Danielle in bamboo

Our early years service for 0-5 year olds runs at The Yard EdinburghMonday to ThursdayOur 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

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 *from 1
st November 2018
– fortnightly*

10.00 – 11.00am
(60 minutes)
Parent/carer one-to-one chats with
our Early Years Play Team Leader for

Early Years will not run on Monday 22nd or Tuesday 23rd October as The Yard is closed for maintenance and staff training.

On Thursday 22nd November the activity-based play session will be based at Craigentinny Primary School.

Craigentinny Primary School address: Loganlea Drive, Edinburgh EH7 6LR     https://goo.gl/maps/ujq7NEpcrM12

Transport: If you are travelling by car, you can park on the street outside. If you are travelling on public transport, you can get the following buses: 49, 19, 21 and 25.