Danielle in bamboo

Our early years service for 0-5 year olds runs at The Yard Edinburgh on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our 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 earlyyears@theyardscotland.org.uk.

Get more information in our early years service leaflet.

During the summer holidays, our early years service is running off-site at Craigentinny Primary School on the days and times below. This service then has two weeks off from Monday 14 August, returning Monday 28 August 2017.

Early years service timetable
28 August - 12 October 2017
Day Time Session Age group
Monday 10.00 - 10.45am (45 minutes) Music and movement 0-2 years
Monday 11.00am - 11.45am (45 minutes) Music and movement 3-5 years
Monday 12.30 - 2.00pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5 years
Tuesday 10.00 - 11.30am (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2 years
Tuesday 2.30 - 4.00pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5 years
Thursday 1.00 - 2.30pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2 years

The Yard 0-5s drop-in club is open to all members aged 0-5 and their siblings every Tuesday at 12 noon to 2pm.

There will be no Thursday activity-based play session on Thursday 14th September due to staff training.

On Thursday 28th September, our activity-based play session will be based at Craigentinny Primary School.