Happitots Nursery Erskine

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 Erskine, Renfrewshire

We work in partnership with Renfrewshire Council in providing affordable, flexible high-quality early learning and childcare for you and your child.

We provide childcare for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age to learn, play and develop. We are open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 6 pm and registered to care for up to 69 children.

Our Unique Features

3–5-year-olds funded places available

Discounts available inc. Emergency Services

Large outdoor space

Extended opening hours to accommodate families’ needs

Times

  • 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

Nursery-Manager-Joanne-Middleton

Joanne Middleton

Nursery Manager

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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

Andrew, T

Our son has been at Erskine since 1 yr old – we found it after recommended by a friend. The staff and facility are amazing. Everyone who’s looked after him starting in the babies room and now the 2’s room have done everything they can to make him (& us) feel welcome. There’s plenty of space outdoors in the garden for playing with friends – which they do pretty much every day – and staff regularly take the kids out to explore the local area. On the way home, he’s always singing new songs he’s learnt and his clothes at the end of the day are often evidence of not only how messy and clumsy he is but also what a rich and creative experience he’s had (never a problem as it always washes out). He’s come on so much and absolutely loves going to nursery. Would recommend without hesitation.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside here at Happitots Erskine! Outdoor learning incorporates the entire range of learning experiences and allows children to learn and play in a relaxing, multi-sensory environment with the freedom to connect with the real world around them. It provides a new learning environment away from the indoor norm and can motivate children to learn and develop in a different way.

Regular access to fresh air is a priority for us and the children in our care. Being active is, and should be, a big part of life and is a core element of our nursery ethos. We make the most of our wonderful outdoor space by getting our children outside every day. As well as time in our fabulous gardens, we enjoy walks in the local communities, parks and forest areas. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!

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 Erskine

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
  • HP staff discount
  • Dargavel 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 Erskine, 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 and 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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