More about our classes

and how to book on.

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Daisy Antenatal and Postnatal

Julia Iddir

Julia runs weekly antenatal classes and monthly workshops on pregnancy, birth and newborn care.

She also runs Baby Tinies and Baby Wrigglers - classes encompasing some massage and yoga, rhytm, rhyme and movement and the opportunity for new parents to feel safe and welcome in this new stage of life.

She also does 1:1 and private workshops.

She has classes at The Nest on Wednesdays, and weekend workshops.

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Esk and Ivy - Wellness for Body & Mind


At Esk & Ivy Nikki blends mindfulness & yoga to create a holistic approach to support you in pregnancy, birth & beyond.

Her classes use movement and breath to support the changing body as it prepares for the birth of your baby, helping to balance common pregnancy ailments such as pelvic & lower back pain.

As well as supporting your pregnancy, she helps you prepare the body & mind for labour and birth, and above all, her classes offer a community where you can share & support one another in a safe environment.

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The Bonnie Sling Library

Zsuzsa & Rachel

Trained sling consultants, Zsuzsa and Rachael, partnered together to build a social enterprise sling library covering Edinburgh and Midlothian. Sling meets, consultations, workshops, walks, socials and more!
Hires available.
Check out our lovely sling collection and join us at one of our events

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Mini First Aid

Lyndsey Anderson

Lyndsey's practical workshops cover first aid techniques suitable for new born babies through to primary school aged children.  

She will be holding workshops at The Nest at weekends on a regular basis.

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Massage and Yoga for Babies & Children

Claire Houston

Nurturing touch is one of the most powerful tools in a parents' toolkit - and Claire can teach you how to use this with infant massage, children's massage and baby yoga. Soothe, stretch, smile!

She has classes at The Nest on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

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Ceramic Imprinting

Kirsty Stadnik

At Little Hands Ceramics Kirsty makes clay impressions of your little ones' hands and feet to create a unique keepsake that you'll treasure forever.

Our products come in a range of different shapes, sizes, colours and display options. A moment in clay will make the memory last a lifetime

She hosts imprint sessions on the first Saturday of every month, from 10 - 12.

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Birth and Postnatal Doula

Julia Iddir

Julia is a trained birth doula (attending births at home or in a hospital setting) and postnatal doula (spending time with the new family to help support and nourish them in the first 90 days).

You can arrange a free consultation with Julia at The Nest, or in your own home.


Where to find us

The Nest, 21 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith, EH22 1AG


"It takes a village to raise a child"

... let The Nest be your village.