What we do

Our Vision:

Dr Bells aims to be a welcoming place where families with young children in Leith can get encouragement, support and advice in a relaxed atmosphere. Dr Bell’sopened in August 2006, following a five year period of development

Our services are for everyone, and we focus on the most disadvantaged, ensuring families can access the services without stigma.  Our crèche facility is key to the success of the Centre. It allows parents to attend groups and appointments; it supports vulnerable families through the provision of regular crèche spaces and offers a drop-in facility for all local families.

Our beliefs and aims:

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Find out about our latest groups, créche waiting lists and more in our monthly newsletter…

Our current ‘Keeping Connected’ programme aims to support families within at least one children under 5 yrs old. In light of COVID-19, our groups are free and are being delivered online, via Zoom and Facebook for the foreseeable future. Get involved to build confidence, learn parenting techniques and meet peers. Email info@dbfc.org.uk to find out more.

Our crèche is available for children aged 0 to 5 years whose families live in Leith. Our crèche gives your child the opportunity to mix with other children and helps your child become more independent.  We operate a waiting list system so please email creche@dbfc.org.uk to register you interest.

TLC (Therapy, Linking and Counselling) is a service for Leith parents with young children under 5 years.


We prefer individuals to refer themselves.  This can be done by emailing tlc@dbfc.org.uk. We currently have a waiting list, so please do bear with us while we process your referral.

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