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 2014 – starts August 2017 (Autumn term)
between 1 September and 31 December 2014 – starts January 2018 (Spring term)
between 1 January and 29 February 2015 – starts April 2018 (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 30 October – 3 November 2017
Summer term – during the week of 26 February – 2 March 2018
Autumn term – during the week of 23 April – 27 April 2018

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