A P1 Week

P1s have been working hard this week writing numbers and practising letter formation on whiteboards.

We always have fun on a Wednesday when Ricky comes to teach us different games. This week we were outside and inside playing games! 

Phonics In P1/2

We have started to learn our initial sounds and have enjoyed discovering new ways to work on our motor skills, which will help us for our letters correctly. Some children are beginning to blend these sounds and read and create words all by themselves! 

Edinburgh Wide Early Years Training Recruitment

Interested in working  in early years?

If you’re looking for a job that’s rewarding, fun and has the potential to change lives, then early years could be the career for you.

We’re looking for people who’re caring, creative and full of energy to work in early years settings across Edinburgh.

Current opportunities

Find our early years vacancies on myjobscotland

Training opportunities in early years

Modern Apprentice (MA) or Trainee role

Earn while you learn with these  two-year temporary posts which lead to SCQF level 7 and becoming a qualified Early Years Practitioner. Full-time/term-time, paid training opportunities available.

You’ll earn £16,775 pro-rata while you learn and, after two years of training, you can apply for one of our qualified Early Years Practitioner posts (£22,129 – £26,393, per year).

Information event -Thursday 8 October

Join us at our online information event  to chat with members of the Council`s Early Years Training Team (EELCA) to find out more and discover  whether this might be the career for you.

We welcome interest from under-represented groups. As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that more accurately reflects, and can respond to the needs of, the population of Edinburgh. We recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience and backgrounds brings.

How to book

Click the link below to attend the online information session.

More about the MA and Trainee roles

While training, you’ll work in City of Edinburgh  Council early years settings: in schools, nursery schools or early years centres. 

Training includes child development, child protection,  communication, safeguarding, child health and wellbeing, early years curricula, the importance of play and environments  in enabling children’s learning and much more.

Apply for an MA or Trainee post

All positions will be advertised on My Job Scotland from 5 October and interviews will take place online in early November . The roles will start in January 2021.


P1 Worry Dolls

P1 read the story,  ‘ Silly Billy,’ we discussed things we worry about and made worry dolls to share our worries with. The children worked very hard using lots of different colours and we talked about ways that help us stop worrying.