Cranley Nursery

Our Buckstone nursery is situated in a substantial property with a large garden at the top of Braid Road in the Buckstone/Fairmilehead area of Edinburgh.

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A great environment

Cranley Nursery Buckstone is open to children from birth to five years, and offers a great environment for learning and play. We even have a ‘secret garden’ that provides the perfect outdoor learning space. The location also offers easy access with free on-street parking, and close proximity to the main bus routes.

Large secure garden

With three large play areas to accommodate the needs of all age groups, including a ‘secret garden’ which acts as an extra outdoor learning classroom

Covered veranda

For senior children to experience further outdoor learning

Dedicated sleep room

To maintain individual sleep patterns established at home

Baby room with secure separate ‘fresh air’ baby garden

Capacity for up to 12 babies, including a gazebo where babies can sleep outdoors

Large playrooms

Allocated according to age groups (one to two years, two to three years, and three to five years)

New technologies

All children have access to iPad learning

Pre-school room

With the latest technology for all children, including computer, library, and a maths and science area

Regular daytrips

In the nursery mini bus

Nursery allotment and orchard

Providing an additional outdoor classroom

Green Flag Award

Eco-School status for sustainable development education

Private parking

Ensures safety and convenience at drop-off and pick-up times

Cranley Nursery Buckstone, 226 Braid Road Edinburgh, EH10 6NZ

Our location

At the top of Braid Road in the Buckstone/Fairmilehead area of Edinburgh.


Our HMI and Care Commission inspection reports illustrate our ongoing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of safety, care and education across all of our nursery campuses.


  • Fees are due, and payable, one full month in advance.
  • Our fees are based on a 51-week year, allowing for the period when the nursery is closed between Christmas and New Year.
  • If your child is unable to attend a scheduled session for any reason, fees are still payable.
  • Please note children are required to attend a minimum of four sessions per week in order to ensure continuity of care.

Pre-school funding

We work in partnership with Edinburgh City Council to provide pre-school teaching in line with the national curriculum. This means parents of children between three and five years will be eligible for grant funding towards fees. Applying for this grant funding could give you up to £2,100 per year towards your childcare.

Childcare vouchers

We welcome all employer childcare vouchers, which could help you save even more money through reduced tax and National Insurance contributions. Ask your employer for details.

For more information on fees, please contact Karen Murray, our Group Director, by email at

Say Hello

Shelley Livingstone

Shelley Livingstone
Manager, Cranley Buckstone

226 Braid Road Edinburgh EH10 6NZ

0131 445 2227

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