Dr Bell’s Family Centre for Families with Young Children in Leith

What we offer:


At Dr Bell’s we offer support and advice for families with young children living in the Leith and surrounding areas.  Some of the ways in which we do this are:

  • A Crèche for families in Leith and surrounding areas

  • Community Café with free Wi-Fi

  • Employment advice and access to training and learning opportunities

  • Affordable Room Hire

  • Parent support, counselling, therapeutic play and health and well-being appointments

  • Volunteering Opportunities


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Latest News:

Dr Bell’s important update on COVID-19

Dear families

Following the latest guidance from the NHS and Scottish Government on COVID-19, we at Dr Bell’s Family Centre have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all services and close our centre from the end of today. The welfare of our families is always our top priority and we have taken this step on the official advice that it is the safest way to protect you and your children.

There is nothing to suggest anyone at Dr Bell’s has contracted COVID-19, and we continue to follow rigorous cleaning and hygiene procedures at all times. These will remain in place when we re-open.

We continue to monitor the situation and follow the latest advice as it is issued. We will keep you up-to-date by email when anything significant changes, including when we have a date to re-open.

Our team is working from home where possible. You can contact us on 0131 553 0100 during office hours and your call will be diverted to our centre manager or email administrator@dbfc.org.uk. Please follow us on social media for the latest – search Dr Bell’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We know you may be feeling anxious or isolated in this time of uncertainty. We are still here to support you as much as we can so please stay in touch. We will keep you posted by email and social media.

Please be safe and look after each other. We are so proud to be a part of our community, which continues to come together and support each other in these uncertain times.

Best wishes

Danielle and the Dr Bell’s team


‘Connect With Us’ ‘Online Programme:

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COVID-19 Community Support Directory:

EVOC have started to put together a Directory of local groups/projects who are offering support during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This directory can be can be used to help connect people with the support and services they need and bring groups and organisations together. The directory is both online and a downloadable .pdf which will be updated twice a week – keep an eye on the version number at the bottom of the document.


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