Welcome to Colinton Nursery

Session 2021/22

A warm welcome from everyone in the Nursery Team

Mrs K Brown – Early Years Officer (Mon-Fri)

Ms E Falconer – Early Years Practitioner (Mon-Thur) Ms V Pearson (Fri)

Mrs L Carlisle – Early Years Practitioner (Mon/Tue)

Mrs Lisa Smith – Early Years Practitioner (Wed- Fri)

Ms L Whitehead – Early Years Practitioner Apprentice – (Wed-Fri)

Vacancy – Early Years Assistant

Mrs Claire Jackson – Teacher (Project Support until October)

You’ll find all the fun stuff from the Nursery team on Twitter.  Follow @ColintonNursery for everything you need.

You can read our Nursery Improvement Plan parents summary using the link below.

2019 Summary for Parents and Carers

Essential information to Nursery parents can be found on the link below.

Parent Guide to 1140 – January 2020

Exploring the great outdoors ~ Click here

“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.

The nursery have recently had funding from the parent council to invest in outdoor clothing to allow all children to enjoy outdoor learning in all weathers.

Opening Hours

Nursery Hours & Attendance

The Nursery has 16 full time places, 4 part time in the morning and 4 part time in the afternoon. 

At the present time, these are the class sessions:

Full time hours Mon-Thurs 8.30 – 3pm Friday 8.20am- 12.18pm

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. 

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.


Our regular updates can be found here

You can find us on twitter here