We are Thrive Childcare and Education. We believe in putting children first every time.

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.

Learn Through Play

Playing is a natural and enjoyable way for children to keep active, stay well and be happy.

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.

  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Resilience
  • Interaction
  • Social skills
  • Independence
  • Curiosity
  • Coping with challenging situations

Safety and Security

At Thrive Childcare and Education our primary concern is to keep children safe and protected from harm. All adults working with children have a duty of care to safeguard the wellbeing of children.

Our commitment to the safeguarding and promotion of the wellbeing of children is in-line with official government advice including:

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.

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Childcare Act 2006
  • Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements section of the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’
  • Scottish Government National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 and the Children and Young People Act 2014
  • National Health and Social Care Standards, in particular 3.20: I am protected from harm, neglect, abuse, bullying and exploitation by people who have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

Quality Education

Thrive Childcare and Education understands the importance of, and is fully committed to, the need for children to explore themselves, others and the world around them; to ensure that your child will get the best possible start in their education.

The teaching and learning methods we use at Thrive include:

  • Practitioners as Teachers
    Early Years Practitioners hold a range of qualifications from apprenticeships to postgraduate degrees, with many practitioners having specialist skills and interests through attending various courses.
  • Learning Through Play
    the main focus of our nursery day, as play is the natural way in which children explore, investigate, re-create, and come to understand, their world.
  • Preparation for School
    Our job is to help children be socially and emotionally ready for school, putting in the necessary foundations in place during each stage at nursery, ensuring that their emotional and physical wellbeing is the priority.

We consider what children need at each stage of development

baby

Baby

In the baby room we focus on developing attachments, getting to know babies and noticing their cues and non-verbal communications.

toddler

Toddler

In the toddler rooms children are finding their feet and discovering the awe and wonder of the world around them.

child painting smiling

Pre-school

In the Preschool room we nurture children’s developing independence and help to prepare them for the transition to school

lots of children outdoors happy

Holiday Club

With so much to do, your child is going to have so much fun they can handle

Come and take a look around.

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…

nursery indoors

Our curriculum

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…

Our Curriculum

Parent Reviews

Kerry, F.

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.

P, H

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.

Susan, S.

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.

Interested in Joining Our Team?

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.

Careers with Thrive