In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend
Our Elsie Inglis nursery in Abbeyhill offers a warm and welcoming environment, designed to support your child's development from the age of 3 months to 5 years.
Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff support your child's transition from home to nursery, and we pride ourselves on providing a safe, exciting and enjoyable nursery where children can thrive.
Baby and toddler rooms are vibrant and enriching, with a sensory room and play resources to spark the imagination. With our well-equipped, age-appropriate gardens, children can extend their play and learning outside.
Our unique Growing Enhancement programme aimed at preschoolers encourages children's natural curiosity to learn. The focus is on reading, writing and mathematics, alongside vocational subjects such as art and cooking, giving every child the opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence to thrive in school and beyond.
At Elsie Inglis we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. We have a monthly breakfast club for parents to join their child for breakfast and the children enjoy baking classes with our chef, where they learn how to follow instructions and direction, and use counting, measuring, problem-solving, and creativity.
Elsie Inglis Early Learning and Childcare is conveniently located with excellent transport links to the city centre and Edinburgh Bypass, as well being less than 10 minutes from Waverley train station. We are within walking distance of Holyrood Park and we have a convenient buggy park to help make drop-off as easy for you as possible.
Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.
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.
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.
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I have worked with Bright Horizons since 2003 in various roles, starting as a Nursery Nurse and progressing to Manager in 2007. I have worked in nurseries since 1999 after I completed my HNC in Childcare and Education qualification. Since then I have undertaken my PDA in Early Education and Childcare and then gained my BA Childhood Practice in 2011.
I have always wanted to work in childcare - I volunteered at my local nursery class and completed work experience in a nursery while I was still at school. It is a very rewarding job and I feel very privileged to be part of the lives of the young children we care for and educate.
I have worked for Bright Horizons since 2007. I worked at our Cramond nursery in a senior role up until 2015 when I was promoted to Lead Practitioner at Elsie Inglis nursery.
I have worked in nurseries since leaving college in 2003 where I gained my BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. Since moving to Edinburgh, I have completed my PDA in Early Education and Childcare. As well as experience of being a Nursery Practitioner I also worked for a year as a one to one support worker. I am very passionate about my role and pleased to be able to support the children in my care with their everyday and ever expanding learning and development.
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.