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Training group

Meet our newest volunteers

07.09.2016 - 14:48

Our latest volunteers are half way through their training and are looking forward to being matched with families in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

They'll be offering great early learning opportunities to under fives and lots of support and encouragement to parents.

You could join us for the next training in late October, there are still a few places left click here for more info

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How kindness helped

30.08.2016 - 10:21

A parent we spoke to this week described our service in a nutshell: 'I just appreciated having a kind and friendly person who was genuinely interested in me, my life and my children. She made me realize that I am not alone and that there are wonderful people in the world who are willing to give up their spare time to spend with complete strangers and help them out when they are really struggling. That in itself is truly heart-warming and made me feel good.'

Midlothian Play Day

04.08.2016 - 13:55

Our gazebo HQ was humming with folk all day at Midlothian Play Day. Organaised by Midlothian Association of Play in Vogrie country park for families and children.

We were offering Treasure Hunts and Make a Bug.  The children produced some amazing creatures and collected lots of natural treasures from the park.

We were delighted to meet all sorts of people including the Provost and 3 MSPs, Colin Beattie, Christine Grahame and Jeremy Balfour.  It was a great opportunity to tell them about our work in Midlothian.