• Welcome to, Pinocchio's Nurseries

    Welcome to, Pinocchio's Nurseries

    We are a group of five privately owned children’s nurseries based across Edinburgh, Midlothian. Offering expert childcare for children aged 0 -12 years.

  • All Nurseries Open

    All Nurseries Open

    Taking registrations for 3-5 year olds for 1140 free grant funded hours for August 2021. Availability for fully funded places for 2 year children who are: ‘Eligible Two’ (Edinburgh Council) or ‘Good to be Two’ (Midlothian Council) places. The delivery of the 1140 hrs funding is back on track for August 2021. Some availability for fully funded places now!

  • Nursery Tennis - now available at Pinocchio's (currently suspended)

    Nursery Tennis - now available at Pinocchio's (currently suspended)

    Nursery Tennis is the new tennis coaching programme designed for children aged between 2 and 5 years.

  • Award Winning Childcare

    Award Winning Childcare

    Celebrating over 20 Years in childcare, we have been be nominated and won various industry awards. We also hold the Investors in People & young people accreditations.

  • Happy staff, = happy children, = happy parents

    Happy staff, = happy children, = happy parents

    We are very proud of our excellent childcare teams and wholeheartedly believe that offering quality training impacts positively on the children's development. We offer 'The real living wage' to all qualified practitioners, regardless of age, which is currently £9.30 per hour (Or above), and is based on cost of living in Scotland.

  • Fun Home Activities & Learning

    Fun Home Activities & Learning

    Check out a few of our ideas for fun, educational and easy to do activities to keep your little ones entertained whilst at home. We will try and keep this updated with new ideas for you.

Watch Our
Safety Video

Pinocchio's Welcome Back Safety Video

We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to our nurseries, we have missed you all so much! Please watch our safety video to find out about some of the changes we have made to make sure everyone stays safe.

20+

20+

YEARS EXPERIENCE

5

5

CHILDCARE NURSERIES

80

80

CHILDCARE STAFF

100%

100%

PARENT SATISFACTION

Locations Map - Find a Nursery

Find a Nursery

Find your local setting

Founded in January 1997 Pinocchio's Childrens Nurseries now have 5 private childcare facilities based across Edinburgh, Midlothian. We currently have purpose built day nurseries in Eskbank, Lasswade, Penicuik, Heriot Watt and Gilmerton.

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    FUN, VARIED LEARNING

    Experiences and Activities

    Outdoor play is an important part of the day for the children and we look at it as an extension and continuation of the playroom. Forest School play is also used as an educational initiative to enhance children’s experiences using the natural wildlife surroundings.

    We also offer a wide activities including arts and crafts, singing, messy play, music making, physical play, dancing, home baking, local walks, IT- using computers and ipads.

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    Pinocchio's Children’s Nurseries are a group of 5 award winning children's nurseries across Edinburgh & Midlothian.

    We currently have purpose built day nurseries in Eskbank, Lasswade, Penicuik, Heriot Watt and Gilmerton.

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