Welcome to Scallywags Children's Nursery

Welcome to Scallywags Children’s Nursery. Scallywags was established in 2002 by Rhona Farren, a former paediatric nurse and qualified childcare practitioner. Since then Scallywags has been operating successfully in Longstone, Edinburgh. However, in 2015, Rhona’s husband Robert joined the team as joint Company Director. Robert has many years’ experience as construction site manager so welcomed the challenge of renovating the Ex-servicemen’s Club in Loanhead. We were delighted to open the premises in May 2016 after converting the building into a modern 50 place nursery. It was an extremely busy time for the couple who also welcomed their third child into the family, just prior to opening Scallywags Loanhead.

With over 13 years’ experience caring for children under 5 Scallywags has built up a well-respected and trusted reputation within the local community for providing outstanding care and education. At Scallywags we are firm believers that children “Learn through play” and therefore offer a vast array of activities for children of all ages.

We also follow the Pre-birth to Three Framework, supporting the planning and delivery of learning opportunities for our youngest learners. Staff follow the Curriculum for Excellence for our children aged 3 years and over, whereby the 8 curricular areas are incorporated in to the children’s learning through various fun activities. At Scallywags Children’s Nursery we understand that choosing the right childcare for your little one can be an emotional and daunting experience. We take every opportunity to provide a warm, friendly and welcoming environment to ensure the needs of your child are always our top priority.

As parents Rhona and Robert fully understand how difficult and stressful it can be trying to juggle family and professional life, and therefore the nursery provides breakfast, a nutritious hot lunch freshly cooked on site and a healthy mid afternoon snack in consultation with the Setting the Table guidelines. All nappies and wipes are also provided. For more information on your local Scallywags Children’s Nursery, please click on the link above.