First Step Services

First Step is a community project for families with young children. It offers lots of support, including one to one support and a range of groups.

Service Description

Outreach Support
The outreach worker is often the first point of contact and provides one to one support to parents at home or in the project. Through discussions with parents, the outreach worker can:

  • provide information on services available in the area
  • refer parents to groups running in First Step
  • accompany parents to groups and appointments they may find difficult to access alone
  • support parents as they deal with issues which affect their day to day lives
  • listen

Respite
Respite is for families experiencing a period of difficulty in their lives. It offers one-to-one support to help address some of the issues affecting them while providing short term child care for children under 2 to give families the time to address these difficulties. Information on groups and services available within the area is provided according to the needs of each individual family.

While accessing the service, parenting support is provided by the Respite/Outreach Worker at home or in the project. Childcare is provided in Wee Bears giving the child the opportunity to socialise with children from the local area in a stimulating, caring environment.

Family Opportunities
First Step provides opportunities for personal development, learning and positive wellbeing for local families through a varied programme of groups and activities/events. The groups are friendly and always kept relatively small. We also provide crèche facilities for some groups.
Groups include:

  • srans group
  • PEEP
  • baby Massage
  • baby bookbug
  • music and movement
  • weaning/cookery groups
  • sleep clinics

How To Get in Touch

Please contact First Step directly for up to date details of groups and times on 0131 665 0848 or [email protected]

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Children

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

People and families with young children

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any

Contact Info. & Service Address

37 Galt Avenue
Musselburgh
EH21 8HU

Service Hours

-Monday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Tuesday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Wednesday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Thursday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Friday 8.30 am – 1.00 pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 665 0848
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.firststepmusselburgh.co.uk/

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Creche Available
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Provider's Name: First Step

Type: Charity/Voluntary

First Step is a community project for families with young children which is based in the Musselburgh East housing estate. First Step takes a holistic approach to working with local families by offering the following services and activities:

  • parenting support, individually and in groups
  • nursery provision for children aged 1 - 4
  • funded places for 3 and 4 year olds
  • specialist support for children with additional needs
  • groups and courses for parents
  • outreach and family support
  • dedicated support for young parents
  • a grandparents group
  • a respite service to support families with 1-2 year olds, going through a period of difficulty
  • a family room including an information / resource library

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 665 0848
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.firststepmusselburgh.co.uk/

Service Hours

Monday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Tuesday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Thursday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Friday 8.30 am – 1.00 pm

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