Happitots® Nursery Cove Bay

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 Cove Bay, Aberdeen

Our nursery is housed in a former residential property, with an extension to the rear of the building creating a substantial yet homely nursery setting. We are centrally located providing easy access to main routes and convenient links to public transport services. Our dedicated team focus on living up to their Grade 4 Care Inspectorate grades by providing the very best for children and caring for their education, health and wellbeing.

There is also ample on-street parking outside our nursery allowing for safe and easy drop-offs and collection. Our nursery has spacious, bright areas dedicated to each stage of development from birth to 5 years of age and our dedicated team focus on living up to their Grade 4 Care Inspectorate grades. We provide childcare from 7:30 am – 6 pm and are open all year round except for Christmas and New Year.

Our Unique Features

3–5-Year-Old Funding

Discounts Available Including Emergency Services Discount

Outdoor Learning

On-Site Chef


  • Monday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

 Meet Our Top Team

Hana Dalgarno

Deputy Manager – Currently on Maternity Leave

Kirsty Moir

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.

Parent Reviews

Janet, B

My grandson has settled well into the nursery since starting in March 2020. During the current situation, the procedures in place have kept me at ease knowing that my grandson’s safety and needs were a priority. Staff have been supportive and have engaged with me giving me a detailed handover at collection following the safe hand over procedures in place. My grandson has continued to thrive. I have enjoyed the access to the learning journals in place this allowed me to see his development and nursery experiences as we can’t share these in person.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside here at Happitots Cove Bay! We have a large outdoor play area for our 3-5 year olds, a separate garden for our 2-3 year olds and a smaller garden area for our babies.

All our outdoor areas provides children with opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in a safe and secure environment. The children love playing in our natural garden and helping take care of the environment. 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. Our surrounding areas include the beach, a park, fields and Cove Woodland Walk – all of which our children love to explore!

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 Cove Bay

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 can offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including government 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 (full fat and dairy-free)

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

Fees and Funding

Food and Nutrition

Here at Happitots Cove Bay, we have our very own qualified Nursery Chef who creates nutritionally balanced 4 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 or 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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