Latest Nursery News November/December 2020

City and Little City Nursery is open for business! Some full time and part time places are still available. Did you know we also offer term time and shift pattern contracts and we are open from 7.30 am until 6pm? To book a tour or secure a place for your child, please call our friendly manager Ula on 0131 446 0088 or email us at manager@city-nursery.co.uk. Don't delay, places are filling up fast!

As you may be aware City Nursery has remained open throughout the COVID19 pandemic, initially doing vital work as a hub for the children of key workers, and from August opening again fully for the return of all children. In the months since then, our focus has been on children's health and wellbeing, and making sure they are are happy and comfortable. We have been supporting children through games, stories, outdoors play in the garden, forest school experiences and walks to the woods. Check out some of the experiences children have been enjoying below.



Christmas is coming.....

We are happy to advise that despite the ongoing pandemic, Christmas is going ahead at City & Little City with just a few tweaks to our normal festivities:

  • we are celebrating Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December when all the children are invited to wear any special Christmas jumper or outfit to nursery;
  • each of the playrooms will have a special week of Christmas activities beginning Monday 14th December;
  • Christmas lunch will go ahead as normal, date to be confirmed;
  • Early Learners will be doing a video performance of 'Stick man' which will be made available to parents, subject to permissions;
  • last but not least there will be a virtual visit from Santa Claus! Date to be confirmed.

Current vacancies

City and Little City Nursery are currently recruiting for a Nursery practitioner and Bank staff members. For more details about a career with us or to find out how to apply, click here.

Health and Safety Update

New operational safety guidelines are in place and working well. Health, safety and well being have always been important for the care of our children but have assumed even more importance during the pandemic. We want to reassure you that we are taking every step to ensure that your children remain safe, well and appropriately supported whilst enjoying nurturing and stimulating play and learning experiences.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do let us know.


About Us

'Children throughout the nursery experienced gentle nurturing care...children were settled and comfortable with staff who showed warmth and kindness consistently...the nursery children had access to fun and interesting learning opportunities...staff involved themselves in children's play, laughing and having fun with them'

                                                                                                                                                                                Care Inspectorate,  8 August 2019

Housed in two spacious, airy, modern buildings with generous gardens, and situated in leafy Greenbank, a quiet residential area near Morningside in South Edinburgh, City and Little City Nursery can accommodate up to 143 children aged 0 to 5 years. Our lovely nursery strives to provide the very best quality childcare and preschool education for all our children. Notwithstanding our size,  you can still expect a warm personal welcome for your child and an individualised nurturing approach tailored to your child's needs. Our aim is to ensure all our children feel valued, safe and cared for to the highest standards.

We serve the areas of Morningside, Fairmilehead, Oxgangs, Buckstone, Craiglockhart, Blackford, Braids, Bruntsfield, Grange, Firhill and Slateford as well as the wider Edinburgh area, and some of our children also come from further afield in the Lothians. We are open from 7.30 am until 6pm for your convenience, and we are also able to offer some very flexible childcare contracts including full-time, part-time, shift pattern and term time only. Please feel free to ask about our discounts for full-time children, for siblings, and our very generous discount for parents and carers who are emergency services personnel. We also work in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council to provide 1140 hours funded places for children aged 3 years and over.

If you are looking for a quality early years nursery placement for your child, why not contact our experienced manager Ula-Lach Mikrut on 0131 446 0088 to arrange to pop in for a tour of the nursery, or to have a chat about what we have to offer? We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

City and Little City Nursery is part of  Links Nurseries Ltd, a company which runs a respected and well established group of four nurseries in Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Aberdeenshire and Duns. Links was set up by the late Iain Finnie, and his partner Mairi McCrae. You can find out more information about our sister nurseries at www.linksnursery.co.uk, www.linksnurserybalmedie.co.uk and www.linksnurseryduns.co.uk .