In our Nursery class, we recognise that the best way for our children to learn is through purposeful play-based activities, which allow them to investigate and question the world around them while laying a secure foundation for future learning.

The Nursery environment and the extensive range of experiences the children have, help to nurture all aspects of their development and encourages them to become enthusiastic, confident, happy individuals with a love of learning.


As the children move up through the early years in the Pre-Prep, the small classes allow learning to be tailored to the individual to ensure that they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Literacy and Numeracy form the basis of the curriculum and the skills and knowledge gained enable our children to access and learn about the wider-world through topics which encompass History, Geography, Science, Technology, Art and Drama.

Educational visits also play a major role here in supporting learning in the classroom for all children aged between 3 and 8.

Pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills in French, Music, Drama and Physical Education with our specialist teachers and with our extra-curricular programme to experience a range of sporting, creative and charitable activities.

Cargilfield where everyday is an adventure

Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.

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