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Daisy Chain Early Years Project

Daisy Chain Early Years Project

The Daisy Chain Early Years Project uses play-based interventions to improve the lives and life chances of children under 8, by ensuring they are safe, healthy, included, nurtured and engaged (SHINE).

The project opened in December 2011 as one of CrossReach's Children & Family Services, with funding from the Scottish Government through the Early Years Early Action Fund and from the Big Lottery Fund. We are based at Glasgow Elim Pentecostal Church in Govanhill. View our new leaflet: Daisy Chain Early Years Project

The project aims to promote attachment between parent and child through play, literacy-based activities and creative arts. 

We operate several strands of service provision:

  • Come and Play - play sessions for parent and child

  • Sunflower Group - therapy for children affected by substance misuse and other family issues

  • After-School Support Programme - additional support with homework, self-esteem and confidence

  • Loc de Juaca - 'a  place to play' and help with social inclusion for the Romanian Roma community

  • Growing Dads - play sessions for local dads with children under 5 - in partnership with HomeStart Glasgow South

  • Baby Massage - six sessions for parents and pre-crawling babies.

  • Mums Support Group - a small group for local mums to meet for peer support

  • Young Parent Support Group - In partnership with Smithycroft School. Support and activities for school-age parents and their young children.

  • ESOL cafe - an opportunity for local families to develop their English language skills while children's activities are provided. A partnership between CrossReach, Govanhill Community Development Trust, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Life, The Well Multicultural Advice Centre and The Space.

  • STEPS programme - in partnership with HomeStart Glasgow South - confidence building for local parents

  • Mellow Parenting - a 14 week programme giving an opportunity for parents to meet together and explore parenting techniques, challenges and successes.

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Contact Details

Kenny Fulton
Glasgow Elim Pentecostal Church
42 Inglefield Street
G42 7AT
0141 423 1250


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