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We welcome all children, however please note that we do not accept applications until after your baby is born.

We welcome all children to Arcadia and although we are part of the University of Edinburgh and based on Kings Building Campus, you don't need to have any connection with the University. 

We generally have greater availability for those seeking 4 or 5 full days. However we do have other opportunities from time to time for fewer days, although our minimum is two full consecutive days.

The sessions we have available change continually across our three playrooms and so it is always worth checking with us to see if there are sessions available that might suit your current or future needs.

Visits, with your child, are very welcome once we know your likely needs and start date so that availability can first be checked.

What’s next?

The first step is to complete the form below and then we’ll be in touch if we have a place available to arrange a visit. During the visit you can talk to the team and discuss your child’s needs, see the Nursery at work, meet the staff who will be looking after your child and get a sense of our beautiful environment.

After you've been to visit and have confirmed your requirement you will then receive a contract. To secure your child's place we ask for a £150 deposit and your completed contract within 14 days.

When a start date has been agreed, we will give you all the information you’ll need about what happens in those all important first few days and weeks. The settling-in period is different for every child, so we encourage you to stay and make sure they are happy and relaxed before leaving for extended periods. You can have use of our Parent’s room during this time and we’re here to make sure the transition is as easy as possible.

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