Children start in the nursery from the age of three, spending two years there before moving on to Primary 1. They stay in the Pre-Prep until Primary 3 at the age of 8 when they move into the Upper School and the main building. The Department is based in new, purpose built accommodation which has access to spacious play areas and gardens. The nursery class is led by Miss Victoria Griffiths and her team of nursery practitioners. Specialist teaching takes place throughout the Pre-Prep and includes French, Music, P.E, Scottish Country Dancing and Art.
The Nursery class is part of the City of Edinburgh Pre-School Partnership programme and parents benefit from having a proportion of their fees refunded from them.