Happitots® Nursery Thornliebank

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 Thornliebank, Glasgow

This nursery in East Renfrewshire is perfectly placed near Rouken Glen Park and partnering with East Renfrewshire Council. There is access to the great outdoors and local libraries where children can learn and develop their skills.

This Happitots location offers a convenient location for many families, being within close commute of the M77 motorway, Silverburn Shopping Centre and Glasgow’s Southside. We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Our Unique Features

3 to 5-year-old funding

Discounts available inc. Emergency Services

Offers close commuter links to M77 for drop off as well as vast transportation links to our wider community.

Recently renovated to a high standard, with links to our local community, library and recreational grounds to play in!


  • 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

 Meet Our Top Team

Dawn Brown

Deputy 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

Kirsty, M

My son started at Thornliebank Nursery right after lockdown. The process from all of the staff was exceptional. This was my son’s first nursery as I was starting back work after maternity. My son settled in right away and the staff made this easy for me leaving him in their care with updates and photos of him having fun! He has now been at the nursery for 3 months and I am so glad I made the decision to put him into this nursery. He receives a hot lunch every day which is always different and nutritional! They go for walks, they have fun activities and I get a daily update of what he has done that day in his diary. I am extremely happy with everything about this nursery and the staff.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside here at Happitots Thornliebank, our nursery in Renfrewshire! 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 Thornliebank

Our nursery in Renfrewshire has a curriculum which 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 via ParentZone App
  • Regular newsletters and parent evenings
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  • 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

We offer children a healthy, balanced lunch which is delivered by a carefully selected catering company. Breakfast and snacks are also provided.

In creating our meals, we take into account ‘Setting the Table’ Nutritional Guidance and Food Standards for Early Years Childcare Provision in Scotland. We tailor menus based on child and parent feedback whilst ensuring all individual allergy and dietary requirements are adhered to. At Happitots, we advocate meal times as social occasions where children can interact as well as become independent in their choices and feeding themselves.


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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