A FREE Training Course for anyone wanting a career in childcare/playwork.
An 18 week course run over 6 months, starting in October 2013 and finishing in March 2014. You will gain qualifications and work experience in Childcare/Playwork and Employability Skills, which will help you to find employment in this sector or to go on and do further childcare/playwork qualifications.
For more information please look in our leaflet here »
Alternatively, you can call 01506 857581.
An application form is available here »
The Dunk Tank is BACK!!
We have a local ‘celebrity’ waiting to be dunked! (Don’t tell anyone but some of the teachers from Kirkhill Primary are being dunked!)
Come along to our Schools Out Party on 28th June at 12:30. We will have loads of games, food and a few wee surprises.
We think that the cold Scottish winter might have changed at last into the sunny Scottish spring, so we’re planning to bring the Playbase to green spaces around Broxburn and Uphall during May and June.
In case you haven’t heard about it, it’s part of our outreach work and consists of two tents which fit together to form an exciting outdoor play space. It’s designed and equipped for families with children under 5 years old and gives them a chance to run about mad, get messy or just chill out in the tent.
We’re going to be popping up in places around Broxburn and Uphall to share with families who live in the area of the Family Centre what we do best… PLAY!!
So look out for us on Wednesday mornings in May and June, we’ll post details of venues where we’ll be on our facebook page a few days before, so if you ‘like’ us you’ll get the latest news. If you don’t do facebook, give us a call on 01506 857158 to find out where we’ll be.
Would you like to join our award winning playwork team? If so, read on….
There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic people who would like to join our team.
If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and Covering letter to: email@example.com
If you would like an informal chat about what it is like to work for us then call Simon on 01506 857158.
Family & Community Development West Lothian are totally committed to promoting positive and healthy lifestyles. We are now implementing our new ‘Healthy Living’ document that supports this commitment. You are welcome to view the document here »
If you have any questions about this document please do not hesitate to contact us.
Family and Community Development West Lothian provide a number of Community Development services across West Lothian
An experienced finance administrator is required to join the existing team based in our Broxburn office.
(16 hours per week flexible working pattern)
Salary £7,251 – £7,720 (dependant on skills and experience)
FTE £16,314 – £17,371
You should have experience in office administration and bookkeeping or accounting, using Sage Line50 accounting software and MS Excel.
Experience of Sage Payroll would be advantageous
You should possess strong technical and analytical skills acquired in a commercial setting and be an excellent communicator with the ability to liaise with all areas of the organisation
A relevant qualification would also be advantageous.
Closing date: 28th March 2013
For an application pack please telephone 01506 857158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As you may be aware our regulator, the Care Inspectorate, requires us to have an individual plan for every child. This must be reviewed at least every 6 months.
We have designed a ‘Play Plan’ that staff use to record observations of our children to ensure we design activities and play spaces that meet the needs of all children. If you wish to see your child’s ‘Play Plan’ please let us know and we will arrange a time to discuss this with you. If you have any questions about ‘Play Plans’ please do speak to us.
An experienced finance administrator is required to join the existing team based
in our Broxburn office.
You should have experience in office administration and bookkeeping or
accounting, ideally using Sage Line50 accounting software, Sage payroll and
You should possess strong technical and analytical skills acquired in a
commercial setting and be an excellent communicator with the ability to liaise
with all areas of the organisation
A relevant qualification would be advantageous.
Closing date: 15th February 2012
For an application pack please telephone 01506 857158 or
Well it’s that time of year when the normal routine ends and the parties begin.
It’s a busy week with two Range clubs parties with over 60 children and a trip to the panto, plus the Playroom party for families on Tuesday 18th. We’re very lucky that Santa has promised to be there and is wrapping the presents right now! The fridge if full of tasty party food, the tree is sparkling and there will even be a grotto and perhaps an elf or two.
Our adult groups finish on Friday 14th so the Health Group celebrated with some entertaining party games – we all know that laughter is the best medicine.
To welcome in the new year, come along to our Family Centre Open Day, on Tuesday 15th January, 10.30 – 1.30pm to find out about what we do and how you can get involved – there’ll be soup and cakes to sample too. No need to book just drop in, call Tansy on 01506 857158 if you’d like to know more.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Play Conference on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Our confirmed key note speaker for the event will be Perry Else (theorist behind the Play Cycle). This conference is funded in partnership with West Lothian Council and will be free to those working with children in West Lothian. For more up to date info and comments please visit our conference facebook page at here