At Newington Nursery we are committed to providing:

  • An environment where all children feel safe, nurtured and included.
  • A stimulating national curriculum; Providing breadth and variety of learning through play.
  • Support and challenge, to help each child achieve their full potential and become confident and successful learners.
  • A shared community where parents feel welcomed and involved.
  • A committed team of friendly, experienced and qualified Early Years Practitioners.




The nursery is managed by a teacher, qualified Early Years Practitioners and a parent board; volunteers also support the team. Having worked together for many years our staff pride themselves in creating a nurturing environment with consistency and continuity of care as well as being able to cater for the individual needs of each child.

Following the Curriculum for Excellence, the team help children develop the skills, independence and confidence to prepare them for starting school. The teams shared understanding of pedagogy supports and challenges the children’s creativity and problem solving. As a small group of 24 children, our generous adult to child ratio (1:6)  further supports our high level of individual attention to support sustained shared thinking. Over the years, strong links have been established with local primary schools.

Rated “Very Good” by the Care Inspectorate June 2017 (Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Environment.)




The nursery encourages parents to be actively involved in the nursery and their child’s first independent experiences.  We operate a non-compulsory, volunteer parent rota where parents can share a skill or support staff members.  Parents are asked to complete a PVG before volunteering in the nursery.  Parents find this a rewarding experience, seeing their children grow and develop, making life long friends in the community. Free at point of access, Parents are encouraged to help fundraise and support the nursery in applying for grants. The nursery is run by a Parent Board.


Part-time and funded places are available for children aged 3-5 years.  

The nursery is a Partner Provider with Edinburgh City Council (since January 2000).

We offer daily sessions during term time, 

1140hrs funding: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.15am-2.30pm

(including daily breakfast and morning snack; families provide a packed lunch)


Need to know more? Call, send an email, or come along to speak to us.

Email: info@newingtonnursery.co.uk

Phone: 07719 931592

Newington Nursery, 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Registered Scottish Charity No SC006565


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