Happitots® Nursery Cumbernauld

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

Winner of daynurseries.co.uk Top 20 nurseries Scotland 2024!


Your local nursery in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire

Happitots Nursery & Crèche is situated in Cumbernauld town centre, on the third floor of the Antonine Shopping Centre, opposite the local library.

Our property is designed and finished to an exceptionally high standard creating a warm and homely atmosphere. There is also ample parking available, allowing for easy drop-offs and collections. Our nursery has spacious, bright areas dedicated to each stage of development from 2 weeks to 5 years of age. We provide childcare from 7 am to 6 pm and are open all year round except for Christmas.

As well as being a quality childcare centre, Happitots Cumbernauld also offers an hourly crèche service for children from 12 weeks to 5 years old.

Our Unique Features

Discounts available inc. Emergency Services and Shopping Centre staff

2–5-year-olds funded places available, Flexible Sessions available for shift workers

All-Inclusive childcare

Creche facility available


  • 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

Children's Nursery in Cumbernauld, Manager, Kathryn Brodie - Thrive Childcare and Education

Kathryn Brodie

Nursery Manager
Children's Nursery in Cumbernauld Deputy Manager Julie Anne Robertson - Thrive Childcare and Education

Julie Anne Robertson

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

Jan, N

Excellent nursery, I would highly recommend! This year with Covid has been strange but the nursery has kept everyone informed throughout and brought about the right procedures to keep everyone safe during this time and ensuring the children are still getting the best nursery experience they possibly can during this time.

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Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside at Happitots Cumbernauld! The nursery has separate outdoor play areas for each age group, which provide all our children with opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in a safe and secure environment.

We have a large rooftop garden that allows us to facilitate a variety of outdoor activities and learning opportunities. Our outdoor area is well resourced with quality, outdoor toys and equipment, suited for all ages. We have two houses, a caterpillar tunnel, a see-saw, wooden stumps and much more! 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 Walkodile Child Safety Systems and high-visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery

Happitots Nursery Cumbernauld is 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 Cumbernauld

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

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

Fees and Funding

Food and Nutrition

Here at Happitots Cumbernauld, 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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