St John Vianney Primary Early Learning and Childcare

The newly built nursery is now open and has been designed with a nurturing, holistic and natural environment to support children’s learning and development.

The building has been designed with flexible open plan spaces, with free flow access directly to the outdoor spaces to allow the children to follow their interests while they learn. 

The nursery will have a capacity of 110 children in total. 80 of these spaces will be for children aged 3- 5 years old. The remaining 30 spaces are for eligible two-year olds who qualify for a place. 


3-5-year olds
In accordance with City of Edinburgh Council admissions policy, children are eligible for a space at the setting from the first intake after their third birthday. You can access the admissions policy on the link below:

Terrific 2’s
Children who qualify for these spaces can join us a week after their 2nd birthday. More information on eligibility can be found using the link below:

Attendance Patterns

When the new setting opens in 2022, our three attendance patterns will be as follows:

Term time – 30 hours per week
Monday – Thursday (8:30am – 3:00pm)
Friday (8:30am – 12:30pm)

Full year – AM/PM placement, 5 days per week

Full Year – 2-day placement, 10-hour days
Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday and Thursday

A number of additional ten-hour days to take on Fridays through the year, known as flexi Fridays. See calendar below for your child’s allocation, if relevant.

Specified Fridays calendar: 

Nursery Applications
Please find below the form for nursery applications

When handing in an application form please bring one form of identification for your child (birth certificate or passport) and proof of address e.g. council tax letter or utility bill.

You can access more information on nurseries and childcare within the area on the City of Edinburgh Council website.


Senior Management Team

Headteacher: Mr Kelly
Depute (Acting): Mr Andrews

Senior Early Years Officer: Mr Cameron
Senior Early Years Officer: Miss Kelley

Staff Team

Early Years Officer: Miss Milton
Early Years Officer: Miss Wysocka
Early Years Officer: Miss Hart

Early Years Practitioner: Mrs Inglis
Early Years Practitioner: Miss Viquerat
Early Years Practitioner: Mrs Routledge
Early Years Practitioner: Mrs Haydari

Early Years Assistant: Mrs Grealis
Early Years Assistant: Mr Martin

Domestic Assistant: Mrs Fong

Janitorial Staff: Michael 

Contact Us 

St John Vianney RC primary school
17 Ivanhoe Crescent
EH16 6AU

St John Vianney Early learning and childcare
16 Glenvarloch Crescent
EH16 6AP

Tel: 0131 529 3708
Twitter: @stjohnvianneyPS