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Family Work

Our Family Work activities are designed to support families with children around 1 – 8 years old.  To see our range of services for  expectant families or those with babies under one or pre-birth, please go here.  For services aimed specifically at school-aged children and their families, please go here.

3D Drumchapel has amended the delivery programme, separating our activities into Universal and Targeted services. As a not-for-profit charity organisation, there continues to be no cost attached to any of our services, which remain free at the point of use for all service users.

3D Drumchapel operates within geographical boundaries and our services are available to families who reside in the Drumchapel, Knightswood or Yoker area. Services are for families from pre-birth to early secondary school.


Parent & Child Sessions

Universal Services

  • Shake, Rattle & Roll (1 – 5 years)

Shake, Rattle & Rolls is our weekly music and movement class for parents and toddlers.  It is designed to promote fun engagement between parents and their children.  Children have a natural inclination to sing and play, and these activities form a vital part of their development.  Play and music are important vehicles for the development of children's mental capacity, intellect, and form the basis of language building.  Along with this, combining music and play can also help improve co-ordination and concentration.  As part of these sessions we use a variety of activities, such as free play time, ring games, song time and parachute games.

Shake, Rattle & Roll runs every Thursday from 1pm-2pm, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • Baby Basics & Toddler Togs (0 – 5 years)

Formerly known as the ‘3D Swap Shop,’ Baby Basics & Toddler Togs is open to families with babies and pre-school children (0-5 years). 3D Drumchapel has a bank of good quality pre-loved clothing which can be accessed via a referral, a phone call or speaking with a member of staff.

  • Chatter Natter (all families)

Chatter Natter is a drop in session for families to meet other families in the community in a relaxed environment. Parents can have a cuppa whilst their wee one plays. This session is open to families who have a child out-with the 0-8 year’s age range.

Chatter Natter runs every Thursday from 11.30am-1pm, at 3D Drumchapel

  • SPACE (0 – 8 years)

SPACE is a peer support group for parents or carers of children aged 0-8 with additional support needs. We meet once a month for a 2 hour session, which gives people the opportunity to:

  • Meet other parents and carers
  • Explore ideas and opportunities around support
  • Find out practical information, resources and information on who to ask
  • Develop skills and build confidence
  • Hear from guest speakers and organisations on a range of topics

SPACE often results in new opportunities opening up for people who attend and helps to build social networks by strengthening relationships between families experiencing similar circumstances.  A crèche is also provided for the duration of the session.

SPACE meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am-11.45am, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • SPACE kids (0 – 8 years)

SPACE kids is a 90 minute play session designed to promote interaction between parents and their child with an additional support need. It focuses on sensory play and complements, but is not exclusive to, families who access the SPACE peer support.

  • PPP Peer Support (all families)

This peer support group for any parents who are currently undertaking or have completed the Positive Parenting Programme (PPP).

  • Pop Up Play (all families)

Pop Up Play days are holiday initiatives to encourage both families and children to come together to access play spaces in their local community. The sessions will take place in a well recognised community spot and will focus on participation, movement, fun and games.


Targeted Services

  • 3D Play (I play, You Play, We Play together) (1 – 5 years)

3D Play is a six week programme designed for a small group of families with children aged 1-5 years, providing a variety of play opportunities to encourage bonding and interaction between children and parent/carer. This would best suit families who would benefit from a smaller peer group play session or those with children who would thrive with additional support given in a fun relaxed environment to help them reach their developmental milestones. The session will provide an opportunity to engage with other parents and families and provide a platform for play between parent and child.

3D Play runs every Tuesday from 10.00am - 11.30am at 3D Drumchapel.

  • MEND (2 – 4 years)

MEND is a healthy lifestyle programme for 2-4 year olds and their families. The programme consists of 10 fun games and learning information sessions to support families and their children to lead healthier active lifestyles. The programme content includes active movement, parent and child time, adult information workshop, children’s creative and physical play as well as an introduction and exposure to healthy snacks. The programme welcomes referrals from individuals as well as partner agencies.


  • Triple P (all families)

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is a multi-level, parenting and family support strategy. Triple P has been designed to prevent - as well as treat - behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realise their potential.  We currently have two levels of Triple P available to provide positive parenting strategies:

  • Standard Triple P: A 10 week programme of one-to-one sessions, for parents with concerns about their child’s behaviour who require intensive training in positive parenting.
  • Primary Care Level 3: Four one-to-one half-hour consultation sessions to improve child and parent relationship, for parents with a specific concern about their child’s behaviour who require one-to-one consultations and active skills training. These parents are often unable to commit to regular treatment over longer periods of time.

These sessions would normally take place in the family home.

  • Triple P Peer Support (all families)

This is a monthly peer support group which meets for 90 minutes, which helps to enable families to support and encourage each other to maintain strategies and skills learned from the Triple P programme.  At this session parents can discuss and reflect on their experiences, share tips and ideas, and refresh their knowledge once the programme has finished.  Encouragement from and interaction with other parents is an important part of keeping the ongoing work alive, as well as fostering a broader sense of community.

The Triple P Peer Support group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10am-11.30am, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • Home Visits (all families)

Home Visits are offered to families requiring additional emotional support as required. Home visits are an opportunity for families to receive further one-to-one support, a listening ear and the opportunity to be referred or signposted for additional support if appropriate to the individual or families needs.

  • Because You're Worth It! (all families)

Because You’re Worth It! Is a six week confidence building peer-group programme that aims to tackle issues around low self confidence through goal setting, family relationships, affirmation, group and personal activities.


Nursery & Schools Programmes

Family FAST(Families and Schools Together) Programme –We work in partnership with Save the Children, local schools and  nurseries and partner organisations to deliver the FAST programme.

Activity sessions and trips for Dads, Grandads and their children in partnership with local primary schools.



Referrals can be made via the online form available by clicking here or by contacting us on 0141 944 5740

All referrals will be assessed and places offered on a needs basis.

Making a difference in the lives of children and families in Drumchapel by providing support, strengthening relationships and empowering families to make positive change.