Latest Nursery News Autumn 2021

City & Little City Nursery provides care to children aged 0 to 5 years. We can offer full time and part time places, and we also have some limited capacity for term time and shift pattern places. Please ask about our discounts.

We are open from 7.30 am until 6pm. Its still possible to book a tour to view our premises during certain restricted hours, so please call our friendly manager Cara on 0131 446 0088 or email us at  manager@city-nursery.co.uk.

Staff News 

We are delighted to share with you news of some recent staff promotions. Samantha, currently a practitioner in our Early Learners team, has been promoted to the role of Co-Senior in the team and will work alongside the existing Senior Leah to support the staff and work to meet the needs of the children in the room. Congratulations Samantha!

Rhiannon, also currently a practitioner in Early Learners has been promoted to the role of Forest School Senior. Rhiannon is forest school trained and will work across both buildings to ensure all ages can participate in forest school. She will also provide cover for other Seniors. Very well done Rhiannon!

Finally Otillie has gained a promotion to the role of Trainee Room Supervisor in the Caterpillars room and will work with the Room Supervisor to support the staff and cover in her absence. Well done Ottilie!

We are Recruiting!

City & Little City Nursery is recruiting for full time nursery practitioners/assistants and variable hours bank staff. To apply please email your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you are a good candidate for the role to Liz Salvin, our Business Support Manager at liz@city-nursery.co.uk.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

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 during lockdown and thereafter open fully for all children.  Throughout the pandemic our focus has been on children's health and wellbeing, and making sure they are are safe, 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  wonderful experiences children have been enjoying below.


COVID operational safety guidelines are in place and working well. 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 individualized 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, and shift pattern. We also have a limited number of term time only places. Please feel free to ask about our discounts for full-time children and for siblings. 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 Cara Ross 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 .