Bright Start – Midlothian Sure Start
Bright Start is one of six centres run by Midlothian Sure Start, which aims to support families across Midlothian and to give very young children (from pre-birth to 11 years) the best possible start.
Bright Start aims to create a warm, secure environment from which your child can explore the world around them in a fun & safe manner. Allocated sessions give parents / carers the opportunity to meet new people and take short courses to learn new skills.
At Baby Massage sessions you will learn massage techniques that have been reported to have a range of benefits which include promoting sleep, improving colic and constipation to name but a few.
After attending Baby Massage, parents / carers are offered a follow on group which covers a range of topics including Baby & Toddler First Aid, Weaning, Heuristic Play and an introduction to your’ Baby’s brain development.
Bright Start Counselling Group
A group for pregnant mums, or those who have recently had a baby and would like to explore their feelings around becoming a parent. The group is facilitated through counsellors from the Bright Start counselling team. This group runs on Wednesday afternoons. For more information contact Bright Start or alternatively you can contact the counselling manager – Anna Gibbons on 0131 654 0489.
Intended Client Groups:
- Black and Minority Ethnic
- Drug and Alcohol Users
- Older People
- Survivors of Abuse
- Grandparents who care for children
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Service is open to everyone.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
We welcome referrals from Project users and agencies such as Health visitors, Gp's, and Social Work etc.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Loanhead Baby Clinic
17 George Terrace
Tuesday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday, 9.00am to 2.30 pm
-Varies - contact Bright Start-
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
Restricted parking within the grounds, however there is on street parking close to the location of the service.
- Wheelchair Access
- Spaces for the creche must be booked in advance by contacting centre co-ordinator
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Bus service 141 and 37.
Public transport services can be limited to hourly so it is best to check out timetables. Car sharing with other Project users who attend may be an option to explore.