Pear Tree Nursery is run from a large detached stone built property, which was originally the head master’s house for the infant school. The building is set over 2 floors with upstairs used solely for under 2s and the downstairs for the 2 – 5 age groups. We have a large completely enclosed garden which covers approximately half an acre and a large private car park to the side of our building.
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Meet the team
Gillian joined Pear Tree Nursery in 2005. Gillian has worked in childcare since 1989 and is NNEB & PDA qualified with a level 9 qualification in Childhood Studies.
In her spare time Gillian enjoys spending time with her two children.
Colette is a mother of 2 and she enjoys getting away in her caravan and enjoys going for nice walks and cycles on her bike.
Deputy Manager/Room Lead Fox Cubs
Emma moved to the Fox Cubs room in September 2017 to become the room supervisor. Emma has obtained her certificates in Child Protection, Paedeatric First Aid and many more. Emma’s passion is to input schematic play into the Fox Cubs room to allow a different interpretation of the children’s play
Room Lead Owl Babies
In her spare time she likes to spend it with her daughter.
Room Lead Eagle Explorers
Sarah joined Pear Tree nursery in November 2020 and is a fully qualified and GTCS registered primary teacher. Her degree qualification was with a specialism in early years. Before coming to Pear Tree she was working as a supply teacher in Fife, teaching the curriculum across early, first and second level.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring the outdoors and being auntie to four fast-growing toddlers.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children and going out for a run when she can!
Pear Tree Nursery is in partnership with East Lothian Council to provide 1140 hours of Funded Early Learning and Childcare to eligible children. Please see the attached 1140 Hours Information Sheet for further information. If you have any queries on the 1140 hours please contact the office. We require both applications to be completed to apply for 1140 hours.
We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year. We are closed for 2 weeks over Christmas in line with East Lothian Council school closure.
Our sessions run from 7.30am to 1pm, 1pm until 6pm (a late pick up fee can be arranged subject to an additional charge) and a full day session 7.30am until 6pm. Extra sessions can be booked throughout the year subject to availability. We recommend that a minimum of 4 sessions are booked to ensure your child settles well at nursery and a minimum of 2 sessions is required.
We also offer a 7.00 am start and a 6.30pm finish subject to an additional booking fee.
|0 – 2 Years||2 – 5 Years|
|Full-time discounted rate||£1131.04||£1092.08|
A late pick up charge of £7.50 for 15 minutes applies but we would encourage all parents to pick up their children timeously. We recommend arriving at nursery at least 10 minutes before closing to ensure a smooth handover and that you have time to find out what your child has been doing at nursery during the day
A £50 registration fee is payable together with a £100 refundable deposit to secure a nursery place. The deposit will be returned when your child leaves nursery. One months’ notice is required.
Fees are payable monthly in advance by Direct Debit on the 1st of the month. Fees are calculated by taking your child’s weekly fees multiplying this by 50 weeks then dividing by 12 months to get your set monthly fee. If your child starts or leaves mid-month then they will be charged for the actual sessions attended in these months.
The nursery accepts tax free childcare (full information can be found at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk on how to apply/eligibility. This can save some families up to £2000 in childcare costs).
We also continue to accept all childcare vouchers (these are no longer available for new families to sign up to).
The above fees include a full cooked lunch and tea prepared by our in house chef using locally sourced ingredients. Snack and a drink of milk or water is also included. Nappies and wipes can be supplied at an additional charge. Please see our sample menu attached.
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Eagle Explorers Room
The 3-5 year old children have a large open plan room with direct access to our lovely secluded nursery garden. There is plenty of space for the children to move around and explore the many activities on offer. The children have free flow access to all areas in the room where they can enjoy a wide range of free play and structured activities such as painting, sand, water and play dough. We have a writing table, cosy corner, construction area, house corner and the children love our Smartboard. All our staff are fully qualified and follow the Curriculum for Excellence Framework.
Fox Club Room
The Fox Cubs room is for children aged 2-3 years and has a wide choice of activities available. There is a house corner, book corner and various table-top activities as well as water and sand play. Patio doors from the room allows easy access to the garden. All our staff are fully qualified and follow the Pre Birth to Three document. The children have access to the garden on a daily basis.
Owl Babies Room
This room cares for babies from 3 months old to 2 years of age. The staff provide a relaxing atmosphere with a wide range of toys and activities, stimulating all areas of development. The babies have access to their own enclosed garden and go out for regular walks around Haddington to feed the ducks, go to the park, library etc. Our staff team are fully qualified and follow the Pre Birth to Three Document.
The nursery has a large safe and secure garden with a wide range of equipment such as a large wooden train, climbing frame with chute, wooden play house, swings, sandpit and a wide selection of bikes and push along toys. The children can play with sand and water play, as well as the many other activities which can be transferred from inside to outside. The children have access to our outdoor classroom and enjoy growing vegetables and fruit in our greenhouse and vegetable patch.
Pear Tree Nurseries are proud to be a Forest School member. Want to know more? Just follow the link below for all you need to know.
To provide a balanced, coherent, progressive learning environment
To provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment
To provide children with opportunities within their day for rest and play
To encourage children to form good relationships with their peers and adults
To provide suitable and sufficient resources
To work effective as a team to promote staff development
To support the children
To encourage parents to have an active role in the nursery
To promote independence, confidence, celebrate diversity and equal respect
To provide an inclusive service
To follow the eco code designed by our stakeholders
To ensure all service users understand the importance of play in the development of the child
Where to find us
Our nursery locations
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1 West Road