Here at The Honest Toun Nursery we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age. Our nursery is conveniently located in the Stoneybank area of Musselburgh. Ideally placed for commuters with excellent links to the A1 city bypass, we are just a short walk to Musselburgh train station and public transport services. The proximity of our nursery to Queen Margaret University makes it an excellent option for students and staff seeking childcare services. Find us here.
Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children a wide range of activities and all of our children have access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.
Our nursery is an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Care and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.
We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 2-5 year old funding. Our spaces can fill very fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.
To get a real feel for our nursery, we would highly recommend coming to see our nursery for yourself! Our Nursery Manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to our staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0131 665 5353 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.
Our Nursery Team
Our Nursery Manager, Laura, had a BA (Hons) Degree in Children’s Development and Learning and over 20 years experience working in the Early Years sector. Laura is also a strong advocate of outdoor learning and holds a Forest School qualification.
I believe that children learn best when they have a strong attachment with a key-worker, developing a high sense of well-being in a play-based learning environment. Also, working in partnership with parents and other agencies, we can ensure we provide the very best care for your child. I am a mum to three children and can appreciate the challenges of being a parent and juggling other commitments. We can always arrange a personal visit for you at The Honest Toun and would love to show you around our nursery.
“The staff are super helpful and very knowledgable and are happy to give advice if asked. We get a thorough 1 to 1 with a staff member at the end of each day including a completed book. All the kids seem happy here and they do lots and lots of activities. I particularly like the fact that they organise external companies to visit weekly such as music class. Nursery manager encourages parent interaction and lots opportunities to be involved with the nursery.”
“My daughter has been attending the nursery since January 2016, having moved from another nursery. The staff were great with the transition period at that point and also when she moved into the next age room up. She seems very happy there and has really come out her shell, making great friends with both the staff and children in her room and beyond. The management has changed recently and from a parent's perspective this has been a smooth and well communicated transition. It is great to see staff and management who really engaged with both parents and children to shape the service that they offer.”
“My daughter has attended for around a year now and the attention and care she received from the staff are excellent. Her key worker is like family to her and I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery to others. The recent change of manager has improved the administration side of things.!
Multiple Award Winning Nursery
We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Silver Flag Eco School Status, Nursery World Award Winner, Healthy Schools Stage One, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group 2019 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award. We are also proudly placement providers to students of Edinburgh College.