Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire College, College Way, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0NE

Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Happitots South Lanarkshire day nursery is situated in a stunning, light and spacious new build within South Lanarkshire College campus. The nursery is open to college students and the community. Happitots' ethos reflects that of the college with a passion for learning and education.

Happitots has three playrooms that are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. Each playroom has access to an outdoor play area offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.

Happitots work in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council to offer funded pre-school places.

Happitots South Lanarkshire is a member of the NDNA and is an Eco Schools Centre.

Included in fees is a quality early years care and education, freshly made, healthy meal and snacks and a celebration of festivals throughout the year, local outings, e-learning journals, tablets & smartboards, speech and language therapy and a nursery teacher is available.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Tracy Shields (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Lanarkshire Council

Number of Staff: 25

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 75

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1830

When Closed: Public Holidays, Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: FREE Funded sessions available

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.895)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 36 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.895 for Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire is calculated as follows: ( (390 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 430 Ratings = 4.895

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire is based on 16 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 15 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    34
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    35
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire

  • Mother of Child
    31
  • Father of Child
    5

Since our daughter joined this nursery she has come on leaps and bounds. The staff are what makes this nursery with their positive attitude and their desire to help with whatever obstacle your child could be met with. They go above and beyond expectations.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a brilliant nursery. The staff are extremely friendly and never fail to go out their way to help or give advice. My little girl currently attends the nursery and is in the baby room. She is always happy to go into the nursery and see her new friends. She has picked up so much since starting the nursery, from doing actions to songs, trying to say the words, washing and drying her hands. It's amazing how much she has developed and its only been a few months. I can't thank the staff enough. Also, I love that the playrooms have security locks and any adult cant just walk into the room without staff permission. I feel at ease knowing my little girl is safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Happitots provides high-quality childcare in a fun and exciting environment. Since joining the nursery, my son has developed in so many ways. He is more confident and looks forward to going into nursery every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Fantastic nursery, the development of my son has been fantastic. Lovely, friendly and dedicated staff always have the best interests of my son at the forefront of what they do. I have recommended the nursery to everyone that I know and in the future, I would only consider this nursery for my younger child even although we live 20 minutes away

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is the best nursery my daughter has ever attended. The staff care so much about every child and work individually to their full potential and do such a wide range of activities with them. They have moulded my daughter into a confident little girl who will happily share and play with others when she previously struggled with that. There has never been a day where she hasn't wanted to go to nursery and that itself speaks volumes.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My daughter started in the babies class last summer, she was still crawling and that was really the bulk of her ability. I was so nervous leaving her while studying at the enjoining college but it's been the best thing I've ever done. She has come on leaps and bounds, not only physically but mentally. The amount of language she speaks for her age, she counts to 11 she can say (sing) her full alphabet, she engages with staff and other kids and it's so amazing to see and makes me so proud when I read her journal. She will be moving on after summer into the toddler class and I can't wait to see her grow and become more confident and make more friends

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my sons have been attending Happitots since August 2016 and they both really enjoy it. The staff are very friendly and always keep me up to date with everything that's happening. Highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has settled into Happitots SLC so well due to such lovely people working there. He has come on in leaps and bounds in his numeracy, colours, shapes and animals etc. He has gained lots of confidence with regards to playing with other children and learning to share with them. He regularly talks to me at home about the friends he has made and also the staff in the Toddler Room. I also think it's a great benefit having access to the Learning Journal which I log on to several times a week to have a look at what activities he has been doing that week and this is always documented by pictures which is lovely to see. He really enjoys going into nursery and this means I can go and study knowing I have left my little boy in safe hands and in a lovely environment that he can continue to learn and have fun. Thanks again to all the staff at Happitots.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My first son attended Happitots for 3 years and my second son now attends and has done for the past year. The staff are fantastic, very good at their job. The nursery manager goes over and above the expectations of her job role. I know my children are safe and are learning when they are at nursery. I can go to work knowing they are happy and content when at Happitots.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Happitots Nursery at South Lanarkshire college since he was around 18 months. Throughout his time here, he has developed further than both myself and his father could have imagined. During his third year attending the nursery, he was diagnosed with ASD. This came as no surprise as I had suspected this since he was 6 months old. My praise to the staff at this nursery cannot be put into words. I had been back and forth to my G.P. and (numerous) health visitors crying out for answers but to no avail. Then Happitots stepped in. The manager and all staff have consistently, time and time again, went above and beyond their job roles to care for and support my son. They have nurtured and encouraged him to develop and progress, so much so, that he now has an ASD base placement for beginning school in August. I owe my son's future to every single member of staff. They don't do this job for their paycheck, they do it through their passion and to make a difference.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing nursery. My son loves it and has come on so much. Staff are so friendly and kids are well fed well and looked after. Every time I go into collect my son they are always busy doing activities or playing games. Highly recommend Happitots.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm a student at SLC and was extremely worried about leaving my 2 year old daughter for such long hours in the day. From the very first day visiting the nursery I felt welcomed and comfortable in their environment. The staff are incredible and took such a personal interest in myself and my daughter. From her settling in day I knew right away that she was going to love it there. I've gone from having an all too clever almost 2 year old to having a ridiculously polite, smart and sociable 26 month old girl, and it's all down to this nursery - there isn't a day that goes by that my daughter doesn't learn something new. I especially love the online journal and daily diary sheets that keep me up to date on how she has been.

SLC is out the way of where I live but next year it will be my first choice college again purely so my daughter can continue her place at this amazing nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff are so friendly and approachable. As soon as you enter the nursery you sense the welcoming atmosphere where it is clear the staff truly care about each and every child. My children thrived here and became so confident in a very small amount of time. First place I truly felt comfortable leaving them.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery has been a fantastic help with my son! He never ever cries going in. He enjoys walking in because the staff are amazing! The learning journals that they offer you are even better because you can see what your child has been up to and also see more milestones that we are missing out on when they are attending nursery! Can't thank this nursery enough for what they have done.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Going back to college after having a baby was exciting until I had anxiety about leaving her with anyone. But this all changed after the fab staff helped me and my daughter in anyway they could and just made the transition easy!
My daughter loves going to nursery and loves all the staff. She has come on great from only being 6 months old when she first went into now she is walking, babbling and just a smart happy lil girl. Such a great nursery with a great atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am delighted with Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire. Our son has developed into a confident and interactive little boy, who is bouncing up and down with excitement on arrival. The care has been superb, and the attention to detail is second to none. The staff are thorough in their approach to care plans and the child's needs. All children appear content and enjoy the various activities open to them. The use of e-learning journal has allowed us to keep up to date with what he gets up to during the day, and continue with this at home. Also, gives us some ideas for games and things to do. The outdoor space is well used and he enjoys going for outdoor walks. Highly recommended

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We're very happy with all the nursery staff. They are very helpful, communicative and are always open to listen to suggestions and feedback. The staff that have been working with my child are capable, professional and very patient, but overall I can see how they love and enjoy their job, always super communicative and attentive to explain all aspects and details of the development of my son. My child seems to enjoy every second he spent in the nursery and he cannot wait to return after summer. Special mention to the the manager, what an asset they have, always willing to run the extra mile and super professional.
We're absolutely happy with the nursery and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a very professional and qualify establishment to look after your kids while you're in work or studying.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery was recommended to me from another nursery that was full and I think that speaks volumes! I Recommend on a daily basis and can not speak highly enough of the staff! The manager is in a league of her own and her influence is noticeable in every staff member. My daughters have both gone to happy tots since 18 months old and I have never once questioned or worried about the nursery. My eldest is now excelling at school and I truly believe that's down to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have two children who have attended from a young age and my youngest has a year to go. I have always felt comfortable leaving my kids at this nursery and feel that staff really know my children. The two ladies who run the nursery are absolute stars and have bent over backwards to help and accommodate my needs over the years and for that I thank them greatly. They are very flexible which has been a big help to me as I have no local family support The staff member who runs the preschool room is also brilliant and again has worked hard with my son and his key worker to settle him and encourage him. She is always open and honest about everything which I greatly appreciate.
A great nursery with good staff, flexibility, nice environment for the kids to play in.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending this nursery from the age of 1. The staff have been exceptional with his care over the last 4 years and helped him to grow into an exceptional young boy. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parents looking to seek a friendly, happy nursery. The staff are caring and helpful and take time to interact with every child. I am so pleased I chose this nursery for my son to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As a former nursery nurse I am very fussy about which nursery my children would attend. As a parent, probably more so! Happitots East Kilbride is by far the best nursery I have come across in the town. The staff are excellent and so approachable and friendly! There is a fantastic manager, an asset to the company. My son loves his nursery days and always comes home with stories of all the activities that he partakes in with his friends! I recommend this nursery to all of my friends when they are looking for childcare and will continue to do so even after my son leaves for school!

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The care given to my child is second to none. My childs development has improved leaps and bounds. Thanks to the staff at Happitots Nursery. The staff are all so friendly and keep me informed of my childs progress both one on one and with daily online journals. Which I can see pictures of my child taking part in activites. Thank you for all your help and support.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Both my children have attended this nursery and I could not be happier with the teaching and care that has been provided to my children.
The management team have been very accommodating regarding my work pattern and this has been appreciated greatly.
The members of staff in the nursery are very professional and care about their work which is evident and can be seen by myself when I log in to my daughters personal nursery app.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 5 year old has just finished at Happitots nursery for her next adventure starting school, after 3 very happy years there. My 2 year old is also in Happitots and both of them are extremely settled and content there. I have found all of the staff over the years to be committed to the children's happiness and welfare and to genuinely care about them. They get to know each one individually, their likes and dislikes, comforts, strengths and weaknesses! Every day is different for them, learning about a huge range of topics in a fun and varied way. Outdoor play is also highly encouraged and a regular feature which is great for the kids well being.

I couldn't recommend Happitots highly enough - they have given me the peace of mind to return to work knowing that both children are being looked after extremely well and are having a ball every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am a first time parent and decided to put my son into Happitots Nursery in East Kilbride while I attended the college adjacent nursery. Putting my son into nursery was a daunting prospect and I wasn't sure what to expect but the staff were amazing not just with me but with my son. He started in the baby room and he was brought out of his shell. He learned to interact and socialise with the other children, he was encouraged to join in the games and use his gross motor skills and encouraged to do things like using his knife and fork while eating meals like we had been teaching him at home. My son has grown to trust the staff and doesn't get upset going to nursery anymore. He's now in the toddler room and settled there without any issues and always has a great time while he's there, so much so that we are putting him in for 5 sessions while I'm at college. The staff have done a brilliant job looking after my son and I can't wait to see how he gets on when he goes back in August.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Friendly staff and always ask how you are etc - take an interest.
Follow medical plan as discussed and will to try suggestions.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I have used the nursery for four years for both my children. I would recommend Happitots Nursery for anyone looking for a nursery in the East Kilbride.

Both my children enjoyed attending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has improved leaps and bounds since joining this nursery. Staff are very caring and considerate and couldn't ask for better staff. They always keep us informed of anything that is going on with my daughter. She talks about nursery all the time and enjoys her time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very nice place to send the kids very nice staff, my 2 boys go here and I can see a difference in them every day with their talking learning and toilet training. As the oldest boys taken longer with toilet training the staff have been very patient with him so can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot thank the nursery staff enough for looking after my son for the past 2 years!!! He has came on leaps and bounds just by being at Happitots and he has so much more confidence. They have totally prepared him for staring school and we are really sad that he no longer is going to be coming to the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery and staff are fantastic. My son absolute loves coming into the nursery, and us as parents have loved seeing the milestones he has reached as well as his outgoing personality shining through. It is evident that all the kids in the nursery appear to enjoy their time there too.
We unfortunately are moving my son to a different nursery in September, this is purely to down to location and we are both genuinely heartbroken about it. I would like to mention in particular the staff in the baby room they have been great with not only my son but us as 1st time parents, along with all the other members of staff and management you are great!

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children have attended Happitots South Lanarkshire. My youngest had just finished as she is going to school in August. They have both been really happy at Happitots and have both left confident, happy children. I have been delighted at the care they received over our time at Happitots. The manager and all the staff are fantastic, they know all the children so well. We were sad to say goodbye to Happitots last week after so many good years there. I would recommend it to any other parent looking for a nursery for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My two children have attended Happitots since they were 5 months old they are now 3 years 3 months and 2 years 3 months old. The staff from the nursery have been excellent with me and my two boys. The staff work extremely hard and are approachable which is a great quality. Overall the nursery has helped my boys grow into the beautiful smart caring children they are today. The management of the nursery are a great attribute and are also approachable and very hands on. The food in the nursery is great and has really helped prevent my sons from falling into bad eating habits. The kids are always doing activities and the online journal that the nursery uses allows me to check all their progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids encouraged to take part in lots of activities and given lots of opportunity to express themselves. Staff are always friendly and give feedback on the children's day at nursery. The kids are always given fresh and healthy foods to eat, my wee boys loves making cards and pictures for seasonal events which take pride of place in my home. It's good have your mind put at rest knowing that your child is well look after and in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic building, good big spacious playrooms which are built to meet the ages of the children in them, well resourced, all ages have own garden space. Staff are friendly, caring and welcoming, all rooms plan experiences which meet local and national curriculum's to educate all children attending. Nutritious well balanced menu.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A real good and well run nursery with great staff and happy children. My daughter looks forward to attending everyday. As the nursery is attached to the college it is extremely convenient and my daughter will remain here even after I've finished college.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

July 2010

Eco Award

Recipient: Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire

Date: Sunday 25 Jul 2010

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Staff Profiles

Tracy

Tracy Shields

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2007

Description:

Happitots South Lanarkshire Nursery Manager, Tracy Shields has a professional qualification in childcare and over 16 years’ experience working with children of all ages. Being a mother herself, Tracy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her nursery.