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 [email protected].

Get more information in our early years service leaflet.

During the Edinburgh October school holidays, our early years service is running off-site at Craigentinny Primary School on the days and times below. We then have one week off during week commencing Monday 23rd October. Our sessions on Thursday 23rd and Thursday 30th November will also be held at Craigentinny Primary School. 

Early years service timetable
30 October - 21 December 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 12.45 - 2.15pm (90 minutes) Activity-based play 0-2 years