Shawfair House is a large detached farmhouse that has been transformed into a magical nursery incorporating fantastic outdoor space in it’s safe enclosed gardens. The nursery is situated near Sheriffhall Junction, adjacent to Shawfair Business Park and Ride, making it an ideal choice for busy commuting parents.
Every nursery day is different and the children are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves through play. Children explore the many stimulating experiences on offer and are motivated to achieve their full potential. Outdoor play is a huge focus and learning through nature and natural resources are provided both indoors and out. Our qualified and experienced staff have a caring and nurturing character, and they all ensure strong relationships are made with families. Our daily routine is flexible as we are responsive to the needs of the children within our 3 separate play areas.
Enjoy a Ball – Enjoy a Ball classes are action packed and full of fun sports designed to nurture and develop your child’s abilities, confidence and fitness, setting the building blocks for your child’s more complex and specialised skills. Some examples of the activities your child would take part in are throwing, catching, kicking, jumping and running (super-fast!).
Daisy’s Music Time – Music has been linked to brain development and so at Chapter One Childcare we know how important it is to your child’s early years. Daisy’s Music Time delivers live music to the children by qualified musicians allowing your child to take part and make music themselves.
Step It Up Dance – This hip hop dance class is for children aged between 18 months and 5 years. The classes are a fun way for little ones to enjoy music, movement and dance in a safe and encouraging environment.
The Drama Mill – This energetic theatre arts company has joined with Chapter One Childcare to provide exciting workshops within our Shawfair House nursery. Understanding the creativity children possess their ethos is to inspire and develop each child to make them feel 10ft tall.
Breakfast - comprising of cereals or porridge.
Morning snack - fresh fruit and milk.
Lunch - daily fresh meals are provided by our outside catering company, Union of Genius with healthy nutrition meals such as – wholesome soups, casseroles and mild curry dishes followed by yoghurt, berries and purees.
Afternoon snack - comprising of sandwiches, veggie sticks and dips and fresh fruit.
All food and refreshment are included within the fees.
Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.00pm
51 weeks of the year
Closed between Christmas and New Year
At Shawfair House we care for children between 3 months and 5 years.
All childcare vouchers are accepted including tax free childcare.
We are in partnership with Midlothian Council to provide ‘Good time to be 2’ funded places and pre-school funded places.