Starting School 

Information for parents about registering their child with their preferred school is available on Edinburgh City Council’s website.

If you would like to know more about the possibility of deferring your child’s start to Primary 1 please talk to Lian Higgins who can provide advice and necessary forms.

Children are welcome to continue in the Centre up until they leave to start school. We may be able to welcome children back during school holidays if space is available.

Children usually move from the birth to three room to the big room when older children leave to start school, but there may be moves at other times of the year too.

Supporting transition

We support children’s transition within the Centre and from the Centre to school in a variety of ways and over time. Children are welcome to move between the different Centre’s rooms, for example, they might like to spend time with younger or older siblings.

Staff accompany children on a visit their new school and we invite staff to visit the Centre to understand more about the environment children are moving from.

If you have any questions about transition within nursery or to school please speak to Lian or Lynn.