Family Opportunities

Family Opportunities Programme

We believe that family engagement with our service helps to encourage personal development, learning and positive well-being for local families. We offer a varied programme of groups, activities and events which aim to help families build social connections and experience positive and meaningful experiences with their children.

Our groups are friendly and always kept relatively small. We provide crèche facilities for some groups where this is needed at a small charge to parents.

We develop our group programme through consultation with the local community and we warmly welcome any feedback that you have for us so we can continue to provide a high quality service that continues to meet local need. You will notice at that at groups we ask you to fill in evaluation forms – please do provide feedback as this helps us to evaluate our service and to evidence our work to funders.

We encourage you to get in touch if you think we could be providing additional groups or activities. If so, please get in touch on or call 0131 665 0848 to speak with a member of the Family Support Team.


We ask you to pay £10 to become a Member of First Step to access our services for one year. Please talk to a member of staff if you have difficulty in making this one-off payment to arrange a payment plan. We will not turn someone away from our service due to financial hardship:

Download our membership form here

“It’s such a welcoming space here”.

"This is the first group I’ve been to that’s been welcoming, friendly and people have spoken to me. I’ll definitely make the effort to come back”.

“I love this place so much. I’d come every day if I could”.