transport (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20105/support_for_pupils/1586/apply_for_free_school_transport)
Information on admissions (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces)
The Bright Futures blog on your homepage (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/brightfutures)
Information on school closures in severe weather (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/severeweather)