Cranley Nursery

Our Colinton nursery is located on Katesmill Road, at the bottom of Paties Road, adjacent to Merchiston Castle School.

A superb range of facilities

Cranley Nursery Colinton is open to children between the ages of two and five years, and offers a superb range of daycare facilities within a safe, stimulating environment. We even have a nursery allotment and orchard right next door that children can use on a daily basis.

Large, open-plan playroom

Light and spacious with plenty of space for activities

All-weather veranda

Kids can enjoy outdoor play come rain or shine

Nursery allotment and orchard

Providing an additional outdoor classroom

Adventure playground

Ideal for pre-schoolers who love to investigate and explore

Messy area

Where little hands can paint, glue and stick to their heart’s content

Secure playing field

With space to run around and a paved area for tricycles

Regular daytrips

In the nursery mini bus

Green Flag Award

Eco-School status for sustainable development education

Ample parking

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

Cranley Nursery Colinton

Our location

Katesmill Road, at the bottom of Paties Road, adjacent to Merchiston Castle School.


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 three 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

Cranley Nursery 08 July 2012 Permalink

Eco Schools - Green Flag Update

Staff and Managers from the 3 nurseries held an Eco meeting on Wednesday 29th February to finalise our applications for the Eco School Green Flags. The applications have now been submitted and we are waiting to be given dates for the inspectors to visit.

Each nursery has their own Eco code, which the children have been learning and discussing topics such as recycling and litter control. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the codes.

Buckstones Eco Code
E-Eco Schools
A-Always picking up litter
R-Recycling our waste and
T-Turning off taps to
H-Help our planet

Colintons Eco Code
C –Compost helps our plants to grow.
R – Recycle and Reuse
A –Always turn of the lights
N –Never waste water
L – Look after the garden
E – Everyone should pick up litter
Y – You could walk to nursery

Craiglockharts Eco Code
R – remember to pick up litter
E – everybody should
C – cycle and walk to nursery
Y – you’ll put our planet in a better mood
C – collect waste for our compost bin
L – let’s make our garden glow
E – eating our fruit and vegetables will also make us grow

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Cranley Nursery 17 May 2012 Permalink

NDNA Scottish Runner-up Award for Cranley Colinton

There were 5500 entries for the NDNA Nursery of the Year 2012. The final judging day was on 10 May where the judges decided on each of the regional/national winners and the overall UK winner. The judges base their decision on the reports from the nursery visit and the parent’s votes.

NDNA informed us it was a difficult decision for the judges but on this occasion they awarded Cranley Colinton runner-up. However it is still a fantastic achievement to get short-listed from the 5500 entries received. The feedback from parents was incredible and reflects the hard work of all Lorna and all her staff team at Colinton.

Thank you to all the parents from our 3 nurseries for taking the time to complete forms, these are not only used for the competition entry but also to feedback to all our excellent staff.

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Cranley Nursery 25 November 2011 Permalink

Donation to Sick Kids Hospital

Cranley Nursery recently made a winning bid at a recent Sick Kid’s Hospital Charity event for the opportunity to switch on the Christmas lights at Jenners Department Store.

Anna Maclean decided that the best use of the prize was to donate it back to the hospital to let their chosen child switch on the lights. Cranley are really pleased to do anything we can for such a worthwhile cause and hope to be doing more with the hospital in the future.

You can read the full story here

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Kelly Burns

Kelly Burns
Manager, Cranley Colinton

Paties Road Pavilion Katesmill Road Edinburgh, EH14 1JF

0131 441 3804

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