St George's Nursery PreSchool

Nursery school education in Edinburgh at St George’s School

Our Autumn term plans for a safe return to nursery, working with Covid-19

We are currently establishing plans for a return in August that will enable us to bring all pupils back safely, on a full time basis, from the start of term. We would not expect our youngest children to adhere to social distancing guidelines so we are working on a framework which will provide that necessary structure within our daily routines.  Our children and staff will move around nursery within small groups, called 'bubbles', so that we may minimise each child's contact with a larger group. We are fortunate to have a generous staff-child ratio which allows us to support this model of operation.   

Using the 'bubbles' will allow children to socialise and play within their peer groups, allowing our staff teams to continue to support and nurture development through a range of high-quality play experiences. We can support children socially and emotionally as they make the transition back to nursery life once more. 

Our children love to play outdoors and we will make use of our extensive school grounds to continue to have our outdoor adventures. We are fortunate to have four large playrooms and two kitchen areas for our indoor play experiences, allowing us to be self-contained from the wider school community for the duration of this time. 

We have given much thought and care to the organisation of our playrooms and resources. Our resources will all be easily sanitised throughout each day to minimise risk for our children, families and staff teams.

Here at St George's Nursery, we offer an exceptional Early Years Education for children from 3 to 5 years of age. Our Edinburgh based private nursery is set in 15-acres of open parkland in the West End of Scotland's capital city. We are conveniently located for families living in Murrayfield, Corstorphine, Edinburgh's West End, Craigleith and beyond. See Nursery location map.

In a caring environment, children learn through play so they can grow and learn with confidence. Our Outdoor Nursery programme is a core part of the curriculum and a key aspect of the school’s objectives in nurturing the whole child. Our grounds have some of the best outdoor nursery adventure play areas in Edinburgh. 

Located in our Junior School, the Nursery is well established and highly respected in Pre-School Education. We have an excellent reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.  We find that by offering personalised and individual attention at the very early stages of a child’s educational journey and at such a formative stage in their lives, serves to maximise potential, building an intangible confidence which is pivotal to future success.

Early Years nursery - from 3 - 5 years with wrap-around care

We take girls and boys. Boys are welcome to join us for their Ante-preschool year (3 - 4 years) until the start of our Pre-school year at the age of 4 - 5 years. See our Nursery Sessions and wrap-around care.

Our Early Years curriculum provides a myriad of high-quality learning experiences.
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Nursery Partnership funding from Edinburgh City Council will remain in place for session 2020/2021

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