Latest Nursery News January 2021

Links Nursery Duns remains open to provide care to the children of keyworkers from 7.30 am until 6 pm Monday to Friday. Some places are still available for children aged 0 to 5 years and we can offer full time, part time, term time and shift pattern contracts. Please also ask about our discounts, including our very generous discount for the children of emergency services personnel.
It is still possible to book a tour to view our premises during certain restricted hours, so please call our friendly manager Debbie on 01361 882377 or email us at Equally if you are seeking childcare for the period after lockdown ends, it is possible to register your child now, so please get in touch.

Homelearning experiences for your children during lockdown

From January 2021 we will be sending out a fortnightly plan of suggested learning experiences to do at home with your children if COVID restrictions mean they cannot attend nursery. This includes a variety of links for video stories and songs, some easy, fun learning experiences and games focusing on maths and literacy, and ideas to promote your child's health and wellbeing.

We are also offering story reading sessions via Zoom, with interactive chat and questions for children. Alternatively you can watch one of our storytelling videos on our Facebook page. We would love to hear about your children's learning at home so please do email and share with us what you have been enjoying.

To download the fortnightly plan of suggested learning experiences, please click on the appropriate link below:

Preschool (3 to 5 years) plan for weeks commencing 18th and 25th January.

Under 3s plan for weeks commencing 18th and 25th January.

If you need any extra support with home learning, please give us a call and we are happy to advise and support you as much as we can.

Health, Wellbeing and Safety

Links Duns has remained open throughout the COVID19 pandemic, initially doing vital work as a hub for the children of key workers, and from August until December last year open fully for all children. Currently revised lockdown restrictions mean a return to providing care for keyworker children only. We have focused on children's health and wellbeing, making children comfortable, reading stories, spending time outdoors in the garden and going for walks, and having fun. 


COVID operational safety guidelines are in place including new risk assessments, infection control procedures, new cleaning schedules and new procedures for drop off and pick up. These are all working well.  We want to reassure you that we are taking every step to ensure that your children are safe and well whilst still enjoying nurturing and stimulating play and learning experiences.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do let us know.



Links Nursery provides quality childcare, and a safe, nurturing learning environment for children aged 0 to 5. Our aim is to ensure all our children are welcomed, valued and cared for to the highest standard through supportive, nurturing and trusting relationships with their key person and other staff. We believe that the nursery experience is an important opportunity for your child to develop, grow and learn through a variety of exciting and challenging indoor and outdoor experiences in the company of other children.

Housed in an airy traditional stone building on Newtown Street in the heart of the Borders town of Duns, our nursery can accommodate a total of 36 children in our two spacious, well equipped children’s playrooms. We also have a lovely, large and inviting garden area to the rear. Serving Duns, the surrounding towns and villages and the wider Borders area, we are a very flexible nursery and offer a variety of childcare contracts including full time, part time, shift pattern and term time only options.  Our opening hours are 7.30am until 6pm. We have also gained council partnership provider status, and offer funded places for children aged 3 and over.

Links Nursery Duns it is part of a well-established, high quality group of four nurseries in Duns, Musselburgh, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. If you are looking for a quality early years nursery placement for your child, why not contact our manager Debbie Rendall on 01361 882377 to arrange to pop in for a tour of the nursery or to have chat about what we have to offer? Alternatively you can email us at We look forward to welcoming you and your family.