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

Our Nursery Manager, Audrey Hillock, has over 15 years experience working in the care sector. Audrey ensures that her parents feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that their child is being cared for by our dedicated staff team in a safe environment. Our Deputy Manager Andrea Brown has been a part of the Corner House Team since 2004. Andrea is highly experienced in working with our 0 -2 year olds and has an HNC in Child Care and Education. She works to nurture relationships between our children, staff and families. She helps to ensure that Corner House Nursery provides a stimulating environment for children to develop and thrive. 


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.