Nursery Admissions Autumn 2020

Working with COVID-19

Nursery Guided Tour

Lisa Nettleton, Head of Nursery, takes us on a guided tour of the Nursery at St George's answering the questions we are often asked when families contact us about a place in our Nursery. (Play video clip).

COVID-19 Arrangements

Nursery pupils returned back safely, on a full-time basis, from the start of the autumn 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.

Nursery places are available for January 2021 entry and beyond for children from the start of the term of their third birthday. The part-funding of nursery fees by Edinburgh City Council is available for this year.

If you would like to find out more about our Nursery, please contact Admissions T: 0131 311 8008, E admissions@stge.org.uk for further information.

You can also click on the following links to find out more about the Nursery and our Nursery Fees.