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 26th August - Thursday 10th October 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


12.45 – 2.15pm
(90 minutes)

Activity-based play

Early years will not run on Monday 16th September, as it is an autumn holiday. The Yard will be open to families 10am to 2.45pm on that date.

On Thursday 19th September, the activity-based play session will be based at Craigentinny Early Years Centre. Members who are booked in for this session will be informed if this changes. Please see below for directions to Craigentinny Primary School where the EYC is based.

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 buses 19, 21, 25 and 49.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss anything regarding our early years service, you can contact our Early Years Team Leader on [email protected] or 07934 839 936.