Morton Mains Nursery

Morton Mains House, 37 Winton Lane, off Frogston Road West, Edinburgh EH10 7AW

Morton Mains Nursery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Morton Mains Nursery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Morton Mains Nursery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

With easy access from the City Bypass, Morton Mains Nursery and Preschool sits well away from the main road, framed by woods and fields and is located within a beautiful, old stone-built farmhouse on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The nursery support parents with children from the surrounding Edinburgh community, offering efficient childcare and a positive learning atmosphere. They offer children many opportunities to learn, play and to develop.

Babies sleep in a secure, outdoor area.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Karin Duguid (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh City Council

Number of Staff: 17

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 75

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Only between Christmas and New Year

Directions:

From the City Bypass, take the Lothianburn Junction towards the city centre. At the first traffic light take a right onto Frogston Road West. Follow Frogston Road West for approximately ½ mile where you will see the Bright Horizons sign on your right. At the sign take a right onto the farm lane and continue on the lane until you arrive in a small car park behind the nursery. Enter via the iron gates and walk up the side of the house to the front door.

From the city centre follow the A702 until you come to the Frogston Road West / Oxgangs Road intersection. Turn left onto Frogston Road West.

Visiting:

The nursery is on the number 11 and 18 bus routes

Parking:

Large car park

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.5 Morton Mains Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.515)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Morton Mains Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Morton Mains Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.848 for Morton Mains Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (112 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.848

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.667 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Morton Mains Nursery is based on 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.667

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Morton Mains Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Morton Mains Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

Morton Mains is an excellent nursery. My daughter attends 2 days a week and always keen to go back. She loves drawing and always has pictures for us. She also loves the outdoors and staff take the kids out as much as possible in the private garden, to the allotment or to see the horses.
The staff and management are friendly and caring and will do anything to help if required. The idea of Spanish lessons for adults to assist the children's learning is fantastic.
My youngest daughter will be attending once my wife finishes maternity leave and I would recommend it to all parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child couldn’t be happier. He made friends immediately and the teachers were so welcoming. It’s a clean space with plenty to keep them busy and stimulate them. The staff always make time to tell me how he’s been that day and what he’s eaten. They spend huge amounts of time outside come rain or shine, learning sports and yoga which I love. The menus are really varied and he’s trying new things all the time. He comes home upbeat but exhausted every day and looks forward to going the next. He’s developing into a considerate and well mannered little boy. Can’t fault it, genuinely the best nursery he’s been to (5 already).

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We found the transition experience fantastic. The team put our minds at ease, they were flexible, accommodating and above all else cared for our son excellently. As a parent, I was able to go back to work after maternity leave feeling free from anxiety and felt secure in the care our son was receiving. The staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and understanding. I am impressed with the facilities and the range of food that the children get each week.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I think the staff at Morton Mains Nursery work very hard to ensure the health and wellbeing as well as the learning of the children in their care. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and are genuine in their care of the children. When I collect my son, I find that anyone can tell me how he has been and what learning experiences have taken place. They are always looking for new ways to challenge themselves and the learners in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Morton Mains is a fabulous nursery. The staff are amazing. The meals are cooked on site.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Appreciative of number of rooms available (4) to transition through the nursery as it allows for appropriate, child based needs and learning development rather than dictated by space as some nurseries with less rooms. Dedicated genuine, approachable and friendly staff who are enthusiastic about children reaching individual potential. Willing to support concerns from home, and outstanding levels of communication by giving time to parents at handover. Always gives smiles and interest to my children, obviously have an established relationship.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My sons have both had a great experience of Morton Mains Nursery. Staff are very friendly and they have looked after one of my sons particularly well when were trying to diagnose his skin condition. They showed a lot of patience with him. I have already recommended Morton Mains Nursery and they start in the baby room next month.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are all extremely welcoming, caring and attentive to the children. They take the time to explain what the current theme is, how the child has been each day and what activities they've been doing as well as the food that has been eaten. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the children occupied and they are learning and developing through different themes all the time. I feel very confident that our son is happy as well as learning in the environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My children have been coming here for three and a half years now and I couldn't be happier with the care they have received. There has always been great communication from the nursery and if I have ever had any concerns, they have been dealt with very well and very efficiently.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is very happy at Morton Mains Nursery. He has a range of activities and he loves the garden and exploring all the areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at Morton Mains for about a year, we moved him from another nursery that we weren't happy with. I cannot recommend Morton Mains highly enough. They have been excellent in all areas. My son is a very picky eater but the staff have worked with him to help him eat and enjoy the food that is provided. The outside space at Morton Mains is second to none and my son loves exploring and playing outside.
All staff are friendly and his current keyworker (who he loves!) is excellent, she really knows him and knows his needs. Likewise, his keyworker when he was in the baby room was also excellent. It's clear that the senior leaders of both the baby room and his current room are well respected by staff and parents and clearly know how to do their job well. I would recommend this nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Morton Mains Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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