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 timetable - summer holidays 2018

Unless otherwise specified, our summer holiday early years sessions will be held at Craigentinny Primary School, Loganlea Drive, Edinburgh 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 Lothian Buses number 49, 19, 21 and 25.

There will be no early years sessions during the week of Monday 2 - Friday 6 July.

Monday 9 - Friday 13 July 2018

Day Time Session Age group
Monday 10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Music and movement 0-5
Monday 12.30 - 2.00 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5
Tuesday 10.00 - 11.30 am (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2
Tuesday 2.00 - 3.30 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5

Wednesday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Informal play session 0-5
Thursday 12.45 - 2.15 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2

Friday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes)

Informal play session 0-5

Monday 16 - Friday 20 July 2018

Day Time Session Age group
Monday 10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Music and movement 0-5
Tuesday 2.00 - 3.30 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5

Wednesday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Informal play session 0-5
Thursday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Day trip to Jupiter Artland (details TBC) 0-2

Friday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes)

Informal play session 0-5

Monday 23 - Friday 27 July 2018

Day Time Session Age group
Monday 10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Music and movement 0-5
Tuesday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Day trip to Museum of Flight (details TBC) 3-5

Wednesday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00am (60 minutes) Informal play session 0-5
Thursday 12.45 - 2.15pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2

Friday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00am (60 minutes)

Informal play session 0-5

Monday 30 July - Friday 9 August 2018

Day Time Session Age group
Monday 10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Music and movement 0-5
Monday 12.30 - 2.00 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5
Tuesday 10.00 - 11.30 am (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2
Tuesday 2.00 - 3.30 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 3-5

Wednesday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes) Informal play session 0-5
Thursday 12.45 - 2.15 pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2

Friday
*at The Yard*

10.00 - 11.00 am (60 minutes)

Informal play session 0-5

There will be no early years sessions during the week of Monday 6 - Friday 10 August.

Click here to view our summer timetable for family sessions at The Yard Edinburgh.