Ratho Holiday Adventures

Over the past two weeks, 15 families have enjoyed residential trips to the Pilton Retreat out in Ratho. The soggy start to the month didn’t deter the families as they put on their jackets and wellies and embraced the Scottish summer.  The first week saw the groups go to soft play, the beach, Blair Drummond and Muddy Boots farm. With the weather improving and the sun coming out the families away to Helix Park and The Kelpies, Craigie Farm for Strawberry picking and some messy outdoor play with  a BBQ back at the centre. A great time was had by the families and staff alike, plans are already being made for next year.  We with to say a huge thank you to Ken from Pilton Retreat for all his driving and help around the centre.

Early Years Parenting Practitioner Vacancy

We are currently recruiting for an Early Years Parenting Practitioner. If you would like more information about this post or would like to apply please see the relevant documents here, alternatively you can call us on 0131 551 1632 for more information. Please note that the closing date for this post is 5pm on Friday 4th August.

Application Form Early Years Parenting Practitioner 

Job Description Early Years Parenting Practitioner 

Person specification Early Years Parenting Practitioner





Mini Beast Adventures

Mini Beasts have invaded the playroom. The children have had fun listening to the Hungry Caterpillar story. They then got their own caterpillars and watched them grow into beautiful butterflies. They’ve created a lovely wall display with all their artwork, as well as using the magnifying glasses to look for the mini beasts in the sand tray and garden.


Children’s Nurture Group

For the past eight weeks 12 children have been taking part in our new group for children. They have all grown so much in this time, their confidence has grown and they have built friendships with new people in their community.  Today was out last group, the children enjoyed a bouncy castle, party food, games and signing each others personalised t-shirts. Watch this space, as the group have 2 exciting trips during the summer holidays!