Key Worker Application for in-school learning and childcare from 18th January 2021

Closed 11 Jan 2021

Opened 6 Jan 2021


As a result of the First Minister's announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, schools will be closed to most children other than children of key workers and the most vulnerable until 29th January 2021.

East Lothian Council requires key workers to apply for in-school learning and childcare for Monday 18th to Friday 29th January 2021.

From Monday 1st February 2021 we expect schools to be open to all staff and pupils for in-person teaching and learning.

This online application process is for new applicants who did not apply in the first round in December 2020.

Key workers who the Scottish Government have indicated are Category 1 and Category 2 will be prioritised.

If your child attends a local authority Early Learning and Childcare setting please complete this form.

If your child attends a partner provider (i.e. private nursery) or childminder you will need to contact them directly to apply for a key worker place.

In-School Provision Hours - In-school childcare and learning will be provided during normal school hours, Monday to Friday.

If your child attends a local authority nursery your child will be offered Early Learning and Childcare on the days and hours that they were accessing before the Christmas break.

School Meals - Children accessing the in-school childcare and learning will be provided with a free school meal on the days they attend.

Transport Arrangements - If your child currently receives  to school, will be provided.  

Applicants will be notified Thursday 14th January if they qualify for a place w/c 18th January.

What happens next

This online application round is now closed. If you have an enquiry about the status of an application for a key worker place from 18th January, please contact

If you have not submitted an online application for a key worker place before and would like to apply for a key worker place from 25th January please use the following link:


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