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 2017 – starts August 2020 (Autumn term)
between 1 September and 31 December 2017 – starts January 2021 (Spring term)
between 1 January and 29 February 2018 – starts April 2021 (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 27th April – 1st May 2020
Spring term – during the week of 5th October – 9th October 2020
Summer term – during the week of 29th March – 1st April 2021

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