In 1996 we decided to set up our own nursery in our family home on Forbes Road in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. In 1997 we opened another nursery on Claremont Park in Leith. Having brought up our own boys we were well aware of the things that made them happy, curious, confident and independent as they grew from babies into adults; a fantastic garden, trips to the countryside, healthy balanced home cooked food, access to cultural events across the city. With this in mind we set about making a nursery experience that was just ‘One step from home’.
We believe in learning through a rich variety of experiences and feel that this can be best achieved by spending as much time as possible out of doors. The children have access to our extensive gardens come rain or shine where they can collect worms and bugs, tend to the vegetable patch and generally get to grips with nature in all its glory. Furthermore we have access to a wooded valley just 25 minutes south of Edinburgh where our children can immerse themselves in an awesome wilderness far away from the traffic and bustle of the city. Our staff are an incredibly passionate and dedicated team who bring a variety of their own individual experiences to making our nursery a safe, creative and stimulating environment in which the children can explore and grow.