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Thank you for your comments

I have created a word cloud with the comments that parents, families and friends kindly took time to give us on the fun day.  Thank you to everyone who filled in a little tag and left their feedback about our centre and the fun day.

We thank you once again for your support as our centre wouldn’t be a family centre without our wonderful parents, carers families and friends.



Family Fun All The Way

The day got off to a great start with the weather and the huge turnout of our children, parents and family.  It was soon time for the puppet show.

The children loved the animals that “Creature Comforts” pet shop brought along.

The nail painting, tattoos and face painting was very popular!

The BBQ was queued out – James cooked over 200 burgers!

Bouncy castle!

Family races!



Thank you to all our families who came along in their droves!

Forest School

Here at Cart Mill Family Centre we just love blogging about our daily adventures! The children who attended Forest School today experienced a “greener” forest than in previous weeks as the trees, flowers and plants are really beginning to get into full summertime growth. By spending time in the natural woodland in this way, the children experience first hand the effects of nature on the environment.  Catriona told me “I like it when the birds sing in the forest”. Although we are only a few feet from a busy road and a housing estate, it can feel very remote and peaceful, and very often the children don’t want to return to the family centre too soon! If you are interested in finding out more about Forest School, or would like to attend a session please let us know. In the meantime, when you are out and about with your child, please take a little moment every so often to look at and taljk about the seasonal changes. You will be surprised by how much your child knows!

World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018

We had a lovely time today celebrating World Down’s Syndrome Day wearing our odd socks.The children took part in learning experiences which all involved socks in some way!

It was good to welcome families to our coffee morning, where home baking was in abundance and was delicious.

Down’s Syndrome Scotland is the only Scottish charity focused solely on the needs of people with Down’s Syndrome and their families all the way through life. It is important to us in our centre, that all children, whether they are a child with Down’s Syndrome or other disablities are given opportunities to participate, and immerse themselves in a shared, enabling environment of friendship, acceptance and respect for everyone .

Thank you to all who took part and made a donation today. We will let you know the total amount raised soon.

The children came dressed in odd socks as this was the theme of the day.  It reinforced the image of the chromosomes as they look just like our socks.

Special thanks to all who sent in home baking, it was much appreciated.

We were sorting socks and measuring them too.

We have been talking today about how we are different but the same as we celebrated World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018.

The day can be summed up beautifully by the late Stephen Hawkings.


Now.. watch this video and prepare to be inspired….

Australia Day

Today we celebrated Australia Day…

Tommy’s mummy Ellie, wanted to tell the family centre staff and children about her life back in Australia and some traditions and activities that are important to Australian culture.

The children made traditional dot art pictures; they listened to the story “there was an old lady who swallowed a mozzy” and another story about a “possum”. In the snack area the children baked traditional Australian Anzac Biscuits…Yummy!!

Some children used the computer to look up all the wonderful creatures and animals that live in Australia. The especially liked the Kangaroo’s and the Koala’s.

Christmas is for Giving

Yesterday at Cart Mill  Family Centre the children greeted a  very famous guest.  SANTA!!

He took time to pop in and drop off some lovely gifts for all the children in our centre.

Our families and children had also given generously by donating food and other items to be dropped off at a foodbank.  We managed to collect many bags full.

Thank you very much for your continued support and kindness.