Loretto Nursery

Newfield House, 1 New Street, Musselburgh EH21 6HY

Loretto Nursery, Musselburgh, East Lothian
Loretto Nursery, Musselburgh, East Lothian
Loretto Nursery, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Loretto Nursery provides quality childcare for children aged from birth to 5 years, and is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm. The nursery also provides out of school care for children up to 12 years old.

Early years development is encouraged at Loretto within a stimulating atmosphere, consisting of spacious playrooms, extensive resources and planned activities to help children grow and learn in confidence. A combination of indoor and outdoor learning opportunities makes for healthy self-development.

The on-site nursery chef freshly prepares balanced and delicious meals, catering for any allergies and dietary requirements.

Loretto Nursery provides a wide range of session patterns to suit all childcare needs including extra sessions and out of school childcare. A sibling discount of up to 10% is also offered, as well as working in partnership with the local council to offer funded pre-school sessions.

Included in fees are a quality early years care and education, freshly made, healthy meals and snacks, nappies and wipes, a range of extra curricular activities 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: Suzie Andrade (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Lothian Council

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

Total Places for Children: 105

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: 2 weeks over Christmas & New Year

Directions:

The nursery is located on the River Esk, a two minute walk from Loretto Junior School. Please contact the nursery for more information or for a local map of how to find us.

Visiting:

Staff members are always more than happy to help in any way possible. Please contact to book your unique show around of Loretto Nursery so you can see the fantastic facilities for yourself!

Parking:

There is plenty of on street parking outside the nursery making drop offs, pick ups and visiting easy for your family.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.4 Loretto Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.379)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Loretto Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Loretto Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 17 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 4.569 for Loretto Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (139 Excellents x 5) + (63 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 216 Ratings = 4.569

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.81 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Loretto Nursery is based on 17 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 21 positive Reviews (105 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 21 Target = 0.810

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Loretto Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Loretto Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter is very happy at Loretto Nursery.
The staff are extremely kind with her and always cuddle her when she is in a mood or a little sad in the morning.
They try to go in the garden as often as possible or go for a walk along the river.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I do not use the nursery but I would recommend the Afterschool club. The team there are great.
The holiday club is not very stimulating for children p1 hence why we are not booking it this summer.
There were not enough spaces to drop off to the holiday club when the deputy manager was there and basics: like the doors had not been unlocked so several parents were stuck outside waiting to get in with their children. Therefore, the attention to detail and the simple things are missing. Other nurseries offer stimulating trips away, Spanish and French classes, coming etc. It feels like Loretto school has more interest in the golf centre whilst what they should really focus on, is the nursery.
There has been a significant improvement in organisation and communication since the new manager has taken over.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 2.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Poor

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has attended this nursery for a month now and is settling in very well. The staff have been a great support during these first few weeks and have communicated his progress to me very well. He seems to enjoy his time there and I always get an update on how his day has been.
Although early days for us I feel very comfortable with everything so far and the staff have made it a much easier experience than I was expecting!!

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery staff are very attentive and always friendly and supportive to my 2-year-old son. He comes home and happily talks about what he has been doing at nursery and always mentions the ladies.
The facilities and garden are excellent and the online learning journal is brilliant as I get to see photos of what he's been up to throughout the week. He has become much more confident, independent and chatty since joining Loretto nursery. I would highly recommend to all parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto 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 3-year-old is very happy in the 3-5 room, having graduated from the younger room. He has fostered good friendships. He very much enjoys the mix of learning & play. Special events such as Sports Day & the Nativity Play were really very impressive for such little people.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto 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 2.5 year old daughter started Loretto last summer and has been going a few days a week since, I can't recommend them enough - and have, on many occasions, advised friends to use their service. My daughter loves going and often talks about her key worker and friends she has there. Also, I can't thank them enough for their input whilst we went through potty training and it just puts even more confidence in them that they will look after her and recognises if she needs any extra support or attention whilst in their care!

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto 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

Having had a far from acceptable level of care from a previous nursery, we moved our daughter to Loretto and have never looked back. The staff have been extremely engaged with both us and her throughout and have been completely on top of her development at every stage. There seems a great mix of learning and fun and she has been encouraged throughout to be creative.
We have been very happy with our decision and the level of care our daughter now receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a fantastic Nursery. My daughter has been attending since she was a year old and her speech and confidence has grown. She has made a lot of friends and has a good relationship with the teachers. They learn something new every day and I love that they play outside in the fresh air every day (unless of high winds) which I think is extremely important.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Loretto is a lovely little nursery with a very caring warm feeling about it. It is very simple allowing genuine imaginative play and self-directed learning experiences. My son has recently moved from another nursery and we now have no tears when he goes in and he loves his time there. The staff are great and I love that there is an actual qualified teacher in the 3-5 room enhancing the children's learning experience and getting them used to some practices that will be used while in school.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm more than happy with the care my son received at the nursery. The staff have continued to meet his pastoral and educational needs and spent a great deal of time preparing his year group for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I've been thoroughly impressed by all aspects of our child's experience at Loretto. The staff are all very friendly, patient and caring, and it's clear they enjoy working with children. The facilities are excellent, with the location providing so many opportunities for outdoor play and learning. The food provided for our child is of a high quality, and it's clear nothing is skimped on. We are very sure our child is in a positive, rich and stimulating environment in which to grow and develop.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really lovely nursery. All of the facilities are beautifully clean and modern with lots of toys. Food provided is great and very much enjoyed by my little boy. Staff are all incredibly friendly. They create a peaceful, loving, safe environment for the children. Outside space is great - lovely natural space for children to explore nature.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

My two year old daughter only started in the toddler room in May 2016 but I have been incredibly impressed by everything at the nursery. When she first started, I assumed she would only stay until she started at school nursery at three but now I'm looking into her staying there as long as possible.

Every staff member I have met, has been so kind and caring. From day one I have felt comfortable leaving my daughter in their care. She loves going to nursery, talking about her friends and what she does there on her non-nursery days. The small class size in her room means she knows everyone.

Her speech and social skills have come on hugely in such a short time. I really would recommend Loretto Nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto 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 has only been attending for a few months however, in this time he has shown signs of development which I am extremely happy with. The staff are very welcoming and supportive. I have been very happy with the nursery so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son has had an extremely positive pre-school year at the Loretto Nursery. The attention to his care and education has been second to none in a relaxed, happy, cheerful, well-equipped and suitably furnished modern nursery environment a stones throw away from the Loretto Junior School campus. The dedication and enthusiasm of the staff is apparent every day with experienced, skilled nursery teaching and calm leadership clearly being key ingredients to its success. We were confident that each day we were leaving our son in safe hands and that everything was being done to prepare him for the next step - starting school. Our thanks to the manager and her team for all that they have done.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son settled into the nursery quickly and easily, and he seems to be enjoying his time there. For me, this is the strongest proof of the quality of the nursery. If I could suggest any improvement at all, that would be include some messy play activities in the child's days.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy my little girl really enjoys going to nursery and has become quite attached to the staff in her room. Management are very accommodating and do their best to support parents and children. The management team seem very hands on.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Loretto Nursery for a year and he loves it. He didn't settle into his previous nursery at all so I was expecting the usual tears and tantrums but it took only a few weeks for him to settle in and soon he was asking if he could go in on his days off.

How likely would you be to recommend Loretto Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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March 2017

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Suzie

Suzie Andrade

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Loretto Nursery Manager, Suzie Andrade has a professional qualification in childcare and ample experience working with children of all ages.