Latest Nursery News January 2021

Happy New Year 2021! City Nursery currently remains open to provide care to the children of keyworkers. Some places are still available for children aged 0 to 5 years and we can offer full time, part time, term time and shift pattern contracts. Please ask about our discounts for full time children, siblings, and our very generous discount for  the children of emergency services personnel.

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. Equally if you are seeking childcare for the period after lockdown ends, it is possible to register your child now, so please get in touch.

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 to December 2020 open fully for the return of all children.  Currently, revised lockdown restrictions mean a return to providing care for keyworker children only. Throughout the pandemic 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  wonderful experiences children have been enjoying below.


Current vacancies

City and Little City Nursery are currently recruiting for a Deputy Manager.  If you would like to apply please email an up to date CV and short covering letter stating why you think you are right for the post to manager@city-nursery.co.uk. For more details about a career with us, click here.

Health and Safety Update

COVID 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 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, 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 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 .