Let’s Welcome Claire

I have been teaching in primary school in Fife for the last 5 years and have worked with all stages throughout the school.

I have a real passion for Early Years and I am looking forward to embracing my new role as the nursery teacher in the Preschool room.

I am passionate about developing children through play and equipping them to become independent leaders of learning.

I truly believe that learning should be fun and relevant to the children and strive to meet the needs of all.

Say Hello To Jenny

Hi my name is Jenny Metzaki.

I am an environmental scientist, I came to Edinburgh 13 years ago to do my master degree in climate change.

During my first pregnancy I became really interested in understanding the different educational of Montessori education with our daughter.

I am now interested in a career change and am studying towards a qualification in HNC childhood practice level 7.

Meet Jessica

Hello, my name is Jessica.

I recently graduated with a Masters in Childhood Studies and decided I wanted to gain some more hands on experience in Early Years Care and Education.

I grew up in Brussels with a Greek father and Irish mother.  This is why I love the diversity in the nursery as it is something I am so accustomed to.

I look forward to getting to know the children and learn all there is about this wonderful learning environment.

IMPORTANT Closure Update – 2nd March 2018

We have consulted with Police Scotland and on their advice, have taken the decision to keep all of our nurseries CLOSED again on Friday 2nd March as there is still an Amber Warning in place.

For further closure information, updates will be available on Facebook, Our App and the Website.

Housing Payment Information

A Discretionary Housing Payment fund is administered for those households that are on Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Costs and may not be receiving the full amount of their rent, are affected by under occupancy (sometimes known in the press as the ‘bedroom tax’) or require a deposit and/or rent in advance for a new tenancy or assistance with removal costs.

Edinburgh Council are keen to maximise this fund and support as many low income households as possible.

Please see the below link or on ‘read more’ (app users) for more information.

Discretionary Housing Payments Factsheet

Relax!

Melville street preschool are really enjoying their yoga/mindfulness sessions.

We have been doing a mixture of stretching, relaxation and imaginative games.

The children are really responding to these sessions and are using phrases such as ‘I feel thoughtful’ ‘I feel peaceful’ and ‘I feel calm’ after taking part.