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The Nursery With The Personal Touch!

Why Stepping Stones?

Stepping Stones Edinburgh is a small and warm environment, where your child can flourish and feel at home from home. We have proudly retained an amazing group of staff, which promotes continuity in your child’s development and also enables them to form strong bonds.

  • Long Established Since 1998.
  • We offer FLEXIBLE sessions paid per hour.
  • Perfect for Parents with flexible shift patterns.
  • Happy and friendly staff that really care.
  • Long term staffing / very low turnover
  • 1/4 staff to child ratio
  • Extremely competitive pricing.
  • Reductions for more than one child.

Super Flexible

Instead of splitting our days into morning and afternoon sessions, we are delighted to offer flexible sessions by the hourly rate. (16 hours minimum per week). These flexible sessions are of particular value to parents who work flexible shifts.

About the Nursery

Photos, Opening Hours our Ethos and more

Green Green Green

As a registered eco-nursery we are extremely environmentally conscious and have designated areas both indoors and out for children to participate in recycling We currently have a Silver Award and are working towards achieving our Green Flag status. Watch this space…


Our flexible sessions mean that we charge on an hourly basis per child. All fees are paid weekly in advance. Two weeks notice or payment in lieu is required. Please note that missed sessions will be charged accordingly.

Hourly Rates

First Child £5.31 | Siblings £4.81

Hourly rates include Mid Morning and Afternoon snaks.
Your Child’s Birthday is free.
No charge for 2 days at Christmas and 2 at New Year.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision for all our children and young people within our centre, is for them to become confident individuals and achieve their full potential. It is our aim for them to live safely and in good health with the right kind of support, as and when needed. We will create an environment of the highest quality to provide our children with skills for life.

Get in touch with us

How to contact us and where to find the nurseries

How to find us

The nursery is conveniently situated in the heart of south Edinburgh, just off the Meadows. The building itself is located at 1 Chalmers Crescent which ideally located for local trips to the parks, museums and libraries. Access via bus is easy with several nearby stops.

Drop Us a Line

We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas about the nursery or our site. Please pop your detail in below.

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    Opening Hours

    • Monday7am - 6pm
    • Tuesday7am - 6pm
    • Wednesday7am - 6pm
    • Thursday7am - 6pm
    • Friday7am - 6pm
    • SaturdayClosed
    • SundayClosed

    Fixed Holidays: We are closed for 2 days over Christmas and a further 2 days at New Year.