Bruntsfield | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Edinburgh

Bruntsfield Nursery

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Bruntsfield Nursery and Preschool provides care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef.

Located in the town centre, we are ideally situated for parents living in the local area, or commuting to Edinburgh as well as studying at the local university. We offer a range of extra curricular activities, including music, yoga, French, Food Monsters and Sport Class.

Our highly qualified team have helped us to secure a Very Good in our latest Care Inspectorate.

Karen Bell
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Bruntsfield Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Karen Bell

I have been working in childcare for 32 years and with Bright Horizons since 2009. Prior to this I have been a tutor/assessor and lecturer in childcare and education, hydrotherapy teacher for children with additional support needs and a nursery practitioner. I hold the following qualifications, NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board), DPQS (Diploma in Post Qualifying Studies for Nursery Nurses), FAETC (Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate), D32/33 (Assessor Awards), PDA Level 8 (Professional Development Award in Childhood Practice) and am currently studying for my Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Practice at university. I have a son who is 12 years old who is my inspiration. I enjoy walking, running, DIY and spending time with friends and enjoy good food. 

Sharon Lumsden

I have been working with children since I was 17, at this very nursery where I have achieved my SVQ 2. I went on to complete my HNC full time at Stevenson College and then worked for Midlothian/Edinburgh council. I worked for Tomson’s holidays as a children’s rep for three years in Portugal and Cyprus. 

 I came back to Bright Horizons in 2004 and have been working with the company since. I love spending time with my own 3 young children and when I do get a spare minute to myself I enjoy socialising with friends and going to the cinema.

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 10 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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