We are conveniently located in the West End of Edinburgh, catering for children from birth to 5 years with each age group being catered for in specially designed rooms.
As well as our Baby, Tweenie, Toddler and Pre-school rooms we have a beautifully designed multi-purpose sensory room where children can enjoy dance, music, drama and soft play.
We have an enthusiastic team of early childhood practitioners who observe, plan, monitor, evaluate to provide a quality programme of learning supporting social, emotional, physical and intellectual development for children of each age group.
This is a loving and nurturing environment. In our baby room we create opportunities for all of the babies to learn through play. We encourage development through a range of activities including sensory play, story time, music sessions and baby yoga. We also have outdoor time including walks and day trips to the zoo and beach.
Baby Room Staff
In the Tweenie room we offer a variety of activities to stimulate and encourage the children's learning through play. We love going out on trips with the children to explore and exercise. Our room is very child led and our topics and outings reflect this as they are chosen through the children's current interests.
Tweenie Room Staff
In the Toddler room we choose monthly topics based on the observations and interests of the children. These topics include activities such as arts & crafts, day trips, role play and messy play. A lot of our time is spent promoting the toddlers social skills and supporting their learning. This is done through songs & rhymes, reading stories, dance, outdoor play and listening to the children's own ideas and thoughts during circle time.
Toddlers Room Staff
The Pre School is for our children aged 3 - 5 years. This is where we begin the curriculum for Excellence, learning all sorts of exciting things in preparation for transition to school. We are a very active class, taking part in drama, dance, yoga and swimming on a regular basis, as well as daily outdoor activities. We recognise the importance of learning through real life experiences and children are actively involved in planing the learning process.
Recent feedback from our parents
22nd July 2019
'Yoga, tutti footy, swimming, teddy bear picnics in Moray Gardens, trips to North Berwick, nativities and summer shows, Forest Schools and Coastal classroom - we could not have asked for more!'
9th August 2018
‘…the warmth, affection and compassion provided has been beyond what I ever imagined possible from a nursery.’
9th August 2018
‘Six and a half years ago you welcomed our family into Doune Terrace and it was one of the best things to happen to us.’
9th August 2018
‘Thank you so, so much for being so wonderful over the past 4 years’
18th September 2017
'...a huge thank you from myself and Andrew for the support, care, respect and joy you've given Madeleine as a team over the last 4 years. She has been so happy at Melville Street which gave us great comfort as we headed off to work each day.'
24th August 2016
'Thank you so much to all of you for making the challenges of leaving our kids so much easier."