Antenatal Peep

July 17, 2024

Antenatal Peep

This month the Bump Start Workers attended Antenatal Peep Training through Peeple. The training focused on building practitioners’ abilities to support expectant parents to bond and consider their babies as individuals with emotions, thoughts and social needs.

This month the Bump Start Workers attended Antenatal Peep Training through Peeple. The training focused on building practitioners’ abilities to support expectant parents to bond and consider their babies as individuals with emotions, thoughts and social needs.

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Forest Kindergarten

June 25, 2024

Forest Kindergarten

Our groupworker, Liam, recently went to forest kindergarten training, which introduced the concept of outdoor learning and its importance for child development. The training was situated in the Granton area and focused on finding green spaces in urban areas and bringing the benefits of the outdoors to children.

Our groupworker, Liam, recently went to forest kindergarten training, which introduced the concept of outdoor learning and its importance for child development. The training was situated in the Granton area and focused on finding green spaces in urban areas and bringing the benefits of the outdoors to children.

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New Walking Group

New Walking Group

Our Family Wellbeing Practitioners identified a need within their intensive parent support service: a place for mums over 25 to meet, socialise, and create new community bonds. Many of the parents we work with over 25 are less interested in or unable to attend the more formal arts and crafts, employability workshops, and young parent groups – but they still want the opportunity to meet other parents.

Our Family Wellbeing Practitioners identified a need within their intensive parent support service: a place for mums over 25 to meet, socialise, and create new community bonds. Many of the parents we work with over 25 are less interested in or unable to attend the more formal arts and crafts, employability workshops, and young parent groups – but they still want the opportunity to meet other parents.

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Volunteering

June 18, 2024

Volunteering

Last term the Bump Start Team really enjoyed volunteering with Pregnancy Counselling and Care, helping to sort donations of baby clothes and items in their new premises at the Gyle.

Last term the Bump Start Team really enjoyed volunteering with Pregnancy Counselling and Care, helping to sort donations of baby clothes and items in their new premises at the Gyle.

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Toddler Steps

Toddler Steps

We have had a very busy term at our Toddler Group with lots of fun and learning. Read on to hear more about what the group have been up to.

We have had a very busy term at our Toddler Group with lots of fun and learning. Read on to hear more about what the group have been up to.

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Media Education

April 1, 2024

Media Education

Our Tuesday’s parents group has recently concluded their Media Education project where they developed ideas that were important to them into short films.

Our Tuesday’s parents group has recently concluded their Media Education project where they developed ideas that were important to them into short films.

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‘Saber Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears’

March 29, 2024

‘Saber Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears’

One of our Family Wellbeing Practitioners recently attended a 3 day course ‘The Dynamics of Relationship Based Practice’ hosted by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk and Children in Scotland. Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist and a well known advocate for early years development relating to parent-baby connection. Read on to hear more about the key take-aways from the course.

One of our Family Wellbeing Practitioners recently attended a 3 day course ‘The Dynamics of Relationship Based Practice’ hosted by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk and Children in Scotland. Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist and a well known advocate for early years development relating to parent-baby connection. Read on to hear more about the key take-aways from the course.

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Getting Creative

March 27, 2024

Getting Creative

The Introductory Group completed four sessions recently with Creative Electric founder Heather Marshall. Through Creative Electric, Heather creates theatre, live art and tape art with and for people that may not traditionally engage in the arts due to social, physical and/or financial barriers.

The Introductory Group completed four sessions recently with Creative Electric founder Heather Marshall. Through Creative Electric, Heather creates theatre, live art and tape art with and for people that may not traditionally engage in the arts due to social, physical and/or financial barriers.

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National Lottery Funding

National Lottery Funding

We’re excited to announce that the National Lottery Fund Scotland has granted us an Improving Lives award!

We’re excited to announce that the National Lottery Fund Scotland has granted us an Improving Lives award!

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New Group at Granton Primary School

New Group at Granton Primary School

As we continue to develop our parent groupwork and adapt the groups’ themes to what suits the parents’ needs, Stepping Stones is planning a 5-week trial-run of a group for parents of a local primary school. Read on to find out more.

As we continue to develop our parent groupwork and adapt the groups’ themes to what suits the parents’ needs, Stepping Stones is planning a 5-week trial-run of a group for parents of a local primary school. Read on to find out more.

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