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Julie McMorrine

Julie McMorrine - Nursery Founder and Owner

Welcome to our Blossom Tree Children's Nursery website.  My name is Julie, and I am the nursery founder and owner. 


I have always had a strong passion for working with children, and hold an HNC Childcare and Education and a Degree in Childhood Practice from Edinburgh University.  Prior to opening Blossom Tree I worked in a range of child focused roles with Edinburgh Council, ESMS, and the NSPCC / ChildLine.


In 2011 I made the exciting decision to open Blossom Tree Children's Nursery, a small, family friendly and child centred Nursery environment for children 3 months - school age.  Over the years the nursery, staff team and my role in the nursery has grown and developed, and through word of mouth we have gone from strength to strength.


In addition to my role supporting the Manager and team at Blossom Tree, I am a mother of two girls, Farrah (age 6) and Esmae (age 2).  I adore spending time with them, as well as being a busy working mum behind the scenes of Blossom Tree!

Nicola Gallagher

Nicola Gallagher - Nursery Manager


Nicola is our on-site Nursery Manager who has been a part of the Blossom Tree team since 2013.  Nicola is fully qualified in both her SVQ Level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development, and SVQ Level 4 in Leadership and Management.


Throughout the day you will find Nicola overseeing the day to day running of the nursery.

Our Staff


Blossom Tree is committed to providing staff with learning opportunities and training for Continual Professional Development. We ensure all staff have a thorough induction to the Nursery and are given fundamental training in first aid, child protection and food hygiene. We believe in having shared aims and goals throughout the Nursery, creating a common vision for the future.


In order to provide excellent learning experiences for our children, we start by looking at the training and motivational needs of our staff.


Happy staff, Happy Children, Happy parents!