Happitots® Nursery Broughty Ferry

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.

Enquire about our Sister Nurseries

Sadly at the moment at Happitots Broughty Ferry, we are unable to take any new enquiries on at the moment unless you are looking for a place in the future. You are always welcome to join our waiting list free of charge. 

If you are still looking for a nursery in your area we do have our sister nurseries in proximity with some availability;

Dundee Nature Kindergarten and Corner House Perth

if you’d like to look at what these nurseries can offer you, you can do so here!


Your local nursery in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Happitots Broughty Ferry is a well-established and trusted nursery situated in the middle of Dundee.

We provide childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. We are open Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm and registered to care for up to 60 children. Our property is a large, beautiful building located minutes away from Dundee & Angus College and has convenient bus links to public transport, making us a perfect option for commuters. We also have our own car park, providing easy drop-off and collection for you and your family.

Our Unique Features

3–5-year-olds funded places available, Flexible Sessions available

Spacious, natural garden space for each age range

On-site chef


  • 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

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

Graham, H.

My daughter recently transferred to this nursery due to the pandemic. This was her third move in a year. As such, we were very apprehensive about how she would get on, but she has settled in amazingly and it’s all due to the staff. You get a sense that it isn’t just a job for them, they take a real interest in each child. We have been very impressed with the nursery so far.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside here at Happitots Broughty Ferry! Being active is, and should be, a big part of life and is a core element of our nursery ethos. Here at Happitots Broughty Ferry, we make the most of our wonderful outdoor space by getting our children outside every day.

We are fortunate to have an extensive outdoor area comprising of four large gardens, each having its own mud kitchen! We have a unique secluded woodland area allowing for outdoor play in a natural environment. Our children have opportunities to participate in outdoor play experiences when they wish and our gardens are easily accessible to all age groups. As well as time in our fabulous gardens we enjoy daily walks in the local community. 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, from wellington boots to sunglasses!

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 Broughty Ferry

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 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 Boughty Ferry, 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.


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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