Cramond | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Edinburgh

Cramond Nursery

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 18:30, 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. We offer large, bright rooms and vast outdoor areas for children to explore, as well as regular trips to the local community including the park or museum. We deliver Food Monster health eating classes, carried out by trained staff. Our highly qualified team helped us to obtain a Very Good rating by the Care Inspectorate.

Pauline Cant
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 Cramond Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

We offer a wide range of booking patterns to cover 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

Pauline Cant

I started working at Cramond Nursery in March 2015. I have worked in childcare since leaving school and qualified with an NNEB qualification in 1997. I worked as a nanny for many years and was lucky enough to live with families in Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand. I returned to nursery education in 2006 when I started with a Scottish nursery chain. I was promoted within the company from a Room Senior to Third-in-Charge, Deputy and then Manager. I gained my BA in Childhood Practice in 2013 whilst working full time and studying at the weekends.

I enjoy watching the staff and parents develop strong partnerships to encourage our children to become healthy, confident, independent individuals. 

On leaving school in 1996 I started a part time college course studying an SVQ 2 in childcare and education. My work placement was at the Birrell Collection Nursery at Bruntsfield. I continued to work here after I finished my qualification and went on to complete my level 3. In 2003, The Birrell Collection opened Cramond Nursery. I moved here as Deputy Manager and helped to develop and build up the nursery. In 2005, the nursery was acquired by Bright Horizons Family Solutions and I have continued to work here since then. My most recent qualification was a level 4 in Childcare in Education.

I have enjoyed watching the nursery grow over the years, embracing the changes in the child care field and implementing them positively throughout the nursery. I have also loved to see the children develop and progress, and to see families return with their second and even third child!!

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

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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