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May 2018 Newsletter


We have an array of events coming up. These are open to all.

  • Tailor Ed Coffee Morning
  • Autism Friendly Play Sessions
  • Autism Friendly Quiet Hour at Hard Rock Café

Events specifically for Tailor Ed Families:

  • Ride a Bike Workshop


Tailor Ed Coffee Morning


This month our coffee morning theme will focus on GIRFEC. The Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach ensures that anyone providing that support puts the child or young person – and their family – at the centre. Our Senior Project Worker, Kate Langer will take parents/carers through some key points of GIRFEC and then there will be opportunity for discussion.


This will be held at The Well Cafe on the 31st of May from 10am-12pm. This event is FREE but ticketed. To book please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailor-ed-foundation-coffee-morning-tickets-45853982496



Autism Friendly Play Session


Our regular autism friendly play session at Time Twisters will run on Wednesday May 30th from 4pm-6pm.

Time Twisters is at Unit 5, Catalyst Park, 2B Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ.


These sessions are held to create a less busy play session for children and families who may find it difficult to access mainstream provisions.  These sessions are closed to the general public but siblings and friends are welcome to attend.

A member of Tailor Ed staff will be present at these sessions.


These sessions cost £5.25 per child (adults enter for free). For families who want to attend but need help with the cost, we have a small budget available for this. Please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk for a form.


Quiet Hour dining at the Hard Rock Café

On Sunday the 20th of May the Hard Rock Café will open for a Quiet hour from 11am until 12.


Numbers are limited so it won’t get too busy and the restaurant is closed to the general public for this time.  Music will be quieter, there will be space for children to move around and an area to relax in if required.  You are able to pre-order food (and drinks) to avoid waiting.


Families are also welcome to bring their own food, cutlery etc. if that will help their child enjoy the experience.


Space is limited so booking is essential. A £5 deposit is required at the time of booking.

Tel. 0131 260 3000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


Ride a Bike Workshop


We are pleased to let you know that we are running our workshop for parents who want to teach their child to ride a bike. This will be run by our Project Workers Kate and Pete and will consist of two sessions:

The first session is just for parents/carers and will be held on Thursday 14th of June at our office during the day at 10am-12pm. If you cannot make it during the day then we are offering another session during the evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Our office is at 27 Maritime Lane, EH6 6SD. At this first session we will go through the practicalities of teaching your child to ride a bike and how to decide if your child is ready, as well as watching some videos of the basic exercises we will be using.

The second session is for parents/carers and their children to practice riding a bike. This session will be on Saturday the 16th of June between 10am-2pm at the Edinburgh Academy Junior School grounds in Cannonmills (free parking will be available).

Kate and Pete will be on hand to help you teach your child and practice the various exercises.

Places on this workshop must be booked by using this link and are only open to those with a Tailor Ed referral: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailor-ed-ride-a-bike-workshop-tickets-45514942418 or you can book by calling on 0131 624 8970. More details will be provided at the first session.


Best wishes from all at Tailor Ed

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