Corner House Nursery South Gillsland

2 South Gillsland Road, Merchiston, Edinburgh EH10 5DE

Corner House Day Nursery consists of fun, large and open plan playrooms, that a skilled team of staff are able to tailor to suit the learning objectives of each pre-school age group.

A Winnie-the-Pooh theme helps children to exercise their imagination and love of storytelling, while there are many sensory activities, a wooden playhouse and large array of outdoor equipment also.

As well as professional care and positive learning there is a strong focus on healthy eating, with food that is locally sourced and organically produced.

The excellent staff team are at the centre of everything the nursery does, providing quality care and education for all children. The nursery has placed a strong focus on building a team of staff that are both motivated and qualified, with low staff turnover and a continuity that parents can feel positive about.

The nursery has multiple outdoor play areas as well as bright and engaging indoor playrooms with a variety of stimulating resources including an interactive digi-table which the children love!

Corner House South Gillsland offers a 10% discount for siblings who attend full time as well as some funded places.

Included in the fees are a quality early years care and education, freshly prepared two-course lunch and snacks throughout the day, nursery pets and a celebration of festivals throughout the year.

Please contact the nursery for any more information or to book a personal show round with the nursery manager.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Charlotte De'Ath (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh City Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 58

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Corner House Nursery South Gillsland is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Corner House Nursery South Gillsland in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.706 for Corner House Nursery South Gillsland is calculated as follows: ( (133 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.706

  • 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 4.517 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Corner House Nursery South Gillsland is based on 6 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target = 0.517

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

9.2 Corner House Nursery South Gillsland has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.223)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Corner House Nursery South Gillsland

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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandfather of Child
    1

I'm incredibly impressed by this nursery.

My grandchild always comes home smiling after a fulfilling day. The facilities are excellent and the staff first class. They always take time to go over the day and explain all the activities they have done, discuss their development and answer any questions we have. My grandchild's core worker has been an absolute star during their time there and I can't recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery with lovely staff. Our son started in August 2017 and his key worker worked with us to create a tailored settling in plan over 2 weeks to get us all used to the new surroundings. We've all settled into the routine now and our son looks forward to going to nursery each day and has made loads of new friends there. The nursery room has loads of space, regularly changed out toys and an outdoor space dedicated to the littlest ones.

Optional extra activities are offered.

The only negative is that the nursery will not administer medicine (e.g for teething) which we know some other Edinburgh nurseries will do.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We have found that our daughter's learning and development at the nursery is very good. She has been involved in activities that have provided a wide range of skills and advancement.

We appreciate the level of effort taken to get the children outside playing together and carrying out tasks. The web portal updates are really enjoyable to see.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My 12 months old son has been well looked after. He comes home happy, clean and well fed.

Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I have been extremely happy with Corner House.
The staff are very friendly and supportive and my daughter has a great time there.
I was worried when she first started as her eating and drinking wasn't very good, but the staff reassured me that she'd be fine and she was.
It's a huge comfort to be able to go to work and not worry about her at all.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My husband and I are so happy with the staff at Corner House. Our daughter started on 1st September at ten and a half months and she has settled quickly and painlessly. The staff are genuinely warm, caring and friendly. It is clear there is an abundance of cuddles in the baby room.
All the children are clean, dry, fed, watered and entertained to the best of the staff's abilities as far as we can see. My daughter squeals with excitement sometimes when we arrive which is so reassuring.
It would be nice to see or hear about some outdoor time, but aside from that, we are very happy. The staff seem pragmatic and deal with incidents appropriately (our daughter has been bitten a couple of times)

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are very lovely and caring. They get to know the children very well and always give abundant details of the child's day at pickup time. They are regularly teaching the children about different cultures and languages, particularly those of the nursery children attending. One request would be to further encourage/assist the picky eaters.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I think this is an excellent nursery. It is well managed, and all the staff I have interacted with over the last year or so have been professional and enthusiastic. I would have no difficulty in recommending this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Brilliant nursery. My son started at 9 months old and has bonded really well with the staff in the baby room. Lovely carers and great surroundings and he is so happy to be dropped off, would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am very happy with the nursery and my daughter has settled really well. The staff are friendly and approachable. The menu is varied and nutritious. I would recommend to any friends thinking of sending their child to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Staff are all friendly, caring and approachable. My son has always seemed happy and engaged at the nursery. He has learnt a lot especially in terms of speech. I have had no negative experiences there at all.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

The staff have been excellent in helping our daughter settle into Pooh Corner, and she has developed a rapport with her carers. We appreciate the support and cooperation staff have shown with regards to continuing our daughter's nap routine. We are grateful that meals are provided; perhaps our only criticism is the lack of greens/pulses/vegetables and variety. Our daughter loves playing outside and we are happy that she has a fun environment outdoors in which to play. Our daughter seems content at The Corner House.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Excellent staff! Brilliant environment for children to learn!
Care of children is first class, all staff are very good at knowing everything about all the children.
Give detailed reports at the end of day.
Very loving and friendly environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely, warm welcoming and always smiling staff. Great variety of activities for the children to keep them busy and capture their imagination on daily basis. Fabulous commitment to keep the parents informed of what the children have been up to during the day and on special educational activities online. Strive to offer healthy food. Fantastic garden which is regularly upgraded and improved. Highly recommend nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have used this nursery with my two sons and have nothing but high praise for this establishment. Staff are helpful and nothing is ever too much. They have been taken over in the last year but have noticed little difference, which is a good thing and anything new introduced had been an improvement.

How likely would you be to recommend Corner House Nursery South Gillsland? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Charlotte

Charlotte De'Ath

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

With a professional qualification in childcare and over 18 years of experience working with children of all ages, Charlotte manages her nursery and staff team to ensure we provide 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.