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 2012 – starts August 2015 (Autumn term)
between 1 September and 31 December 2012 – starts January 2016 (Spring term)
between 1 January and 29 February 2013 – starts April 2016 (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. stay 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:

Spring term – during the week of 26 October – 30 October 2015
Summer term – during the week of 22 February – 26 February 2016
Autumn term – during the week of 25 April – 29 April 2016

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