The Cranley Approach

A free flow set up

Each of our nurseries has been designed so that children can play, explore and learn with greater independence and fluidity. Free flow gives them the opportunity to develop at their own pace and develop essential decision-making skills.

Growing through play

At Cranley, fun and learning go hand in hand. We encourage curiosity and creativity, challenging their minds and feeding their imaginations on an exciting journey to school.

Our family culture

Cranley is family run and family focused. We always keep parents in the loop and involved in nursery life. You know your child best, that’s why we value parent input to provide the best environment for their growth.

Continuous learning

Development starts at birth and we continue to nurture it at Cranley. And we’re not just talking about the children. We strongly believe in investing in continuous staff training. That way, you can relax knowing our team bring the latest skills and are providing an excellent level of care.

Food menus

All children are provided with a hot meal for their lunch each day from an external provider. We offer a wide variety of meals, so these are subject to change. However, please see a sample of our snack options below.

Meet the team

Cranley is home to a great bunch of highly skilled and qualified childcare experts. Here are a few of the friendly faces we’re very lucky to have at each of our nurseries.

Shelley Livingstone

Cranley Nurseries Area Manager, who has managed all the nurseries previously

Lorna Smith

Management Support

Carron Teriou

Office Manager

Hannah Lyster

Cranley Lanark Road Manager

Jennifer McCartney

Cranley Lanark Road Manager

Sophie Weir

Cranley Buckstone Manager

Amy Gavin

Cranley Buckstone Deputy Manager

Understanding our

Fees & Funding

To ensure continuity of care, children are required to attend a minimum of four sessions per week.


Nursery fees

Fees are due, and payable, one full month in advance. Our fees are based on a 51-week year, allowing for closure between Christmas and New Year. If your child is unable to attend a scheduled session for any reason, fees are still payable.

Pre-school funding

Parents of children between three and five years will be eligible for Early Years funding that subsidises their childcare fees.

Fee Payments

We accept online payments including Standing Orders, Tax Free Childcare payments and we also continue to accept childcare vouchers for those parents that are still registered.

Join the

Cranley team

If you’ve got a BIG personality and a caring nature, you could be a perfect fit for the Cranley team. Interested? Take a look at our current job openings.