Corner House Nursery South Gillsland, our “original” Corner House Nursery, has been in continuous operation since 1995. We provide inspiring childcare for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old.

Our nursery is housed in a large Victorian villa conveniently  located on the corner of South Gillsland Road and Colinton Road, adjacent to the Junior School entrance to George Watson’s College. We are open Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm. We offer full and part time sessions to support families with their childcare needs.

Children at Corner House Nursery South Gillsland are cared for by a team of highly experienced and qualified childcare practitioners who plan learning experiences to meet the needs of each individual child. We provide a high staff-to-child ratio over and above government requirements to ensure that every child gets the very most from their experiences at nursery. There is a lively and energetic buzz to our playrooms and children enjoy an extensive range of activities with staff committed to creating an atmosphere of care, respect, learning and fun.

For more information please see our Care Inspectorate Report, or contact us to arrange a visit to our nursery!

Our Nursery Rooms

Our nursery has special rooms designed for sensory and musical activities, nappy changing, children's bathrooms and indoor play, as well as our dedicated playrooms. Our four playrooms provide large, light, open-plan spaces for different age groups. Each room is carefully designed and equipped to cater for its own particular age group with messy play areas, house corners, story corners, a computer station, and much more.

  • Pooh Corner - space for up to 12 babies with integrated sleep room with individually-allocated cots.
  • Tiggers – room for up to 6 toddlers.
  • Kangas – as children reach their second birthday they move upstairs to this room for up to 10 two-year-olds.
  • Owls – a large double room for up to 30 three-to-five-year-olds.


Our Garden

Our large, secure garden provides children with a range of opportunities to learn and explore. Facilities include: 

  • Large sandpit area
  • A growing area for children grow their own vegetables and an eco-greenhouse made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Rope swings
  • Climbing tower & Wooden playhouse
  • Large selection of outdoor play equipment
  • Separate baby garden area with age-appropriate equipment and playhouse

Charlotte De'Ath - Nursery Manager

Our manager, Charlotte De'Ath, has a BA in Childhood Practice from Edinburgh University alongside many years of working with children of all ages. She manages her nursery to ensure we provide a secure family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident that your child is being cared for by dedicated and informed staff. 

Andrea Brown - Acting Deputy Manager

Our Acting 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.