Welcome to Colinton Nursery


A warm welcome from the Nursery Team.

Principal Teacher of Early Years/ Class Teacher – Miss Mitchell

Early Years Practitioners – Miss Houston

Early Years Assistant – Miss Barron

Pupil Support Assistant – Mrs Crouch


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“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein

Learning Through Play In The Early Years

In our nursery, we focus on children’s learning through play, learning outdoors and laying a solid foundation in pre literacy, writing and numeracy skills. All our nursery staff are experienced teachers and early years practitioners. They have excellent knowledge of ways in which children learn and develop, and a clear understanding of possible next steps in children’s education.

Outdoor learning

Outdoor learning, with its practical hands on approach, is a vital component of nursery education at Colinton. It provides the perfect environment for children to learn naturally about taking risks. Through outdoor play, children learn to explore, investigate, ask questions and problem solve.

Opening Hours

Nursery Hours & Attendance

The nursery class has places for 20 children in the morning and 20 children in the afternoon.

At the present time, these are the class sessions:

Morning session​ Monday – Thursday 8.20am – 12.18pm

Afternoon session​ Monday – Thursday 12.40pm – 3.40pm Friday 8.20am- 12.18pm

If for any reason you are going to be late, please phone the school office 0131 441 1946. Your child will be taken to the school office by the nursery staff and can be collected via the main school entrance.

Learning Journals Online

This year, the nursery will be going through a transitional period regarding the way in which we record and share your child’s learning. We will be starting to use Learning Journals online. Once up and running, you will receive your login details by email.

Once ‘live’,  this will be the link to our login page.


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