PreSchools and Playgroups for Edinburgh

Forbes Childrens Nursery

12 Claremont Park, Edinburgh EH6 7, UK – 0131 553 5068

Having found out from friends who were parents that the waiting lists for nurseries in Edinburgh was CRAZY long I set about looking for nurseries when I was 6 months pregnant. I lived and worked in Leith so I was looking for a nursery in this neck of Edinburgh's woods. I visited a few nurseries and for me one of the really important factors was outdoor space. I lived in a flat on a main road and I really wanted my little girl to be able to go out and play like I did as a girl. So, when I stumbled upon Forbes Nursery, I fell in love. The nursery is placed opposite Leith Links in what I assume was previously a very very large home / guest house. The nursery is deceptively huge - there are only 4 doors and stairs leading off the entrance way, but it is very tardis like - rooms leading from other rooms. Plenty of space indoors for little tots. An abundance of indoor activities to keep them busy and developing. BUT the clincher - the garden is ENORMOUS! Boasting half an acre of land with lots of little sections, a secret garden, a vegetable patch that the children help to plant, various play park areas, again sectioned for different ages and stages. Lots of outdoor toys - kid heaven! Oh the fun and adventures I could have had in that garden if I was a child again! My daughter is now 2 and has been going for over a year - she loves it - she doesn't want to leave. The carers are so friendly, helpful, caring and informative. My daughter's development has come on leaps and bounds since starting, she's confident, happy, bright and has made so many friends. We have now moved out of the area, but I wouldn't dream of changing her nursery - I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

Cameron House Nursery School

Cameron House Ave, Edinburgh EH16 5LF, UK – 0131 667 5117


Stoneyhill Playgroup

5 Stoneyhill Farm Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6RN, UK – 0131 665 3110

My 2 year old daughter has been attending Stoneyhill playgroup since January 2012. She looks forward to going every weekday morning and affectionately knows it as "Elliot's house" named after one of the key members of the playgroup team. I cannot recommend it enough, providing both a stimulating and caring environment that you can trust.


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for EH15
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After School Care

Butterfly Personnel

80 Brunstane Rd, Edinburgh EH15 2QR, UK – 0131 657 5407

I was keen to let people know how pleased I was with this agency when I saw the last ladies review. I know they are a very busy agency as they are highly recommended. I phoned, left a message and someone phoned me back within 5 mins, I find them to be very reliable friendly and professional and always recommend them as I have had experience of another agency.

I have just used this agency to find my second nanny (my hours have changed hence the new nanny) I think they are the best out there, very personal touch, Impeccable taste in nannies, can be hard to speak to Leigh at times as she is so busy with clients but worth the wait, once interviews start very attentive out of hours and weekends, not pushy, The thing that I like is that the nannies I've interviewed speak really highly of this agency. Thanks again.

ComputerXplorers SEScotland

20 Riverside Gardens, Musselburgh EH21 6NW, UK – 0131 653 0580

My grandsons had a brilliant time at the summer camp and are really get to get signed up for next year.

My boys had a great time on your course and are desperate to do it again! Thank you

Towerbank After School Club

Towerbank Primary School, Figgate Bank, Edinburgh, Portobello EH15 1HX, UK – 07796 597976

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Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Edinburgh

Independent Schools for Edinburgh - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Secondary Schools

Castlebrae Community High School

2a Greendykes Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DP, UK – 0131 661 1282

Omg can't believe I went here a good few years ago 1981\2\3

Portobello High School

1 Milton Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3AS, UK – 0131 669 2324

I go to school here and I honestly think that it gives you a good opportunity. The new school however it is nice but I feel like it's a bit dull and just one colour.

Its actually a good school just the buiding is bad- my brother got all As and 1 B in the exams he did here so it is not a bad school at all.

Holy Rood High School

55 Duddingston Rd W, Edinburgh EH15 3ST, UK – 0131 661 5871

Independent Schools

Regius School

69A Whitehill St, Newcraighall, Musselburgh EH21 8QZ, UK – 0131 669 2913

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for EH15 2NP . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Towerbank Primary School

30 Wilson's Park, Edinburgh EH15 1HY, UK – 0131 669 1551

I think this was Portobello Elementary school in 1955-56. I attended 1st and second grade there. Does anyone know?

Stoneyhill Primary School

41 Clayknowes Way, Musselburgh EH21 6UL, UK – 0131 665 3119

Mohammed Omar elarsheed

St. Ninian's RC Primary School

150 Restalrig Rd S, Edinburgh EH7 6JA, UK – 0131 661 3431

Good school

Its a really high qualited school and it has lots of really, well, skillful teachers and they teach pupils and they dont forget even the tiniest of information in the playground they hardly get bad reports they have buddies for the p1s to p2s and sqwadies which are a group of kids that help other kids find friends! so yeah this school is really good!

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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Edinburgh for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

Prospect Bank School

81 Restalrig Rd, Edinburgh EH6 8BQ, UK – 0131 553 2239

Castleview Primary School Edinburgh

2D Greendykes Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DP, UK – 0131 661 6429

Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Edinburgh or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for EH15 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Edinburgh which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Cameron House Community Education Centre

34 Prestonfield Ave, Edinburgh EH16 5EU, UK – 0131 667 3762

Small neighbourhood community centre with indoor games area and meeting rooms.

The new Cameron House Community Education Centre is at 34 Prestonfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH16 5EU, and opened in February 2009. The old centre is now closed.

Acting Out UK

9 Loaning Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6DE, UK – 07704 714607

Drama Classes Edinburgh

40 Restalrig Dr, Edinburgh EH7 6JX, UK – 07704 714607

Language Schools

Edinburgh College Accommodation

24 Milton Rd E, Edinburgh EH15, UK – 0131 344 7373


Edinburgh Italian Classes

2 Meadowbank, Edinburgh EH8 8JE, UK – 07517 896806

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

38 Denholm Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6TU, UK – 0131 653 2404

Language Schools for Edinburgh

Language schools for EH15. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Edinburgh

Private Tuition for EH15
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Private Tutors

Edinburgh Maths Tuition

139 Vexhim Park, Edinburgh EH15 3SF, UK – 0131 657 1119

I would just like to say a big thank you to Jackie for her expertise and skills in teaching my daughter. She tutored her in a comfortable and relaxed way that allowed my daughter to pass all her exams with confidence. I would definitely recommend Jackie as a tutor.

Kumon Maths & English

14 Rosefield Ave, Edinburgh EH15 1AU, UK – 0131 669 9116

Kumon Maths & English

5 St Mary Place, Dudhope Multicutural Centre, Edinburgh, Angus DD1 5RB, UK – 01337 860536