Happitots Nursery Baillieston

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

Your local nursery in Baillieston, Glasgow

With a reputation for providing high-quality childcare our nursery commits to creating a home away from home atmosphere for children and parents to feel comfortable and confident in our setting. We provide childcare for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Our nursery is housed in a stunning, detached, stone villa with a separate, purpose-built unit for our babies. We are conveniently located near the motorway network and many public transport services are available near us, making us the perfect option for commuters. We are open throughout the year from 8am– 6pm and offer full-time and part-time sessions. We also work in partnership with Glasgow City Council to provide 3–5-year-old partial funding for eligible families.

Our Unique Features

3–5-year-old funding

Discounts available inc. Emergency Services

Experienced, long-standing team

On-site chef and home-cooked meals and snacks

Times

  • Monday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Friday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

 Meet Our Top Team

Wilma McFarlane

Nursery Manager

Natalie Reid

Deputy Manager
team member

Lynne Gollogly

Room Senior

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

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.

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.

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.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside at Happitots Baillieston! Each of our 4 rooms has its own separate inviting outside space, all appropriately set up for their age groups. All of our outdoor areas provide children with opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in a safe and secure environment.

The children love playing in our gardens which offer a variety of activities including mud kitchens, water play, outdoor classrooms and many more resources to promote safe and fun outdoor play. As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. Our youngest children are often seen out in our double buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing – so we ask parents to provide their children with appropriate clothing for all types of weather.

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 Baillieston

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

Here at Happitots Baillieston, we have our very own qualified Nursery Chef who creates nutritionally balanced 3 week rolling menus.

Our menus are designed to give your little one the very best start in life. We make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development. Whenever possible we source our food locally and organically, including seasonal vegetables and fruit into our menus. Our children have a choice of milk or water to drink throughout the day.

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Growing our own Vegetables

Our children have opportunities to excel as nursery gardeners with their very own vegetable patch!

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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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