St George's Nursery School

Nursery school education in Edinburgh at St George’s School

Our Edinburgh based private nursery is set in open parkland in the West End of Scotland's capital city.

In a secure and caring pre-school environment children learn through play developing the skills, independence, and confidence to prepare for starting school. 

All our nursery staff are experienced specialist Early Years Practitioners and have talents in many different areas including environmental education, Montessori techniques, and graphic design. 

Our Outdoor Learning programme is a core part of the curriculum at St George’s and a key aspect of the school’s objectives in nurturing the whole child. Nursery children benefit from many hours of outdoor learning through play in some of the best outdoor adventure play areas in Edinburgh. 

Pre-school early days - from 2 - 5 years

We take girls and boys in our pre-school nursery from 2 – 5 years. Boys are welcome until the start of our pre-school year at the age of 4 - 5 years. Please note that from August 2019 the entry point to our nursery will be age 3 rather than 2 as it currently is.

We offer pre and after school care and a holiday club. View our wrap-around care

Nursery Award Winner 2018

Winner of  a TOP 20 Recommended Nursery Award (Scotland) for its nursery in the Daynurseries 2018 Awards. Daynurseries is the leading UK nursery online directory and review website and their annual awards highlight the most recommended nurseries on their website in each region of the UK.   Read full press article.

Read over 50 nursery reviews from our parents.

 "We chose St G's as we love the size of the school and feeling that you get whenever you approach the school. It is so much more than just a place of learning. There is a real tangible sense of community and belonging.

The nursery learning approach is very much child lead and play based. There is a Montessori feel but with a mix of elements which is a credit to the staff and a reflection of their experience. Classes like baking, ballet, gym days, regular performances, gardening are all about encouraging and developing fine motor skills. The size and use of the school grounds is superb as they base a lot of the learning on playing outdoors which we love hearing about from our daughter and following in her online learning journals.

Ultimately, no matter where your child goes on to primary school, the time they will have spent at St G's nursery will give them a lot of happy memories and leave them well rounded and ready to start both P1 and the rest of their life". Parent

Why not arrange a visit to experience our happy nursery? Call 0131 311 8008 or email

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Nursery Leaflet 2018