Lunch is served between 11.30am and 12noon.

Funded sessions – Scallywags Children’s Nursery is in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and provides funded spaces for all children aged 3 and over. For more information regarding a funded space, please call and speak to a member of management.

Free Car Parking – There are three private parking space located in the car park at the rear of the nursery. These are used solely for our families to drop off or pick up their children. There is also ample on street parking around the nursery.

Staff Training – All of the staff at Scallywags either have or are working towards professional qualifications including PDA, HNC or SVQ3 in Childcare and Development. We have opportunities for modern apprentices to work through their qualification while gaining essential childcare experience. All of our staff are trained in First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling as well as Building the Ambition, Setting the Table and Getting It Right for Every Child.

Meals – Our on-site cook prepares a nutritious and healthy hot lunch every day for your child. Alternative meals are provided for those with allergies or specific dietary requirements. Our menu is on a four week rotation and can be viewed on our Parent’s Noticeboard. We also provide a mini continental breakfast with fruit, juice, milk, cereals and muffins, bagels or toast. Afternoon snack is made by our staff and is served between 3pm and 4pm each day.

Keeping Parents Informed – Each day when collecting your child you will receive a verbal handover of your child’s nursery day including information on nappies, meals, sleep time and activities. Our termly newsletter keeps you informed of nursery events and plans and our parent’s evenings allow you the opportunity to have a one-to-one discussion with your child’s keyworker about their progress and development. All the children at Scallywags have their own personal learning journal which allows parents to keep up to date with their child’s learning and development on a regular basis at a time to suit them. You can also keep up-to-date with nursery life by liking and viewing our Facebook page. Here you will find weekly updates on life at Scallywags, including event posts and pictures of your child exploring different areas or participating in a variety of activities.

Safety Provisions – Everyone who visits Scallywags enters through our buzzer entry system and is greeted at the main entrance by a member of the management team. All children who are registered with us provide a password which is used when collecting your child from nursery. This allows us to be sure of everyone entering the nursery. In addition, all of our outdoor areas have been fitted with safety surfaces or astro turf.

Sibling Discount – We offer a sibling discount of 10% off the oldest sibling’s fees if both children attend nursery full time.


What People Say

My little boy is thriving being in Scallywags and really couldn’t ask for better standards of care from the nursery staff.

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