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Weekly groups

Our baby and toddler groups typically run at a variety of locations around Glasgow’s Southside. They’re completely inclusive and free for everyone. We are currently running groups and sessions remotely due to COVID-19. This may change subject to government guidelines.

Our baby and toddler groups are designed to give parents the opportunity to enjoy time with their children in an environment free of everyday stresses and ensure family time gets the space it deserves.

For more information about any of our groups, please contact Charlene or Diane on

0141 570 8735.
Or email them on

[email protected]  [email protected]

English Group WHI
Mondays Afternoons 12.45 – 2.45pm
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Tuesday Mornings 9.45am – 11.15am
Pollokshields Primary School
(Term Time & Pollokshields pupils only at present)
Toddle In WHI
Tuesdays between 10 – 11.30am
Castlemilk Parish Church (1 Dougrie Rd, Castlemilk)
Wednesdays between 10 – 11.30am
Castlemilk Parish Church (1 Dougrie Rd, Castlemilk)

Our original English Group on Mondays here in the Burgh Hall has proved so popular over the years that we’ve decided to add another. Beginning in Autumn 2017, we’ll be running a new group in Pollokshields Primary School on Tuesday Mornings.
The groups are facilitated by Charlene, with help from our English Tutor Volunteers, and is designed to help parents whose first language is not English learn the basic language skills to enable them to confidently and effectively communicate and integrate with their local communities.

A crèche facility is provided at both groups so parents can learn while their children play and socialise with other children, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to taking what we’ve learned from our original English Group to a new audience!

For more information and to ask about availability please contact Charlene on 0141 570 8735.


Our Tuesday Toddle In Group has proven to be extremely popular since its inception, and still has a waiting list for new attendees. Thanks to this constant demand from local parents we’re very happy to say we’ve been able to add a second Toddle In Group to our schedule!

Also based within Castlemilk Parish Church on Dougrie Road, this second group on Wednesdays will offer extra capacity for those parents who have been unable to attend Tuesday’s group, and additional space to accommodate new families. Toddle In offers an opportunity for parents to get together while their children have fun with other children through play and different activities each week.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for parents, with snacks available for children.

Fore more information please call Diane or Charlene on 0141 570 8735.

Parents and Totas WHI
Under 3’s
Thursdays between 1.15 – 2.45pm

In Penilee Community Centre
(Term time only)
Ladies Group WHI
Fridays between 10 – 11.30am
In Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
(Term time only)
Man holding a young child
Tuesdays 10am-11.30am
at Merry-Go-Round
32-34 Nithsdale Road
Thursday features our Parents & Tots Group, based in Penilee Community Centre.

This is a friendly, fun group where parents and children get the opportunity to play and meet new friends. The group enjoys arts and crafts activities as well as music and dancing sessions.

Tea and coffee is provided for parents while the children enjoy juice and a snack.

For more information and to enquire about availability, please contact Diane or Charlene on 0141 570 8735.

Our group week closes with the extremely popular Ladies Group, held here in the Burgh Hall.

Taking place between 10 and 11.30am, Ladies attending have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of workshops every week including cooking, sewing, knitting, health and well-being, arts and crafts and many more.

We provide a crèche facility so while the ladies are having some mum time on their own in a friendly and relaxed environment; the children are socialising and having fun playing in the crèche with other children.

To enquire about availability and to book a place please contact Diane on 0141 570 8735.

This group is for dads and their babies or young children to enjoy quality time together in the company of other families. You get to meet other dads and enjoy stories, songs and games that encourage your child’s development. Run in partnership with Merry-Go-Round this group currently takes place via a live Zoom chat every Tuesday morning at 10am. Click here to join.

For more information please contact us on [email protected]

Creative Play WHI
Our Creative Play sessions travel around Southside schools in 8 week blocks. To find out when and where the next block will be held, please check out our Events Calendar, or contact the office.
(Term time only)
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Dates flexible to family needs
Location: Online 
Our Creative Play workshops are one of our flagship programs.  The sessions are highly interactive, extremely good fun and sometimes quite messy!

Creative Play draws on all our years of experience running different styles of family groups and squeezes the best bits into an intensive 8 week course which has been designed to stimulate children’s creative juices and encourage parents and children to work, play and generally enjoy spending time together.

Creative Play has visited all corners of the Southside over the last year, and since we’ve increased our staff numbers, we’re now able to run twice as many!

Teachers, for more information about the sessions, and to enquire about bringing Creative Play to your school, please call Charlene on 0141 570 8735.

On a one-to-one basis, we will teach you techniques which help relax and sooth your baby, help build your confidence when handling him or her and promote bonding and attachment with your baby, and open new ways of interacting and communicating, all in the secure and familiar surroundings of your own home.

Availability is extremely limited, so more information and to check out availability, please call Diane on 0141 570 8735.

Other services

Intensive family support | Creative play | English tutoring | Courses | Training events | Family trips