Making a difference to the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

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East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme

East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme is now called Can Do

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8 Law Road, North Berwick EH39 4PN    Can-Do is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO): SC049885


We provide full day playschemes during school holidays for East Lothian children aged 5 -16 years with a wide range of special needs/disabilities.


We offer one to one support and a wide range of activities such as swimming, horse riding, bouncy castles, art, bikes and days out.


We are based in North Berwick Community Centre and also use Prestonpans Primary school and The Hub base at Sandersons Wynd primary school in Tranent during the school holidays.




We provide transport to and from playscheme to ensure it is accessible to everyone and to increase respite for families.


We are a registered charity (SCO17097) managed by a committee of parents and supported financially by East Lothian council, public donations and other charities and organisations.


We also run the Star Youth Club on Tuesday evenings for teenagers with special needs.




Find out more about our Playschemes.

Download a PDF of our latest annual report here:


Find out  more about Star Youth Club.

Download a PDF of our latest annual report here:


Find out how to request  a place for your child.


Find out more about our volunteering opportunities.


Mission Statement

To be a parent led organisation offering good quality play, social, educational opportunities for East Lothian children with special needs thereby providing valued respite for thier families. Through this we will facilitate valuable experience and training for the young people recruited as volunteers and staff.

Annual Report SYC Annual Report

About East Lothian Special Needs Playschemes (ELSNP)


"We always feel sorry for our son on his last day at playscheme. He enjoys it so much, and gets so much from it – home is boring in comparison!"


(Parent, July 2011)





"Playscheme makes life less stressful generally, giving us time to cope with medical issues, and make time for our other children."


(Parent, 2011)