Throughout the years Mary Poppins Nursery has received recognition from children, parents and government organisations for the quality of childcare and early years provision we provide.
In our most recent SCSWIS (Care Inspectorate) Inspection, the nursery received excellent grading.

We believe parents’ and children’s testimonials speak volumes.

“Of all nurseries we have experienced, Mary Poppins is by far the best. The staff have created a lovely, caring atmosphere and all the children are very happy there. They always provide a great range of activities, even French, and our daughter actively looks forward to going each morning. It is an exceptional nursery.”

“My son is extremely happy attending Mary Poppins nursery and enjoys the wide range of activities they provide including weekly visits to the local woods to learn about nature, Enjoy-a-Ball and French. He has grown in confidence and is making good progress in pre-school number and letter work. This is due to the hard work of staff who are always friendly and provide a high level of care to the children”

(Comments made in our 2012 Care Service Inspection Report.)


“I loved getting messy at Mary Poppins and drawing and painting”
– Sofia, 2012

“Miss Ruth, Thank you for letting me come in this nursery. Thank you for Miss Sue coming in and singing with us. I will miss everything at nursery, I am very sad. I hope you like this card. I hope you let me come back and visit very much.”
– Christopher, 2012

“Thank you and everyone at “Poppins” for the wonderful start which you gave to Rose’s education. She has loved her 3 years with you and they have given her a great grounding in all the things which matter: reading, writing, drawing, music, playing and generally getting on with other people”
– Rose 2008

“Enrolling Peter at Mary Poppins was the best decision we ever made. Not only was he given a great environment to enjoy and develop in, he was surrounded with loving and caring teachers who encouraged and helped him grow.”
– Peter, 2008

“I am certainly going to miss my thrice weekly visits to Athelstaneford and all your friendly and familiar faces”
– Jack 2007

“Thank you so much for looking after my son and teaching him so well. He has had the most wonderful start imagineable and will miss you hugely”
– Joel 2012

“Thank you so much for making my son’s last few years so happy. It has been a thoroughly enriching and exciting time for him. We all could not wish for a more lovely nursery”
– Jacob 2012

In 2010, we achieved stage 2 accreditation award as a “ Health Promoting Nursery”. This scheme was developed by NHS Lothian, East, West and Mid Lothian as well as the City of Edinburgh Council.

Here at Mary Poppins Nursery we welcome breastfeeding mothers, as part of the Breastfeeding Award promoted by the East Lothian Health Promotion Network.

Caring for children aged 2 to 5 years
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