Support from the Start Report 2014- 2015

Support from the Start report 2014 – 2015SftS report 2014 15

Support from the Start Mission Statement

Our aim is to work within the East Lothian community  planning framework to provide a joined up, and  local, response to inequalities in the early years of life, pre birth – eight.

Support from the  Start (SFTS) uses the National Early Years Collaborative  approach, to bring services,       parents/carers  and communities together to improve outcomes for children in their early years . We work on agreed outcomes and key change areas. SFTS ‘s particular contribution is to bring a local and community perspective to early years service delivery and             improvements .


Service Development Fund Report – PEEP Musselburgh Cluster

Act Plan Study Do 

We aimed to run 3 blocks of PEEP led by PEEP practitioners in the Musselburgh cluster and in particular target the East of Musselburgh as it has significantly higher levels of multiple deprivation.    The first block would aim to start in May 2014, the second in Sept 2014 and finally the last block would run in Jan 2015. We aim to provide and promote quality play experiences for children and their parents/carers that would contribute towards improvement in educational attainment and life chances.  This programme has a focus on literacy and how to make the most of everyday learning through listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books.  There would be a commitment to support parents to identify future learning needs.        Peep Musselburgh

First Step – groups and classes

first step logoAll our groups begin again next week (week commencing 20/4/15), and we have loads of groups to choose from……………

We still have spaces on the following, but if you are interested, be quick, as the spaces are going quick!!

  • Assertiveness Course
  • Universal Credit (Information on the Benefit changes)
  • Book Club
  • Bumps and Beyond
  • Parent Chat
  • Relaxation/Mindfulness Course
  • Baby Massage
  • Knitting taster workshop
  • Sewing taster workshop (new…)

Our Cooking Group is now full.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sue Cairns  either via email, or by telephone on 0131 665 0848.


Nature Play and Nurture CPD for Early Years

Last few spaces available

Nature Nurture Booking Form May 2015

This course is available to all Early Years Practitioners in East and Midlothian  

Aimed at Nursery and Early Years Staff, Nature Play and Nurture is a short course in using the outdoors as an environment for nurture, play and exploration. Three days (9am–3pm) of hands on training by two experienced forest school / kindergarten leaders and a ½ days observation of a Nature Play and Nurture programme.