Dads and kids to keep on rocking at Prentice Centre

Posted on 07/07/2014 by


DadsrockA unique playgroup for dads and their kids will ‘keep on rocking’ in North Edinburgh thanks to support from the Weir Charitable Trust. The funding will enable Dads Rock, the multi-award network of free playgroups for dads and kids, to continue to run their Prentice Centre playgroup.

The playgroup. which started in October 2012 and runs every Saturday, is open to all dads/male carers and their children; and is the only preschool playgroup specifically for dads in North Edinburgh.

Dads and male carers can often be excluded or marginalised from other early years settings. Dads Rock was set up by dads, for dads, with the aim of being a fun, positive and rocking place for dads and children to come.

The playgroup gives dads and their children invaluable one to one time, there is free play, including instruments, a healthy snack, story and song time. There is a regular attendance of between 15-25 dads and kids.

The funding will also contribute to a trip later on this year for the dads and children.

Thomas Lynch, co-founder of Dads Rock, said: ‘It’s amazing to have the backing of the Weir Charitable Trust – without this funding the group would have had to stop, so this allows us to continue to be there for dads, kids and to rock out each week!’