Positive Steps – Midlothian Sure Start

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

The centre is based at Mount Esk Nursery, where there is a small garden, a large spacious playroom, and a private parents room for support sessions and “tea time” sessions.

A range of groups are available. Parents can get together with other parents to discuss their children and any problems, which may be making life difficult. Whilst this is happening, experienced qualified staff care for the children, with a variety of different themed activities which all link into the curriculum and help to prepare the older children for nursery. Whilst at the same time assisting with parenting issues such as potty training or fussy eating.

During the school holidays there is a summer family play scheme, which is open to all so that the siblings of the children attending the Centre can come along too. There are also lots of outings during the summer, to places like North Berwick beach; East Links farm, Edinburgh Festival, swimming and other local outings, as well as themed days at the nursery.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers
  • Children
  • Men
  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Women


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

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

Contact Info. & Service Address

Positive Steps
Mount Esk Nursery
EH19 2LS

Office Hours

Monday, 9am-5pm
Tuesday, closed
Wednesday, 9am-5pm
Thursday, closed
Friday, 9am-2pm

Service Hours

-Varies, contact Positive Steps-

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Spaces for the creche must be booked in advance by contacting centre co-ordinator
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

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 660 1749
Email: susankerr@midlothiansurestart.org.uk
Website: www.midlothiansurestart.org.uk/ps.html

Office Hours

Monday, 9am-5pm
Tuesday, closed
Wednesday, 9am-5pm
Thursday, closed
Friday, 9am-2pm

Service Hours

Varies, contact Positive Steps

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