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Providing inspiring childcare for children from birth to 11 years
We are excited and pleased to introduce you to the wonderful, passionate and committed team who are working at Thrive Childcare and Education. Please take a moment to read our story. We invite you and your family on an exciting journey of learning and development with Thrive.
Freely chosen play helps children and young people’s healthy development. To have good physical and mental health and to learn life skills, they need various unstructured play opportunities from birth until they’re teenagers.
Play improves the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves. They also learn skills they need for study, work and relationships.
Our commitment to the safeguarding and promotion of the wellbeing of children is in-line with official government advice including:
The teaching and learning methods we use at Thrive include:
In the baby room we focus on developing attachments, getting to know babies and noticing their cues and non-verbal communications.
In the toddler rooms children are finding their feet and discovering the awe and wonder of the world around them.
In the Preschool room we nurture children’s developing independence and help to prepare them for the transition to school
With so much to do, your child is going to have so much fun they can handle
We will guide you through every step to get the most out of our nurseries. Join our family across the UK. If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact us on the following details provided below or alternatively you can complete our online enquiry form also located below and we will get back to you as soon as possible…
Nature Kindergartens provides an enriched, outdoor, learning environment where your child can develop their interests whilst being fully immersed in nature.
Located across Scotland. We pride ourselves in providing excellence in childcare and early education for children aged from birth to 11 years.
Located across Scotland. Everything is included; from delicious, nutritionally balanced meals to nappies and wipes – we have everything covered.
Located throughout the North-West of England, providing excellence in childcare and early education for children aged from birth to 11 years.
As part of our curriculum, we are committed to ensuring children are physically active for a minimum of 3 hours per day. Physical Development Champions at each nursery are passionate about physical development and create and design specific activities based around movement, raising the heartbeat and exercising the cardiovascular system.
Our nursery encourages children to celebrate festivals throughout the year. This is one of the best ways for children to learn about different religions and cultures by celebrating various world religious festivals, food tasting from different countries and dressing up in the national dress of their friends.
We provide children with opportunities to explore the use of real tools and natural materials under our supervision. Risky play encourages the development of excellent motor skills, communication, concentration and co-ordination and gives our children enormous scope to engage with their surroundings.
We believe that reading should be lots of fun, so we run a mini-library service to encourage children to share their favourite stories with their parents, and to help busy parents keep the bookshelf engaging at home! Our nurseries organise regular library visits as part of the learning process.
Thrive Childcare and Education understands the importance of promoting language and communication. Through our Every Child’s A Talker (ETAC) language programme, we seek to identify speech and language difficulties with an aim to providing detailed, age-appropriate language sessions in each of our nursery rooms. Babies and Toddlers have lots of fun at our Sing and Sign.
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers our children opportunities to develop their self-confidence through hands-on learning experiences in our woodland gardens and outdoor classrooms.
Our nurseries provide an extensive range of resources to encourage children to learn through play. We favour naturalistic learning resources and make fantastic use of our outdoor equipment, promoting free-flow and child-led learning.
Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development issues. Our children love getting involved in their Eco-Schools projects and learning about how to help protect the environment.
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others who are less fortunate than themselves and to understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to bring children, families and communities together. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are: sponsored toddles, superhero days, baking cakes to sell and garden parties.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year – caps, gowns, the works!
We encourage Heuristic Play with our 1 to 2-year-olds, embracing every child’s natural curiosity. Heuristic play involves offering children a range of different objects and receptacles with which they are encouraged to play freely without adult instruction.
We make use of our wonderful outdoor spaces and forest areas by encouraging children at our nurseries and Out of School Care clubs to plant, grow and tend to fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs throughout the year.
Our nurseries offer free settling-in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our E-Learning journals and Parent Zone app allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child’s participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Just another way we aim to make life run a little smoother for our families – many of our nurseries offer delivery acceptance. You can have deliveries/parcels/post sent to your nursery and collect anything when you come to the nursery for pick-up!
Daily Mile is physical activity and health and well-being in a social, outdoors context. It is not active play, physical education or outdoor learning, although participating in The Daily Mile can encourage curiosity and interest in outdoor environments in keeping with wider outdoor learning opportunities. The main goal is to increase daily activity.
Wherever we can we encourage children to partake in preparing their meals at nursery. We love to see children take pride in their culinary creations and enjoy healthy and delicious food.
My son has attended Happitots every day for four years. He has loved learning to swim, and the dance classes in particular. My daughter has now been attending for two years and is enjoying it just as much. She is also learning to swim and speak Spanish. The staff go above and beyond, and I’m always happy to leave my children in their care.
My experience with Happitots Baillieston has been incredible – from the manager, to the staff I had the pleasure of coming across. Happitots Baillieston has always had a friendly and polite atmosphere that’s welcoming to families. It has been a joy to see my daughter so happy.
Our son has attended Baillieston on a full-time basis for 9 months, and is now starting school. The care and education he has received has been exceptional – the staff are fabulous. Our son loved the Spanish and swimming lessons once a week, all included in the fees. Overall, this nursery is outstanding for their reliability, communication, and professionalism.
Thanks to Early Years Practitioners, our children become familiar with letters, numbers, colours, and shapes, as well as play and problem-solving skills. Our teams are friendly, fun and dedicated to making every day special. There really is no better time to join our ambitious team. We’re growing fast and are passionate about developing our people and we recognise individual’s potential through promotion opportunities.
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