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Midlothian Playbase
Resouce centre

About Us

Who are we?

Midlothian PlayBase was established in 2003 through funding from Midlothian Council's Early Years and Childcare Partnership.  We provide educational resources available for lending to early learning and childcare professionals and PEEP practitioners in Midlothian. The resources aim to support all areas of a child's development and offer broader learning through play experiences.

Educational Resource Centre

We offer a choice of over 2,000 resources; games, books, soft play, outdoor play equipment and much more.  In addition our Topic Boxes are aimed to support targeted learning outcomes in line with Curriculum for Excellence.

Our Aims:

  • Provide quality resources to improve the learning through play opportunities and experiences of children
  • Provide quality resources to support a child's cognitive, emotional, social and physical development through play
  • Provide a range of appropriate educational resources to staff working with children
  • Provide an inclusive service of good quality educational resources through an affordable membership fee structure

PlayBase observes Early Years national and local policy and supports the Scottish Government's objectives of high quality play opportunities in every community.  Through its membership base it supports the implementation of GiRFEC, Pre-Birth to ThreeCurriculum for Excellence and Building the Ambition by providing examples of good practice and quality resources aimed to extend and enhance a child's learning through play experiences.