E-Learning Journals 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. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
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.
Eco Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development education issues. Our children love getting involved in their Eco Schools projects and learning about how to help protect the environment.
Our nursery enjoys great ties with our local community and we are often out and about visiting local sights and getting involved in events. We enjoy visits to the local parks, have good community links with the local nursing home, supermarkets, soft play and pet shop.
We celebrate Christmas by putting on a wonderful Christmas show for friends and family each year at South Lanarkshire College. There’s always much excitement in preparing for the show as we learn songs and organise our special dress ups!
All children join us for a special annual nursery trip in June each year. Recent trips have included a visit to the local soft play centre and Chaterhault County Park.
In recognition that education begins in the home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with monthly newsletters and parent’s evenings twice a year. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our group social media accounts; Happitots Facebook, Happitots Twitter and Happitots Instagram.
Settling In Sessions
Our nursery offers 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.
We are lucky to have bi-lingual staff who are able to support children in their first language, or in exploring new languages. This helps children settle well into nursery and provides opportunity to celebrate children's cultures and heritage. We currently have staff fluent in Polish .
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and understand how to help. Our fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to bring families and communities together.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year—caps, gowns, the works!
Physical Development Champion
Physical Development Champion is a programme that supports children’s movement for a minimum of three hours per day in line with government guidelines. Our practitioners look at ways everyday routines and activities can be adapted to encourage fine and gross motor physical development in a fun way, limiting the time that children are sitting down.
Our Interactive Smart Boards offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.