Proposal to Close Cameron House Nursery

Closed 22 Dec 2023

Opened 13 Nov 2023

Results updated 14 May 2024

At its meeting on Thursday 9 May 2024 the Council approved the recommendations in the outcomes report that Cameron House Nursery should be permanently closed. 

The Council has notified Scottish Ministers of its decision.  Under the terms of the School (Consultation) (Scotland) Act, people can make representation to Scottish Ministers in relation to this decision requesting that Scottish Ministers ‘call it in’.  The period for making representations to Scottish Ministers runs until midnight on 29 May 2024.

Representation should be made to:

or post to The Scottish Government, School Infrastructure Unit, 2A (South), Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.

Full details of the ‘call in’ process can be found on the Scottish Government website:

Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010: guidance - (



The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to permanently close Cameron House Nursery. Full details of the proposal can be found in the consultation paper

Cameron House Nursery was registered for 28 places but demand had dropped to just 4 in 2019, when it was registered as 'inactive'. The four children have since moved to the nearby Prestonfield Nursery.

Significant investment would be needed if Cameron House Nursery was to become operational again.

Why your views matter

The Council has a legal obligation to carry out a statutory consultation under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

The proposals put forward may have implications for families and we want to hear the views of anyone affected by these. All comments made during the statutory consultation period will be recorded and represented in a final report to be considered by Council in April 2023.


  • Public Consultation Meeting at Prestonfield Primary School

    From 29 Nov 2023 at 18:30 to 29 Nov 2023 at 20:30

    A chance to give your views, find out more information and discuss the proposals with representatives from the Council.

    Address: 9 Peffermill Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5LJ


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