Nursery facilities in Edinburgh

Our facilities are split across two buildings. Little City caters for our youngest children aged 0 to 27 months, whilst City is set up to receive children aged from 2 to 5 years.

Little City Nursery for children aged 0 to 27 months

Little City has a number of purpose built playrooms complete with nappy changing units, a sleep room and a large sensory room equipped with state of the art uv lights, a projector, bubble tube and fibre optic lights, as well as two outdoor garden areas with climbing frames, large bean bags, sand and water play, and a variety of outdoor toys. We also have a comfortable parents room which can be used for breastfeeding.

Our baby rooms, Caterpillars 1 and 2, cater for children aged 0 to 16 months, offer a variety of  stimulating sensory and age appropriate experiences, including sand and water experiences, crafts and painting, and Caterpillars 1 has an adjoining sleep room.

The Butterflies room is for children aged 17 months to 23 months, and the Busy Bees room is for children aged 24 to 27 months. Both these rooms offer sand and water play, crafts and painting, sensory experiences, a story corner, a home corner, construction and small world experiences and have direct garden access.

City Nursery for children aged 2 years to 5 years

At City Nursery we have three playrooms, catering for children aged 2 to 3 years, 3 to 4 years and 4 years up to school age, as well as a sensory room, soft play room, dining room, and a large outdoor garden area. The garden area has a large climbing frame with slide, a mud kitchen, sand pit and water tray, planting and growing area, a quiet area, as well a lots of space for physical play, and is equipped with a number of trikes, scooters, and ride-in cars. We also have an outdoor classroom complete with lighting and heating. Additionally, we have access to a small woodland area at the rear of the nursery where we have set up an forest classroom. Children visit here to engage with learning in the outdoors and enjoy inspirational, stimulating, hands on outdoor learning experiences.

The two rooms for the older children form our Preschool department where we follow the Curriculum for Excellence. Experiences and outcomes are planned with children’s interests and learning needs in mind, children are able to explore a variety of contexts and experiences through play supported by our dedicated staff team in a safe environment. Our preschool rooms are set up to reflect the curricular areas including Literacy and Numeracy areas where children are supported to develop skills such as pencil control, letter recognition and counting skills using a variety of different resources.