A Good Start (Midlothian Sure Start)

Who is this for?

  • Adults who care for children under 3 years old

Who provides this?

  • Midlothian Sure Start


This programme includes a five-week block of baby massage. This can promote good sleep and reduce the chance of Colic. In addition to the baby massage, the Good Start team will cover the following topics:

  • early brain development
  • treasure baskets/ heuristic play
  • infant weaning
  • sleep
  • schemas
  • what else is happening in my local community

Midlothian Sure Start works in partnership with NHS Lothian to provide antenatal education and support for expectant fathers

Peri-natal Support

  • Open Kindergarten/Baby Café support group
  • 1-1 support (on referral)
  • Citizens Advice Bureau advice in Midlothian Sure Start centres

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

By donation

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Crèche facilities

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

Midlothian Sure Start, McSense Business Park, Mayfield, EH22 5TA

Social media:


Good Start leaflet
(191.07 KB pdf)

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Housing, benefits, debt
Older people
Substance use
Young people

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