Annandale Early Learning and Childcare

Annandale Early Learning and Childcare37 Annandale Street Lane, Leith, Edinburgh, EH7 4LS
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. Located just minutes off Leith walk and a short walk from train, tram and bus routes, our nursery is 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.

Each age group enjoys their own room with specialised activities and resources to support their learning and development. We are a very multi-cultural nursery, embracing and celebrating the many cultures and languages that children have in our nursery. From babies, Makaton signs are introduced to children alongside verbal communication to support in self-expression and communication from an early age.

Throughout our age-focused rooms, we provide the best start to schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Birth to Three Scotland and our national curriculum The Curriculum for Excellence, designed by our own Early Years specialists. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's wellbeing, development, and progress, whether that involves transitioning between rooms or preparing for school.

We love to ensure that every child thrives as their love of learning and creativity is encouraged. While your child is busy exploring and having fun, we can keep you updated via our Family app. Available for all Bright Horizons parents, this will keep you connected with your child's day-to-day experiences and up to date as they develop during their time with us.

Our garden has a range of resources to suit all ages where it provides a fun and exciting place to explore and learn, with our babies having their own dedicated outdoor space. Our rooms all have doors leading directly to the garden, giving children the opportunity to explore indoors and out. Being in the heart of the community of Leith, children experience the opportunity to explore their local environment.

Visit our nursery in person by scheduling a personalised tour.

Katie Manager
Nursery Manager
37 Annandale Street Lane, Leith, Edinburgh, EH7 4LS
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:00PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
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Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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Bright Horizons Family App
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