Cranley Nursery

Cranley Craiglockhart nursery is situated in a spacious Victorian house, conveniently located along one of Edinburgh’s main bus routes.

Great facilities

Managed by Carron Theriou and her team, the nursery is open to children from birth to pre-school, and has a safe, secure garden with separate areas for different age groups.

Baby unit

An intimate baby room, offering personal care for up to six babies

Large playrooms

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

Pre-school room

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

New technologies

All children have access to iPad learning

Safe, secure garden

With separate areas for different age groups

Nursery allotment and orchard

Providing an additional outdoor classroom

Regular daytrips

In the nursery mini bus

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 Craiglockhart

Our Location

Situated on Craiglockhart Avenue conveniently located along one of Edinburgh’s main bus routes.


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

Karen Murray 09 July 2014 Permalink

Class of 2014

The children from Cranley Buckstone, Craiglockhart and Colinton joined together for their graduation ceremony. It was an emotional day for both parents and staff celebrating all the children’s achievements throughout their time at Cranley.

The children from Cranley Buckstone, Craiglockhart and Colinton joined together for their graduation ceremony. It was an emotional day for both parents and staff celebrating all the children’s achievements throughout their time at Cranley.

The nursery graduation ceremony was held on Saturday 28th June at Craiglockhart Church. Over 150 parents, grand-parents friends and family attended the event. Each of the nurseries took part in singing, poems and demonstrations of extra-curricular activities.

All the children were amazing, showing confidence and more importantly enjoying being on stage. We wish all our class of 2014 happiness and success on the next step of their educational journey!

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Cranley Team to run in Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Charity

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend

A team of 12 staff from all 3 nurseries will run the 5k as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend. The event takes place on Saturday 24th May in Holyrood Park. Parents are being asked for to sponsor staff with all proceeds being split between 2 charities, one at home and one away.

In addition Karen Murray Group Director will be taking part in the half marathon and is also running in aid of Homelink Family Support. Claire McDonald who works at Craiglockhart will be taking part in the Marathon, also for charity. A busy weekend for all.

Our local Charity is Homelink Family Support. This charity provides a variety of services to families with young children who are under stress or experiencing difficulties. The core element of the service is a high quality befriending service which provides support for the whole family and is based in the family’s home. Volunteer Befrienders are carefully recruited and trained and are then matched with a family to provide focused support to meet the needs of the family. If you would like to read more about them please go to Homelink.

Our charity abroad is Isaiah´s Home of Love in Zimbawe, looking after orphaned children. Cranley Nursery is presently helping to support Brandon a 3 year old boy who was abandoned by his mother. Previously we helped to support Anesu who was later reunited with his mother.

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Colinton Follows Craiglockhart’s Lead with Top Marks

One month after the Craiglockhart inspection, Care Inspectorate also visited Colinton in August to carry out the annual unannounced inspection.

Again, the inspection is rigorous, which included the inspector talking to parents, children and staff. The inspector spent the day in the nursery setting gathering evidence. Noted below are the areas inspected and the grades given. This is the second time that one of our nurseries has been awarded four straight 6’s.

Quality of Care and Support 6 Excellent

Quality of Environment 6 Excellent

Quality of Staffing 6 Excellent

Quality of Management and Leadership 6 Excellent

We are delighted with the grades and feel it reflects the hard work and dedication of all the team at Colinton and also confirms continuity of care across the group. Again, thank all of you parents for your continued support in the day to day running of the nursery as this plays a major part in how the nursery runs.

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Carron Teriou

Carron Teriou
Manager, Cranley Craiglockhart

38 Craiglockhart Avenue Edinburgh, EH14 1LT

0131 444 0880

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