Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill

61 Maxwell Drive, Garrowhill, Glasgow G69 6RP

Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill is a purpose built building, situated within Garrowhill Park in the East End of Glasgow and is part of a well established nursery group.

Happitots offers four age appropriate playrooms that provide safe, engaging and stimulating play areas for children to play, learn and develop. Rooms are designed with children’s learning and development in mind and are well resourced with a variety of educational, messy play, physical, art and sensory play toys.

Children have regular access to a spacious a outdoor play area filled with quality resources, from sea-saws to wendy sheds, chalkboards to planting areas and more. Happitots make use of the local park, giving children opportunities to run around, play in the sand and improve their climbing skills. Happitots also have two gerbils and eight African snails which get a lot of attention from the children who love nothing more than taking care of their nursery pets.

Happitots Staff team are passionate and dedicated to the care of children and ensuring that children are safe and engaged throughout their time at nursery. All staff are fully disclosed and qualified or working towards a qualification in child care.

Happitots operates in partnership with Glasgow City Council to offer funded pre-school sessions and provide a range of session patters to suit all childcare needs including variable session, extra sessions, full and part time. Happitots offer a sibling discount and NHS staff discount.

Included in fees are quality early year’s care and education, healthy meals and snacks, speech and language therapy, music and movement classes and French classes.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Stephanie Stolton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Glasgow City Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 61

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: 2 weeks over Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: Funded sessions available

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.771 for Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill is calculated as follows: ( (120 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.771

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.41 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill is based on 5 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 12.2 positive Reviews (61 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 12.2 Target = 0.410

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

9.2 Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.181)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill?

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Reviewer Connection to Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My husband and I have been continuously impressed by the level of professionalism and care given to our daughter at Happitots Garrowhill. Initially, we were shown around the nursery and both our daughter and we invited to tour and spend some time at the nursery to see how we felt. They were extremely welcoming and subsequently, we chose to use the nursery two days a week. We are a same sex couple and have felt respected and treated fairly since our daughter started, so I'm confident families from different cultural and social backgrounds would benefit from choosing the nursery. The staff are great in updating us with a learning journal so we can keep up with what our daughter does at nursery and have been teaching her new things each time she attends. The Manager is great, well organised making our job as parents easier(!) and a very warm person, as are her staff, so we'd highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Staff are fantastic, great learning for the kids, management is great. Overall a very family-like atmosphere. Not great outdoor space but make use of the park and church. Nursery fees are not value for money although the staff are fantastic and they do not get paid anywhere near what they should for the care they provide for my kids, the fees are more than would you would pay anywhere else with the same ratings.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Brilliant nursery who create a safe and nurturing environment for my son. The staff are very welcoming and my son loves the activities and learning that takes place throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All staff are very friendly and approachable and any concerns you have they put your mind at ease right away. All the staff have great bonds with all the children. I have recommended to a friend already and will continue to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

From the first visit to Happitots Garrowhill I knew our daughter would fit in. The staff are all lovely and our daughter has come on leaps from starting until now, the girls are all amazing with the children I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nursery for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My granddaughter has attended the nursery since she was 7 months and is now in pre school and I would just like it to be recognised that since the new manger Stephanie has been there the nursery has took a big turn for the better, therefore credit were it's due well done Stephanie, top manager.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We came here after my daughter had a bad experience at another nursery. She was 25 months. The girls showed us around the whole nursery and every member of staff was lovely, warm and welcoming and encouraged my daughter to have a look for herself. She has come on leaps and bounds and loves going now, food always smells amazing when we pick her up.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery teachers at Happitots Garrowhill are just amazing. They always go out of there way to do what ever they can to help make the children's nursery experience as best as they can. They are very caring and treat each child as an individual to ensure their needs are met. Can't thank them enough for all the help and support we have received. Thanks girls

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot recommend Happitots garrowhill enough. My daughter has attended from ten months old and is now a preschooler and has come on leaps and bounds since beginning the nursery. The staff are amazing and the bonds they have with the children are evident whenever I am in. There have been a lot of management changes over the last wee while and the staff have coped amazingly. Five stars from me.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Having used a few nurseries over the years with older kids I can honestly say this is by far the best I have known. Ther staff are amazing and everyone of them is so passionate about their jobs. My son loves his nursery and even if he's having a bad morning I leave him knowing he will be well looked after and will feel safe and loved. He has came on leaps and bounds since being here and knows things about the world and even space that I don't!! Love this nursery, wish I could start over with my older children and send them here.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Happitots since she was 18 months old, she has come on leaps and bounds, she has gained lots of confidence and social skills that will enable an easy transition into primary school.

I feel the staff are highly motivated and provide a high standard of care to all children. The atmosphere in the nursery is always warm and friendly. It makes working a lot easier knowing my child is in safe hands.

Takes a big heart to teach tiny minds and these guys are amazing. Highly recommended the nursery to others. Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son attended the nursery from when he was 6 months old until he left for school. When he left he was a confident little boy who transitioned smoothly to school with thanks to the staff. I now have a daughter that attends the nursery, the difference in my daughter is amazing and her development has come on so well since starting the nursery. Every staff member is always very welcoming, it's such a happy and friendly environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

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July 2010

Eco School

Recipient: Happitots Day Nursery Garrowhill

Date: Saturday 17 Jul 2010

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Staff Profiles

Stephanie

Stephanie Stolton

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

With a professional qualification in childcare over 30 years of experience working with children of all ages, Steph, manages her nursery and staff team to ensure we provide 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.