Here at Corner House Nursery South Gillsland we provide childcare and early education for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. 

Our nursery is housed in a beautiful villa in a residential area of Merchiston, Edinburgh.  We have convenient access to public transport into the centre of town, making our nursery a perfect option for commuters. We also have plenty of on-street parking available to allow for easy drop-off and collection.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments.  Surrounding our nursery we have an extensive outdoor area and access to a variety of green spaces only a short walk away.  We make the most of our fantastic surroundings and are regularly seen out and about in the local community.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Learning in Edinburgh for over a decade and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.  We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. 

Our spaces fill very fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require. We would also highly recommend that to get a real feel for our nursery, you would be best to come and see for yourself!  Our nursery manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have.  If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0131 447 4050 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

Our Team

My name is Carrie and I am overseeing the daily running of the nursery, I love my job and I am very passionate about what I do. I work hard to ensure the needs of each child are met by promoting a safe and stimulating environment through daily planned activities. I have a strong focus on building strong partnerships with both staff and parents so we can work together to offer a safe and welcoming home from home for our little ones.

Playrooms & Outdoor Play

We have the Pooh Room (3 months-19 months), the Tigger Room (19-24 months), the Kanga Room (2-3 years) and the Owl Room (3-5 years). Our Staff:Child Ratio; 0-2'S (1:3), 2-3's (1:5), 3-5's (1:8).  *Minimum number in accordance with current Care Inspectorate regulations. Where possible these will be lower.

We offer FREE Settling in Sessions and will discuss any room transitions with you in advance. We understand every child is unique and we will ensure they progress through our playrooms at a time that is right for them. 

To come and see our playrooms for yourself please get in touch or book your viewing online today.

We love to get outside at Corner House where we have a large outdoor area divided into age appropriate gardens. Within our outdoor area, children have access to a large sandpit area, a vegetable patch, greenhouse, rope swings, climbing tower and a wooden playhouse. Our children make full use of their outdoor area as well as regular trips out in their local community. To keep up to date with our recent adventures, follow us on Facebook for more regular updates.

Activities & Extras

We offer a range of unique activities to enrich every child's experience at nursery.  Currently we offer; Step It Up Dance Classes, Bumble Bee Sports Classes, Jo Jingles, Nursery Pets, Summer Trips and for our parents, 24 hour E-Learning Journals so you can see exactly what your little one has been up to at nursery.   

Dear families,

We are pleased to share with you our exciting plans for the future of our nurseries. Bertram Nursery Group has provided a trusted, caring and quality service to thousands of families over two decades.  That isn’t changing, but we want to grow and develop our services, facilities and, most of all, our teams who make our nurseries and kindergartens such inspiring places for children.

That’s why we’re changing our name to Thrive Childcare and Education, because that’s at the heart of what we’re about – helping our children, staff and communities to thrive.

While changing our company name and the names of some of our nurseries is the next step of our development journey, we’ll still have the same dedicated teams caring for your children.

The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced our belief that we need to adapt and invest in a constantly changing world to continue providing the service that parents and children need, tailored to the communities we support across Scotland and North West England.

Since our foundation, we have acquired some fantastic groups of nurseries and many high-quality independent nurseries. Now we are uniting them under four Thrive groupings:

  • Happitots nurseries will extend beyond Glasgow and South Lanarkshire to provide a network of affordable, flexible nurseries across Scotland.
  • Holyrood nurseries will extend more widely across our network of affordable nurseries in North West England, recognising parents’ and community needs.
  • Corner House nurseries will now extend from Edinburgh to operate more widely across Scotland, providing an extensive range of exciting, extracurricular activities and large outdoor areas.
  • Nature Kindergartens, our new sub-group, will reflect our vision to develop children’s outdoor learning. We plan to expand our Nature Kindergartens network in Scotland and England because we believe children’s learning is greatly enhanced in natural spaces.


Click here to visit Thrive Childcare and Education Website