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

Early years service timetable

Monday 13th January - Thursday 2nd April 2020

Day

Time Session (all for ages 0-5)

Monday

10.00 – 11.30am
(90 minutes)

Music and movement

Monday 

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

Tuesday

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

Thursday

12.45 – 2.15pm
(90 minutes)

Activity-based play

On Thursday 30th January and Thursday 5th March, our activity-based play sessions will be based at Craigentinny Early Years Centre. Members who are booked in for this session will be informed if this changes. If you are travelling by car, you can park on the street outside. If you are travelling on public transport, you can take buses 19, 21, 25 and 49.

Craigentinny Primary School, Loganlea Drive, Edinburgh EH7 6LR

Early years sessions will not run on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February, as The Yard is closed for maintenance and staff training. We will run informal play sessions during the break Monday 10th – Friday 14th February with details to follow.

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.