by Esol Team

Information about the work of Education Scotland and  East Lothian.


The Goverment give you the possibility of 15 hours free nursery for children 3 to 5, which is not compulsory. Private nurseries are normally very expensive.

Compulsory education in Scotland is from 5 years old. There are different mums and toddlers playgroups for children under 5 years old, usually situated in local church halls. It is the perfect place for you to meet other mums and for your children to play and have fun.

A Childminder is a licensed person who can look after your child in her/his own house during the day.

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Adults and Community Learning

Adults can go to different educational classes or courses, including English classes. You can find out about classes run by local councils,  usually in the libraries or Community Centres. Click on the following links to find examples:

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ESOL - English for Speaker Other Language

ILA - Individual Learning Account

You may be eligible for free classes using an ILA (Individual Learning Account), but there are restrictions. You can visit this website to find out if you are eligible.


Date last modified: Tue 3th March 2015