Happitots® Nursery Boddam

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

Your local nursery in Boddam, Aberdeenshire

Based in Boddam, Peterhead, we provide a caring and family-oriented environment to encourage your child’s development.

We place children at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to providing a learning environment where children feel valued and have great fun with a range of activities each week. Our fantastic staff team are well known for nurturing close relationships with the families and children in our care. The nursery has spacious, bright areas dedicated to each stage of development from birth to 5 years of age. Our opening times are from 7am to 6pm and we offer full-time and part-time sessions 50 weeks a year. We also work in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to provide funded places for eligible 2 year olds and pre-school children.

Our Unique Features

Discounts available inc. Emergency Services

2–5-year-olds funded places available

Onsite chef with experience in tailoring for allergies

Large Outdoor area


  • 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

Linda Adamson

Nursery Manager

Megan Buchan

Deputy Manager

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.

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Parent Reviews

Jackie, M

My daughter has been going to this nursery since she was 6 months old. It’s quite daunting when you decide to put your child to nursery, but I would not have her going to anywhere else. The level of care and attention given is second to none. Outdoor learning/play is high on the agenda which I think is great for kids to explore the outdoors. My daughter has made some great friends and close relationships with the “teachers” as she likes to call them. The facilities are great, food is of great choice and nutrition. Overall it gives you peace of mind that not only is your child being cared for properly but they are learning and having great fun at the same time.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside here at Happitots Boddam! Great use is made of our gardens, each of which is dedicated to different stages of development.

Our Babies can use a range of age-appropriate resources including a slide and trampoline. We have a messy mud kitchen and willow area which our Toddlers love playing in, zooming about on bikes and much more! There is also a large outdoor area that our pre-schoolers can access directly.

This area includes a concrete area for physical games, a grass area for active play, a mud kitchen for exploring, large climbing apparatus, a bug hotel, natural materials for construction and exploring, and a vegetable and flower garden where the children plant, observe and help grow vegetables and flowers.

We regularly take children out in our local community and offer opportunities for our children to visit the Local Park and beach. It is our belief that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing, so we ask that parents 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! Happitots Boddam Nursery is a registered ECO-Nursery and we are committed to teaching 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 Boddam

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 2-5 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 via ParentZone App
  • Regular 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 Boddam, 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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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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