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Mount Esk Family Learning Centre

Bonnyrigg (Full time - Monday to Fridays)

Mount Esk Nursery

Dalhousie Gardens

Bonnyrigg EH19 2LS

Tel No: 0131 660 1749

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Mount Esk FLC is the Bonnyrigg branch of Midlothian Sure Start. We provide support and practical care for twenty two families in the area three days a week. We share the building at Mount Esk Nursery with Wrap Around Care. With us all working together we are able to provide a comprehensive service for the children of the families we are helping. At Mount Esk we have a small garden, a large spacious playroom, (which we share with the Wrap Around Care Team). We have a private parents room for support sessions and "tea time" as well as tutors coming in to lead various groups, for example aromatherapy, family matters, healthy life styles, anger management and art therapy. Most of these sessions are fun with lots of laughter.

 

Our groups are very well attended. Parents tell us that without the support of Sure Start they wouldn't be able to move on with their lives. Parents can get together with other parents to discuss their children and any problems, which may be making life difficult. Whilst this is happening, experienced qualified staff care for the children, with a variety of different themed activities which all link into the curriculum and help to prepare the older children for nursery. Whilst at the same time assisting with parenting issues such as potty training or fussy eating.

 

During the school holidays we operate a summer family play scheme; this enables the siblings of the children attending our Centre to come too. The play schemes are more flexible and people can come and go as they please. We have many outings during the summer, for example North Berwick beach; East Links farm, Edinburgh Festival, swimming and many local outings, as well as themed days at the nursery.

 

With the many stresses that today's parents are under, Mount Esk FLC can provide a safe and confidential haven for parents and children. Our aim is to try to make life a bit easier for everyone with the provision of an excellent programme for children and a safe, relaxing atmosphere for parents. We can befriend parents in crisis by assisting at meetings with Social Services, Police or Women's Aid or any other agency that parents may become involved with.

 

We believe that Mount Esk FLC can only grow and grow within Bonnyrigg and we hope to be able to help many more families in the future.