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. 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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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 - 18:00

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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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