Midlothian Sure Start (East Lothian)

Charity registered in Scotland SC031038

Midlothian Sure Start is a support service for children and families and is proud to have served the communities of Midlothian for many years. There are 6 family learning centres across Midlothian that provide a range of services that offer a community based family support service that creates a place that engages each child. We offer further services including therapies, dads, perinatal and family support which can be 1-1 or group support. We strive to work in partnership with other local organisations in order to build on community capacity.

Current opportunity

Volunteers would be expected to attend all the scheduled training in order to become a volunteer instructor. This would include completing 1:1 and group practical sessions, learning how to assist, advise and provide guidance through the delivery of baby massage and knowledge to be able to have group discussions about sleep, weaning and child brain development. After completion of the training the volunteer would be required to commit to deliver all session dates on 3 courses to a minimum of 10 parents and 10 babies in year 1 and a further 2 courses post qualification. The volunteer would be expected to compile a personal portfolio, keep a reflective diary, and complete additional reading and a practical assessment day. The volunteer would participate in regular support and supervision and attend volunteer support and training meetings at least once each year. It is important for volunteers to respect confidentiality within Midlothian Sure Starts framework.