2 Years And Over

Attended without parents/carers, the Playgroup welcomes up to ten toddlers, and enables them to develop independence, meet new friends, learn social skills and have fun!

During the session, imagination and creativity are nurtured through free play with simple toys and natural materials. Outside, the group enjoys its own sandpit and mud kitchen, as well as nature walks through the beautifully maintained school grounds, and use of the Kindergarten garden.

The children help to prepare and share together a healthy, organic snack. The session ends with a short circle time which can include songs, finger rhymes, stories or a puppet show.

This group can provide a stepping stone before children make the progression into Kindergarten at the age of 3½ years. A child is recommended to attend at least three sessions a week too ensure a strong sense of rhythm.

Playgroup sessions are held during term time, every morning, Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 11.25am.


The cost is £12 per session payable in half-termly blocks. Registered with the Care Inspectorate, Edinburgh Steiner School Trust is in partnership with Edinburgh City Council to offer pre-school funding. Parents can pay through their Tax Free Childcare account or through Childcare Vouchers . Both can be used in conjunction with funded early learning and childcare (ELC).

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