Welcome to the nursery frequently asked questions page. If you find that your question has not been answered please don't hesitate to contact the nursery management team who will do everything possible to get your the information you need.
We provide healthy snacks in the morning and the afternoon, including either milk or water.
At lunch time we provide lunches. These are prepared externally by the City of Edinburgh Council and delivered to us just in time for lunch. The cost of these are included in your fees.
If you wish your child to have breakfast at Nursery this is absolutely fine, all you need to do is bring along their cereal or what you wish them to have and we will give this to them. Please note there is no need to provide cows milk.
If your child is in the Baby or Tweenie Room and you would like us to give them their dinner, then please provide us with this and we shall give this to them. Please note we are only licensed to heat up meals by microwaving them.
Any parent wishing to pick up their child later by even 10-15 minutes, should ring to let us know in order for us to staff the nursery accordingly – this may not always be possible due to nursery staffing arrangements.
Parents/Guardians, who collect their children late without prior agreement, will be subject to a pro-rata charge of £20 per hour.
As our insurance does not cover us for children on our premises prior to 08:00am we, unfortunately, cannot admit any child before this time.
We will provide wipes and cream.
You must provide nappies, any medication and sun cream.
For security reasons, the child may only be picked up by those persons booked on the registration form.
Any changes will only be accepted in writing and the person concerned must be introduced to the child's key carer.
Under NO circumstances will a child be allowed to leave the premises unaccompanied or with an unauthorised person or with a person who appears to be unfit to look after the child's safety or who is under severe influence of alcohol or drugs.
It is the responsibility of the parents to keep us informed of any changes in contact numbers.
The Nursery Manager then has responsibility for ensuring all nursery records are updated accordingly.
Leaps and Bounds Nursery is registered under the Children's Act 1989 and as such follows the guidelines set by the Local Authority. Our first priority is towards the children in our care.
In any instances of suspected child abuse, the matter would be dealt with firstly by the Nursery and then by Social Services Department if necessary. We are legally obliged to operate under the Authority's guidelines.
Leaps and Bounds Nursery reserves the right to terminate a child's place at the nursery with immediate effect in the event that any fees remain unpaid or where any of the terms and conditions are breached or termination of a place is considered to be in the best interests of the nursery.
Yes we accept all childcare vourchers.
Leaps and Bounds has a comprehensive Health and Hygiene Policy which all staff are continually assessed against.
We operate the highest standards of hygiene in the nursery in both facility cleansing and specifically when changing nappies, administering first aid and when dealing with any body fluids.
This is to protect both our staff and the children within our care from the possibility of transmission of any diseases.
If you need any more information then please use the link below to send a question to the nursery manager. Leaps and Bounds management will do all we can to meet your needs.
0131 339 1490
56A Drum brae North
0131 333 2679
15 Main Street
Leaps and Bounds is open between 0800 and 18:00 daily.
0800 - 1300
1330 - 1800
More information about opening hours and attendance.
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We believe that all children are unique and develop at their own pace. Each child is treated with respect and provided with the opportunity to engage in stimulating activities.
We aim to keep each child happy and well cared for in a fun atmosphere while re-enforcing respect for parents, friends, teachers and other cultures in our multi-national communities.
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