Aboutus2-webMeadows is a small family-run nursery situated in the heart of the Meadows area in Edinburgh. The nursery is a homely three storey Victorian terraced house close to several excellent amenities such as parks, museum and libraries.

Our second nursery, in Pilrig Street in north Edinburgh, opened in August 2014. Meadows at Pilrig was formerly owned by Edinburgh Council and the property has been extensively refurbished. The nursery has 2 large bright sunny playrooms which lead directly on to a lovely spacious garden.

We place a high emphasis on outdoor learning with regular trips and nature excursions.


We operate an open-door policy where parents are welcome in the nursery at any time. There are regular parent evenings, newsletters and information notice boards throughout the nursery. We also have an active Families Forum which meets two to three times a year. Each child has a personal e Learning Journal which is completed both at the nursery and at home on ipads.

Our Aim

Aboutus1-webOur aim at The Meadows is to provide a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment for all children and to raise their self-esteem by emphasising positive behaviour, praise and reward. We achieve this by:

    • Working in partnership with parents and the community to provide positive and inspiring learning experiences through play where everyone is welcome.
    • Making the transition from home to nursery, room to room, nursery to school, as positive and stress-free as possible for both children and parents.
    • Promoting positive behavior with the emphasis on praise, respect and encouragement.
    • Promoting environmental awareness in the curriculum and daily nursery life through health and wellbeing, waste minimisation and energy efficiency.
    • Developing children’s skills, knowledge and self-esteem.
    • Making a commitment to continual improvement and achieving excellence.