How to apply for a nursery place

When your child is eligible for a nursery place depends on their date of birth:

between 1 March and 31 August 2015 – starts August 2018 (Autumn term)
between 1 September and 31 December 2015 – starts January 2019 (Spring term)
between 1 January and 28 February 2016 – starts April 2019 (Summer term)

Nursery places are allocated in order of date of birth but it is advisable that you submit your application in good time so that you and your child are included in activities before starting nursery e.g. come and play sessions and inductions.

To be placed on our waiting list please complete a Nursery Application Form and bring along one form of identification for your child (either a birth ceritfcate or passport ) and proof of address e.g. Council Tax letter or utility bill.

When nursery places are offered

We will confirm by letter that your child has been offered a place:

Autumn term – during the week of 30 April – 4 May 2018
Spring term – during the week of 29 October – 2 November 2018
Summer term – during the week of 25 February – 1 March 2019

Read more about nurseries and childcare on the City of Edinburgh Council website.