Watch the video tour of the Midlothian PlayBase resources





We encourage you to access the borrowing of resources by:

– Browsing our updated catalogues on our web site in the Resources section

– Ordering resources directly through the web site by email, quoting catalogue numbers

– Phoning us directly – 0131 654 9990 – with requests. We can quickly put things together to meet your needs.

– Emailing: for any other requests

PlayBase – What we do

We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation working in partnership and funded by Midlothian Council. We provide a lending service of good quality educational resources to Early Learning & Childcare professionals and Peep practitioners in Midlothian. Our resources aim to support all areas of a child’s development and offer broader learning through play experiences.

Educational Resource Centre

We offer a wide range of exciting resources supporting creative learning through; Music & Dance, Small World, Loose Parts, Literacy & Numeracy and much more. In addition our Exploration and Discovery Resources boxes support and extend many interests.

Our Aims

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 Three, Curriculum 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.

"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity."
Kay Redfield Jamison