Dads

  • Providing support and services to dads/male carers who are involved in the care of their children.

    Our Core Services

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    • Dynamic Dads

      We have weekly Dynamic Dad sessions in both Penicuik Family Learning Centre and Mayfield Family Learning Centre, Saturday mornings from 10-11:30. These are free ‘drop in’ fun packed play sessions for dads, granddads and male carers with their children. Our approach has an emphasis on nature, developing confidence of dads and kids, peer support, promoting child centred play, storytelling and song! The play groups are open to kids aged 0 -5 years.

    • Dads Group

      Dads Group is a weekly peer support group that meet at Mayfield Family Learning Centre from 9:30-11 on a Thursday morning. Dads Group promotes respectful dialogue and discussion to help understand and solve problems. Dads develop a programme of activities they would like to do in each session. This has included group discussion, first aid, introductions to parenting courses, yoga, wood burning, wild wood trips, pitch and putt, allotment work, trips to castles and beaches, walking. Crèche facilities can be arranged with notice.
      This is a referred only service. If you are interested, you are able to refer yourself by filling out and returning this form.

    • One to One Support

      Dads can be supported on a one to one basis on a range of issues that may impact on dads parenting and/or their child’s lives.
      This is a referred only service. If you are interested you are able to refer yourself by filling out and returning this form.

    • Dads2B

      Dads2b is an NHS initiative that Midlothian Sure Start work in partnership with. It is a free 5 week Dads antenatal class that cover topics such as pregnancy, pain relief, delivery, feeding, sleep, changing, bathing, dressing babies, postnatal depression, brain development, 1st Aid and a load of other practical advice.
      Courses are based at Mayfield Family Learning Centre on a Wednesday Night 6:30-8:30pm.
      To book a space, click/tap here to register on our eventbrite page.

    • Young Dads

      All our Dads services are open to all ages. We currently have a group of Young Dads and Dads2b that meet at Woodburn Family Learning Centre on a Monday at 1-2pm.
      This is a referred only service. If you are interested you are able to refer yourself by filling out and returning this form.

    • Parenting Courses

      All Midlothian Sure Start parenting courses are Dad inclusive. Throughout the year we provide various parenting course that are directed specifically to Dad. Some examples of course we have run are Baby Massage, Raising Children with Confidence, Incredible Years, Wild Dads, Peep, Antenatal Peep and Storytelling.
      Follow us on facebook @midlothiandynamicdads where future course will be advertised.

  • Weekly Timetable

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    9:30 am
    9:30 am
    12:00 pm
    Vogrie Country Park Meet at HO @ 09:15.
    Dads Outdoor Activities
    Mini Bus Available
    10:00 am
    10:00 am
    4:00 pm
    Dynamic Dads
    Meet @ HO at 09:45
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    Pentland Walk
    Dads Outdoor Activities
    Meet at Ski Centre @ 12:45.
    Own Transport
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm

    Monday

    • Dads Outdoor Activities
      9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Dads Outdoor Activities
      1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Saturday

    • Dynamic Dads
      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    10:00 am
    10:00 am
    4:00 pm
    Dynamic Dads
    Meet @ HO at 09:45
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm

    Saturday

    • Dynamic Dads
      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    9:30 am
    9:30 am
    12:00 pm
    Vogrie Country Park Meet at HO @ 09:15.
    Dads Outdoor Activities
    Mini Bus Available
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    Pentland Walk
    Dads Outdoor Activities
    Meet at Ski Centre @ 12:45.
    Own Transport
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm

    Monday

    • Dads Outdoor Activities
      9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Dads Outdoor Activities
      1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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