Elsie Inglis Early Learning and Childcare

Elsie Inglis Early Learning and Childcare1 Waverley Park, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, EH8 8EW
An Inspiring Setting to Help Your Child Flourish

Your little one will thrive in our bright and spacious nursery in Abbeyhill. From the age of 3 months to 5 years, children are provided with the best early years education and care to help them reach their developmental milestones in a warm and nurturing environment.

Exciting Rooms to Explore

Each of our rooms provides enriching activities and resources to aid your child's development and fuel their imagination and curiosity.

The rooms are vibrant, colourful and filled with everything children need to make their days fun, exciting, and full of learning. From arts and crafts and role-playing, to reading nooks and cosy play corners, your child will be encouraged to follow their own interests and passions as they spend their days making discoveries and friends.

We also have a separate sleep room where your little one can catch up on a well-deserved nap.

Our sensory room is always a highlight of the children's days. With lots of play resources to spark their imagination, it's a unique place to explore light, sound, and touch, aiding development and key skills.

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

Enriching Learning Programmes

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through enriching learning experiences thanks to our Growing Enhancements. This unique programme introduces your child to essential key skills in subjects including maths, reading, writing, science, art, IT, sports, and more.

Our onsite chef runs baking classes with the children, where they learn how to follow instructions and directions, and use counting, measuring, problem-solving, and creativity to whip up tasty treats.

Learning and Playing Outdoors

Your little one will love spending time in our large, landscaped garden, which is fully equipped with age-appropriate areas, resources, and activities. We spend lots of time in the garden, taking our lessons outdoors to expand little minds and make new discoveries.

Make Memories Together

We have a monthly breakfast club for parents and children, so you can enjoy having breakfast together at the nursery with your child and their friends. This is a wonderful opportunity to make lasting memories and meet other parents in the setting.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to snacks, formula, wipes, and sun cream.
  • Onsite buggy park.
  • Our nursery in Abbeyhill is located close to Waverly station. There are excellent links to the city centre and Edinburgh Bypass.
  • Funded-only places are available

Your Personal Tour

Our team can't wait to welcome you and your little one to our Abbeyhill nursery. Book a personal tour today and come and see everything we have to offer.

Karen Elsie Inglis Manager
Nursery Manager
1 Waverley Park, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, EH8 8EW
  • 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.
  • Karen Elsie Inglis ManagerKarenNursery Manager
  • Bright Horizons Elsie Inglis nursery managerEmmaDeputy Manager
  • Eliza Third in ChargeElizaThird in Charge


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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