Children are entitled to a free, part-time place in a nursery, usually in the term after their third birthday.  The table below shows the dates relevant to the Academic Session 2016-2017.

Session 2017-2018 Child’s Eligibility
Date of birth falls between: Free P/T Nursery Place
1 Mar 2014 – 31 Aug 2014 August 2016 (Term 1 Autumn)
1 Sept 2014 – 31 Dec 2014 January 2017 (Term 2 Spring)
1 Jan 2015– 28 Feb2015 April 2017 (Term 3 Summer)
Nursery Classes

At Dean Park we offer four classes; two morning classes and two afternoon classes.  We cater for 60 children in the morning session and 60 children in the afternoon session.  Our staff-child ratios match this.

Nursery Operating Hours

There are two nursery sessions Monday to Friday.
Morning          8.30am – 11:40am
Afternoon       12:20pm – 3:30pm

Applying for a Nursery Place

Please contact our Nursery Administrator, Amy Buchanan for a nursery application form or download an application from the link below.


Amy Buchanan can be contacted through the main school office:

Dean Park Primary School
31 Marchbank Gardens
EH14 7ET
Tel. (0131) 449 4529

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