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Welcome To Our Nursery at The Heart of Musselburgh

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About Us

Here at Loretto Nursery we offer inspiring Childcare and Early Education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. We also offer Out of School Care including a Holiday Club for children from 5 – 11 years. Based in Musselburgh alongside the lovely river Esk, our nursery is within easy access of both Loretto Junior and Upper Schools, and just minutes away from the town centre by foot. Find our nursery here.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children a wide range of activities and all of our children have access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Thursday7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Friday7.30am to 6.30pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
  • Sessions Available: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day, Full Week, Term Time, Before School, After School & Holiday Club
  • We are open 50 weeks of the year. We close over Christmas & New Year.

In 2018 we were named one of the Top 20 Nurseries in Scotland by DayNurseries.co.uk. This award meant a great deal as it is solely based on parent reviews. To have a read of our parent reviews on Day Nurseries click here.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. Our spaces fill up fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.

To get a real feel for our nursery, we highly recommend coming to see our nursery for yourself! Our nursery manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0131 285 1602 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

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Our Team

I have worked in childcare for 13 years and I am passionate about working with children during this exciting stage of their development, supporting them in their learning. I have managed a setting in Edinburgh for the past 4 years and have worked within that company for 12 years, progressing in post along the way. I have worked with children from each age group and this has allowed me to build a greater working knowledge of children’s development and how best to support children and families at all stages, It is such a privilege to work with children at this important stage in their development.
– Elaine Baird (Nursery Manager)

Loretto Nursery Elaine BairdElaine BairdNursery Manager
Loretto Nursery Amy SimpsonAmy SimpsonDeputy Manager
Loretto Nursery Jenni BlackleyJenni BlackleyAdmin Assistant
Loretto Nursery Robert RiddleRobert RiddleChef

Our Unique Features

  • Local Amenities
  • Free Settling-In Sessions
  • Forest Garden
  • Sibling Discount

Reviews

Lovely back garden, really good location! Right on the river Esk, Newfield is there too, so plenty space for kids to run about.

– Olga, Parent (Google Review)

I would recommend this nursery to everyone! The staff are attentive, kind, caring and positive. So happy and comfortable leaving my daughter in their care, she has come on leaps and bounds since starting. A fantastic amazing, wonderful nursery.

– Laura, Parent (Google Review)