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.

Baby Massage 

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.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Children
  • Drug and Alcohol Users
  • Men
  • Older People
  • Survivors of Abuse
    • Grandparents who care for children
  • Women

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Service is open to everyone.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

We welcome referrals from Project users and agencies such as Health visitors, Gp's, and Social Work etc.

Contact Info. & Service Address

Bright Start
Loanhead Baby Clinic
17 George Terrace
EH20 9JZ

Office Hours

Tuesday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday, 9.00am to 2.30 pm

Service Hours

-Varies - contact Bright Start-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 448 2204

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.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

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: 0131 448 2204

Office Hours

Tuesday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday, 9.00am to 2.30 pm

Service Hours

Varies – contact Bright Start

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