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Bruntsfield 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

An Exciting and Enriching Nursery in Bruntsfield

Welcome to Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare, where our qualified and friendly staff provide the best education and care for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Recently Renovated to Support Your Child

Based in a lovely converted residential house, our nursery in Bruntsfield underwent a total refurbishment in 2019. Children love to play and learn in our bright and inspiring rooms, with a wide variety of toys and activities that are specifically chosen for each child's age and development.

Inspiring Rooms for Every Age

From cosy, calming areas and low-level activities in the baby room, to exciting role play and reading areas in the preschool room, there is plenty to keep your child active and learning, all while having heaps of fun.

Along with planned activities to encourage your little learner to explore their curiosities, we also have free play sessions throughout the day, so your child can spend time with their friends while making their own discoveries in the classrooms and garden.

You can stay updated with your child's day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

New Specialty Rooms

During our renovations, we created additional speciality rooms to give your child an even more enriched nursery experience.

This includes our cosy and soothing sleeping room, where your little one can enjoy quiet, restful naps, and our large sensory playroom, which provides a range of activities for all ages to explore.

Fresh Air in the Great Outdoors

Your child will benefit from lots of fun in the fresh air. We have a courtyard garden with lots of exciting resources and activities, and we also enjoy trips to the local park.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • ●Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared daily by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to nappies, wipes, and sun cream.
  • ●Our nursery in Bruntsfield is located in the town centre close to Haymarket station and is ideally situated for parents living in the local area, commuting to Edinburgh, or studying at the local university.

Your Personal Tour

We're so excited to meet you and your little one. To visit our nursery yourself and discover everything we have to offer, get in touch today and arrange your own personal tour.

Dámaris Medina Santana Bruntsfield Nursery Manager
Dámaris Santana
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

Dámaris Medina Santana Bruntsfield Nursery Manager

Dámaris Santana

I have been working in the childcare sector for 10 years since gaining my teaching qualification and I have worked in a manager's role for the past 2 years since completing a Master's degree in educational psychology. I also recently completed a forest school leader qualification.

I'm extremely enthusiastic and passionate about the care and development of children, and I believe that a good quality nursery and compassionate staff give children a positive start to their early education, which helps build confidence for a child to make new relationships.

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Miranda Slaven

I have worked in the childcare field for the past 29 years, the last 20 in nursery management. I'm a fully qualified nursery practitioner and I'm currently working towards my SVQ level 4 Social Services and young people management qualification.

I have worked at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield for the past year and a half, supporting children and their families is at the centre of everything I do and I enjoy guiding and developing my staff team in our nursery's journey.

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Janey MacPhail

I have been working in childcare as an early years practitioner for the past 7 years, having gained my SVQ 3 Social Services and Young people.

I have been working at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield for the past year and a half as the baby toddler room leader and have recently become the nurseries third In charge. I enjoy working together with my team to support our children and families by creating an inclusive and nurturing environment.

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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