Nursery facilities in Edinburgh
Our facilities are split across two buildings. Little City caters for our youngest children aged 0 to 28 months, whilst City is set up to receive children aged from 2 years until school age.
Little City Nursery for children aged 0 to 27 months
Little City has a number of purpose built playrooms complete with nappy changing units, two sleep rooms 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, loose parts play, 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 room, Caterpillars, caters for children aged 0 to 14 months, and offers a variety of stimulating sensory and age appropriate experiences, including sand and water experiences, loose parts play and crafts and painting. It has its own sleep room across the landing with cots and with CCTV and sound monitor.
The Butterflies room is for children aged 15 months to 19 months, and the Busy Bees room is for children aged 20 to 28 months. Both these rooms offer loose parts play, 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 school age
At City Nursery we have three playrooms, catering for children aged 2 to 3 years, and 3 years up to school age, as well as a sensory room, quiet room known as the cocoon, a dining room, and a large outdoor garden area. The garden area has a large climbing frame with slide, a mud kitchen, loose parts play, gravel pit, water play, and a planting and growing 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 a forest classroom. Children visit here to engage with learning in the outdoors and enjoy inspirational, stimulating, hands on outdoor learning experiences.
Our two largest play rooms are for the older children and form our Early Learners department where we follow the Curriculum for Excellence. Experiences and outcomes are planned with children’s interests and learning needs in mind, and children are able to explore a variety of contexts and experiences through play supported by our dedicated staff team in a safe environment where children are encouraged to learn to manage their own risks. Our Early Learners rooms are set up to reflect the curricular areas including Literacy and Numeracy areas where children are supported to explore concepts such as mark making, letters and sounds, story-telling, counting, measurement, and pattern through play, using a variety of different resources.