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

Monday 29th April - Thursday 27th June 2019


Time Session (all for ages 0-5)


10.00 – 11.00am
(60 minutes)

Music and movement


12.30 – 2.00pm
(90 minutes)
Activity-based play


10.00 – 11.30am
(90 minutes)
Activity-based play

Tuesday *fortnightly from 14th May*

11.00am – 12.00 noon
(60 minutes)
Parent/carer one-to-one chats with
our early years play team leader for
advice and support


12.45 – 2.15pm
(90 minutes)

Activity-based play

Early years will not run on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Monday 20th May due to bank holidays and in service days. The Yard Edinburgh is open to all our families on those days.

On Thursday 16th May and Thursday 20th June, 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.