Our Nursery

Our Nursery

The Honest Toun Nursery provides provides stimulating and inspiring childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years. Our nursery aims to encourage the development of children through play, interaction, creativity, physical activity and a warm and nurturing environment.

Our nursery is housed in a former retail unit with large front windows providing excellent light throughout the nursery.  The nursery is conveniently located in the Stoneybank area of Musselburgh ideally placed for commuters with excellent links to the A1 city bypass, near to Musselburgh train station and with good public transport services. The proximity of the nursery to Queen Margaret University makes it an excellent option for students and staff seeking childcare services. Our nursery has a large of street car park allowing for easy drop off and collection.

Playrooms & Garden

Our fabulous garden area offers safe yet stimulating learning opportunities in the great outdoors. The garden is made up of two areas, one providing ample space for running around and driving bikes and trikes. This area also has a large climbing frame with a swing suitable for toddlers and 3-5 aged children. The second area provides a safe and sensory outdoor experience, with lots of grassed space for floor games and walk along bikes for encouraging development of motor skills. We also like to make regular use of local facilities including the park and library and going for walks around the local area. Children and staff are currently working hard to achieve their Eco Schools Green Flag and are enjoying working in the outdoors digging, planting, sorting recycling and learning how to look after the environment around them.

There is a warm and caring atmosphere throughout our nursery with staff placing great emphasis on providing quality of care and ensuring children grow and flourish whilst developing lifelong learning skills. Arrange to come and visit us to see for yourself!

Nursery Activities and Learning Opportunities

Our nursery is dedicated to providing a variety of learning opportunities for our 3 -5 year old children and so we offer Caterpillar music classes and Swimming Lessons.  We are visited by a local teacher who provides more focused learning activities and opportunities for children to develop early literacy and numeracy skills.  We have staff with sign language skills and we also have two pet gerbils and a fish, which the children enjoy caring for, observing and feeding throughout the day.

Amy, Nursery Manager

Honest Toun Nursery Manager Amy has many years’ experience working  with children of all ages. She brings a wealth of knowledge and manages our nursery and staff team to ensure our nursery provides a secure family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by dedicated staff in a safe environment.

Opening Hours

Our nursery is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm

51 weeks of the year for the following sessions:

Full Day Session: 8am to 6pm
Morning Session: 8am to 1pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm to 6pm

(Our nursery is closed Easter weekend, September Monday holiday and 1 week at Christmas and New Year).