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Annandale Early Learning and Childcare

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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A welcoming nursery in the heart of Edinburgh

Welcome to Annandale Early Learning and Childcare, where our experienced and long-standing staff support children's development and early education from 3 months to 5 years. Our happy and nurturing setting is the ideal place to watch your little one flourish.

Ideal for All Age Groups

As well as each age group enjoying their own room with specialised activities and resources to support their learning milestones, we also have a calming sensory room. This room is an ideal place for relaxed learning and is available for all age groups.

Your baby will be comforted as they settle down to sleep in our separate, cosy sleep room, giving you peace of mind knowing their routine won't be disrupted.

Learning Opportunities for Every Child

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through enriching learning experiences. Whether they are discovering how the world works with our Growing Scientists activities, or practicing their maths, rhythm and rhyme in our Boogie Mites music sessions, there's always an opportunity to learn something new. Activities are child-led, meaning that we'll use your little one's interests and suggestions as the basis for the topics we choose.

Our holistic yet personal approach supports each child's wellbeing, development and progress - whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

You can follow your child's nursery day via the Bright Horizons Family app.

An Enriching and Social Environment

Your child will thrive as their love of learning and creativity is encouraged. We hold regular baking and cooking sessions led by our onsite chef, as well as a monthly breakfast club where you can join your little one for a tasty brekkie.

Outdoor Fun and Learning

Featuring two separate age-specific play areas, our beautiful, landscaped garden is a fun and exciting place to explore and learn. Your child will also enjoy trips to our local allotment, where they can get stuck into planting and gardening, as they learn about how fruit and vegetables grow. We also have a designated space in a local community garden, giving your child an additional outdoor space to explore and have fun.

Taking Care of the Essentials

To make busy mornings a little easier, our nursery in Edinburgh includes essentials such as meals and snacks (all prepared fresh by our onsite chef), wipes, nappies, and sun cream.

Convenient and Central Location

Our nursery is located just minutes from Edinburgh city centre, Princes Street Garden and Edinburgh Waverly station, making it ideal for local and commuting parents. We also have a buggy park and car park, so drop-offs and pickups are as easy as possible.

Your Personal Tour

We would love to meet you and your little one. To come and see the nursery yourself, book your own personal tour and our caring team will show you everything our nursery has to offer.

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Lynn Greenan
Nursery Manager


Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning

Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

More Information

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

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Lynn Greenan

Lynn has over 30 years childcare experience. She has over 22 years' service with Bright Horizons and during this time has progressed along a career path of Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, Deputy, Manager, Health and Safety Auditor for Scotland, Quality Assurance Manager for Scotland and now Nursery Manager.

Her qualifications include SVQ level 3 and 4 in Childcare & Education, D32 & D33 Assessor Award and currently waiting for her Nebosh (Health and Safety) exam results and she will be undertaking either her BA or PDA in Childcare.

She has two children of her own, one at High School and one at Primary School in East Lothian. Lynn enjoys spending time with her family, walking, shopping and clubbercise.

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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