Our early years service for 0-5 year olds runs at The Yard EdinburghMondays, Tuesdays and ThursdaysOur early years play team leader Danielle runs these sessions.

Every month, we run activities based around a theme such as nature, the outdoors, animals or going places.

For parents, this is an opportunity to relax and play with your children in a non-judgemental environment, surrounded by understanding staff and other parents with shared experiences. 

Playing with parents, peers and our play team helps children learn to read social cues, the value of sharing and turn taking, and to develop their independence. Dynamic outdoor play is balanced with interactive musical sessions, arts and crafts, messy and sensory play.

These sessions are for The Yard members, accompanied by a parent or carer.

These sessions must be booked ahead. Please email [email protected].

Get more information in our early years service leaflet.

Early years service timetable

Thursday 25th October – Tuesday 11th December 2018


Time Session


10.00 – 11.00
(60 minutes)

Music and movement for 0-5s


12.30 – 2.00pm
(90 minutes)
Activity-based play for 0-5s


10.00 – 11.30am
(90 minutes)
Activity-based play for 0-5s


12.45 – 2.15pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play for 0-5s

Thursday *fortnightly from 1st November*

10.00 – 11.00am
(60 minutes)
Parent/carer one-to-one chats with
our early years play team leader for
advice and support

On Thursday 22nd November the activity-based play session will be at Craigentinny Primary School, Loganlea Drive EH7 6LR. If you are travelling by car, you can park on the street outside. If you are travelling on public transport, you can get buses 49, 19, 21 and 25.