Positive Case

Message from Head of Centre and NHS Lothian

We are aware of a person in Fox Covert Early Years Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

Persons are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and may need to self-isolate and asked to have a test for COVID-19. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

An update via email will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete.

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the setting’s existing arrangements for your child.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. Fox Covert Early Years Centre is safe and remains open to existing arrangements.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform Website http://www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specific symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQs useful:


Best Wishes

Janie Jones (Head of Centre, Fox Covert Early Years Centre)

Open All Hours Sessions

An Open All Hours session is taking place for P7 pupils in Drumbrae Leisure Centre every Friday evening between 7 pm and 9 pm.  Please see information in the flyer below for further details.

Football Sessions

Our Football Development Department run various football clubs for boys and girls of all primary school ages. These sessions focus on fun and development and are perfect for players of all experiences.

Please see the flyers below for further details. If you see something of interest, either visit the Join In page shown on the flyer or contact our Football Development Officer Jack.Beesley@ea.edin.sch.uk

SVA Mini Leaders Programme

A great opportunity for children in Primary 5 to P7 to sign up and be involved in the Scottish Volleyball National Cup Finals weekend.  Pupils can sign up to be trained as a courtside assistant and to support the biggest event of the year so far.

Pupils would need to be able to attend the training on Friday 12th April from 4-7 pm as part of the experience.

The National Cup Finals will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April.  Lunch and snacks will be provided on both days.

Mini-Leaders will get the opportunity to meet some of Scotland’s top Volleyball Athletes; learn new skills, play some volleyball on the match court and meet new people.

All Mini-Leaders will receive a T-shirt and goody bag for their involvement in the programme.

The closing date for registration is Monday 1st April 2019.

Please see the flyer below for further information.



Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and NSPCC Scotland are working together to design a city wide campaign on neglect.  As part of this, they are keen to develop a better understanding of what parents in Edinburgh understand by the term neglect, what they would do if they suspected a child was being neglected and where families access support with parenting.  They have created a short survey to do this, which should take between five and ten minutes to complete.  By completing this survey, you will be helping them to ensure that the final campaign will be relevant to all families and contribute towards keeping all children in the city safe.   Closing date for responses is 18 March. 

Tesco Feedback

We have been asked by Tesco if parents and carers could provide some feedback about the free fruit that we have been fortunate enough to receive on a weekly basis in school as part of our 1 in 5 work.  We would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to do this as it may result in us continuing to receive free fruit for another few weeks.  It is certainly well loved and enjoyed by the children every week!

You can participate in the following ways:

You can also gain 25 clubcard points and be entered into a prize draw to win a £1,000 Tesco gift card by taking part!


Parent Information Sessions


Many thanks to the parents who made it along to the sessions on Monday 23rd April. We are glad to hear that you found the sessions useful and informative. Information that we shared during the sessions is now available to view using the links below…

Assessment Presentation

Bloom’s Taxonomy Presentation

Feedback Presentation

Growth Mindset Parent Presentation

Health and Wellbeing Presentation

Literacy Presentation

Modern Languages Presentation

Play in Early Years


Weekly Bulletin

This week’s bulletin has now been added to the weekly bulletin section within the News and Events tab.