Happitots® Nursery Inverkip

Our Thrive Happitots Nurseries provide quality childcare and education throughout Scotland. Each, including this children’s nursery in Inverkip, is individual, safe and provides a home from home environment where we put children first every time.

Your local nursery in Inverkip, Inverclyde

Our dedicated team focus on living up to their Grade 5 Care Inspectorate grades by providing the very best for children and caring for their education, health and wellbeing in collaboration with Inverclyde and North Ayrshire Councils and parents.

We provide childcare for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age to learn, play and develop. Our opening times are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm and we are registered to care for up to 76 children

Our Unique Features

3–5-year-old funding

Discounts available inc. Emergency Services

Access to park, Marina and forest for walks

Home from home atmosphere


  • Monday 7:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 7:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 7:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday 7:00 – 18:00
  • Friday 7:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

 Meet Our Top Team

Clarice-Bell-Nursery-Manager Happitots Nursery,Inverkip

Clarice Bell

Nursery Manager
Ashley Hagan, team leader at children's nursery, Happitots Nursery Inverkip

Ashley Hagan

Team Leader
Shannon Gray, team member at children's nursery, Happitots Nursery Inverkip

Shannon Gray

Early Years Practitioner

Our Brochure

We will guide you through every step of your childcare journey and help you discover everything you need to know about our nursery. Come and join our family across the UK. If you have any questions or enquiries, please feel free to contact us using the contact details at the foot of this page. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form also located below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Parent Reviews

Lucy, M

My daughter has always enjoyed her time at nursery and is comfortable with the staff and surroundings. All the staff are always very welcoming, positive and seem to know all the children and they treat them as little individuals with their own unique personalities. Activities and toys are changed daily, keeping the children well entertained. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to other parents.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside here at Happitots Inverkip! Outdoor learning incorporates the entire range of learning experiences and allows children to learn and play in a relaxing, multi-sensory environment with the freedom to connect with the real world around them.

It provides a new learning environment away from the indoor norm and can motivate children to learn and develop in a different way. Regular access to fresh air is a priority for us and the children in our care. Being active is, and should be, a big part of life and is a core element of our nursery ethos. We make the most of our wonderful outdoor space by getting our children outside every day.

As well as time in our fabulous gardens we enjoy walks in the local communities, parks and forest areas. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!

As well as our dedication to the children, we are committed to being an environmentally friendly nursery, making changes wherever we can in order to make the world a cleaner place! We are a registered ECO-Nursery and are committed to teach our children about their environment and the effect we have on it in our day to day lives.

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Education at Happitots Inverkip Day Nursery

Our curriculum includes a Realising the Ambition: Being Me framework in conjunction with Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence approach that offers hands-on perspectives to encourage the skills your child will need in the nursery and beyond:

  • Mathematics: Integrating numbers into real-life routines
  • Schematic Play: Quality learning environment providing the potential for children’s creativity skills and allowing them to follow their own interests confidently
  • Listening, Attention and Speaking: Teaching children to express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using complete sentences
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Education
  • STEM Activities: Building and problem solving using science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Ensuring children are physically active from birth and meet the Chief Medical Officers (2019) guidelines of a minimum of 3 hours per day
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Our Nursery Fees and Funding

We always offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including 3-5 years old government’s funded childcare. To find out more information on pricing and availability, please request a call back and we will be in touch shortly.

Our fees include:

  • Quality Early Years Care and Education
  • Healthy, well balanced menu for all children
  • Access to a wide range of quality resources and equipment
  • E-Learning Journals and Interactive App
  • Monthly newsletters and parent evenings
  • Free Settling in Sessions
  • Nappies, wipes & a variety of milk
  • Emergency Services discount (Inc. NHS)
  • Sibling discount

*Terms and conditions apply to our funding options and discounts. Contact us for more information.

Fees and Funding

Food and Nutrition

We offer children a healthy, balanced lunch which is delivered by a carefully selected catering company. Breakfast and snacks are also provided. In creating our meals, we take into account ‘Setting the Table’ Nutritional Guidance and Food Standards for Early Years Childcare Provision in Scotland.

We tailor menus based on child and parent feedback whilst ensuring all individual allergy and dietary requirements are adhered to. At Happitots, we advocate meal times as social occasions where children can interact as well as become independent in their choices and feeding themselves.

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Cooking and Baking Activities

Our children have opportunities to work with our Nursery Chef through weekly cooking and baking activities.

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Vegetarian and Vegan

We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegeterian and Vegan.

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Dairy-Free Milk

We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your preference.

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Dietary Requirements

We are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements. Please speak to our Nursery Chef for more information.

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No added Sugar or Salt

We do not add additional salt or sugar. Where possible we purchase products with reduced salt and lower sugar.

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Allergies and First Aid

Our staff are trained in First Aid and our Nursery Chef is experienced in catering for allergies. You are more than welcome to meet with our Chef to discuss your requirements.

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