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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.
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!
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Dawn our Nursery Manager and our management team thrive to deliver an excellent level of care and support for all children, families and her team. Dawn ensures her nursery provides a secure family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by dedicated staff in a safe environment.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
*Terms and conditions apply to our funding options and discounts. Contact us for more information.
Our nurseries offer a wide range of nursery activities and extras to enrich every child’s experience at nursery and to support busy parents.
Our qualified teachers work closely with our preschool children and their key workers to ensure that children make good progress within all aspects of their development in readiness for school.
Our nursery encourages children to celebrate festivals throughout the year. This is one of the best ways for children to learn about different religions and cultures by celebrating various world religious festivals, food tasting from different countries and dressing up in the national dress of their friends.
We believe that reading should be lots of fun, so we run a mini-library service to encourage children to share their favourite stories with their parents, and to help busy parents keep the bookshelf engaging at home! Our nurseries organise regular library visits as part of the learning process.
Thrive Childcare and Education understands the importance of promoting language and communication. Through our Every Child’s A Talker (ETAC) language programme, we seek to identify speech and language difficulties with an aim to providing detailed, age-appropriate language sessions in each of our nursery rooms. Babies and Toddlers have lots of fun at our Sing and Sign.
Our nurseries provide an extensive range of resources to encourage children to learn through play. We favour naturalistic learning resources and make fantastic use of our outdoor equipment, promoting free-flow and child-led learning.
Eco Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development issues. Our children love getting involved in their Eco Schools projects and learning about how to help protect the environment.
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and to understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to bring children, families and communities together. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are: sponsored toddles, superhero days, baking cakes to sell and garden parties.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year – caps, gowns, the works!
We encourage Heuristic Play with our 1–2-year-olds, embracing every child’s natural curiosity. Heuristic play involves offering children a range of different objects and receptacles with which they are encouraged to play freely without adult instruction.
We make use of our wonderful outdoor spaces and forest areas by encouraging children at our nurseries and Out of School Care clubs to plant, grow and tend to fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs throughout the year.
Our nurseries offer free settling-in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling-in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our E-Learning journals and Parent Zone app allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child’s participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. The nursery tablets we have offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Just another way we aim to make life run a little smoother for our families – many of our nurseries offer delivery acceptance. You can have deliveries/parcels/post sent to your nursery and collect anything when you come to the nursery for pick-up!
Daily Mile is physical activity and health and well-being in a social, outdoors context. It is not active play, physical education or outdoor learning, although participating in The Daily Mile can encourage curiosity and interest in outdoor environments in keeping with wider outdoor learning opportunities. The main goal is to increase daily activity.
Wherever we can we encourage children to partake in preparing their meals at nursery. We love to see our preschool children take pride in their culinary creations and enjoy healthy and delicious food.
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.
Our children have opportunities to excel as nursery gardeners with their very own vegetable patch!
Our children have opportunities to work with our Nursery Chef through weekly cooking and baking activities.
We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegeterian and Vegan.
We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your preference.
We are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements. Please speak to our Nursery Chef for more information.
We do not add additional salt or sugar. Where possible we purchase products with reduced salt and lower sugar.
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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