Stepping Forward – Midlothian Sure Start

Stepping Forward is one of six centres run by Midlothian Sure Start, which aims to support families across Midlothian.

The centre offers a wide range of different groups and support for men, women and children. The service is integrated so the whole family (both parents and children) attends at the same time reflecting a holistic approach. The centre offers am emotionally secure and friendly environment, where children are stimulated through age appropriate play. For parents, a range of programmes and support is available, aiming to to build confidence and encourage empowerment for those who attend.

Parent & child activities include:

  • PEEP groups
  • Family Art Therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Playing together

 A sample of some Parent programmes includes:

  • Counselling
  • Aromatherapy
  • English as a second language
  • Homework club (maths & English)
  • Life skills and healthy living
  • Peri-Natal support
  • Dads, mums support & outreach
  • Army families support & outreach
  • Grandparents support
  • Adult & baby massage

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • Families / parents / carers of young children aged 0 - 3

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Service is open to everyone.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any health or social care agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

Stepping Forward
60 Queens Way
EH26 8EY

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 01968 679215
Email: [email protected]

Provider's Name: Midlothian Sure Start

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Midlothian Sure Start is a charity, established in 2001 with the specific aim of providing a quality service for families with very young children across Midlothian.  

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 01968 679215
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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