A warm welcome is assured to all who visit the EA Nursery and I genuinely love all of the time that I spend with our youngest children: watching their interactions and listening to their tales.

Housed in a purpose-built, award winning, building since 2009, our high experienced and motivated team of Early Years Practitioners work alongside our Nursery Teachers and specialist French, PE and Music specialists to give our children the best possible start on their academic journey.

Our Nursery curriculum is based on experiential learning through play and every aspect of Nursery life was rated as ‘Excellent ‘against every quality indicator by the Care Inspectorate when they last visited. 

Our outdoor provision is particularly impressive; both in terms of our formal play areas and our gardening plots. Our Forest School was one of the first in Scotland and we are constantly innovating to ensure that we remain well ahead of other schools in terms of outdoor learning in the Early Years.

Parents can have peace of mind that each child’s transition from infancy to formal school takes place in a warm, caring environment where the need of each individual child is of paramount importance.

Prospective Parents should be aware that interest in admission to our Nursery is very high. As places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis early registration is recommended.

Gavin A. Calder
Head Teacher, EA Nursery and Junior School



The Edinburgh Academy Nursery moved into its current purpose-built location in 2009 and in many ways it is the jewel in the EA crown.