Kirktonholme Shettleston Nursery is a homely two-storey building situated in a residential area in the East End of Glasgow. We provide full day care for children aged 0–5 years. We are a private nursery in partnership with Glasgow Council which enables parents to apply for preschool funding for their child from the age of 3 years. Kirktonholme Shettleston Nursery is privileged to have a huge secured garden area to the rear which includes a baby garden and a welcoming garden space at the nursery entrance. We are within walking distance to Tollcross Park which has its very own miniature farm and also has access to other local amenities
Kirktonholme Shettleston Nursery was established in March 2003. We currently provide care and education to 63 children between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Places are available fulltime or part time. At Kirktonholme Nurseries our ethos is based on the understanding that children are foremost their own educators and natural learners with ability, curiosity and imagination. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future. We recognise that every child is an individual with gifts and talents particular to them. One of our tasks is to recognise these talents and draw them out.
Excellent child care is vital for you and for your child and at Kirktonholme Shettleston Nursery we lay down the foundations which will allow your child to leave to go to school happy, educated, independent, confident and equipped for their big step.
We have four separate playrooms which are; babies under 1 years; The Cottage, babies over 1 years; Tiny tots, children aged 2-3 years; Tweenies and children aged 3-5 years; Little Rascals.
Our staff work hard to create a welcoming and homely environment for our parents and children ensuring we are working closely with them and providing the best possible start for our children. We aim to meet each individuals specific learning needs and allow them to achieve their full potential.
Our staff are fully qualified and are dedicated to providing a very high standard of care and education. Through continual professional development staff ensure children’s experiences are highly motivating and challenging. They are vetted through Disclosure Scotland (Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme) and are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council.
Staff who work within our nursery are kind, sensitive and respectful and establish close relationships with children and parents through the promotion of nurture and attachment. Each room has experienced staff who interact effectively and are responsive to individual needs providing a wealth of experiences to stimulate and develop the children in their care. All children enjoy an appropriate range of experiences, including exploration of natural materials and loose parts play which provides learning opportunities using all their senses.
Our cook prepares delicious and nutritional home cooked meals and snacks following the NHS Health Scotland Guidelines “Setting the Table” for Nursery Schools. We strive to provide a healthy diet for all children and all meals are accompanied by either milk or water.
Let Kirktonholme Nursery support your needs whether you are returning to work or requiring sociability skills for your baby or child. It is important that you feel confident and have the peace of mind that you have made the best choice for your family.
If you would like to visit our nursery please feel free to give our nursery manager, Margaret a call, and she can arrange for you to come along and have a look around.
The team at Kirktonholme Nursery at Wellshot are like family to my children. Over the past 6 years I have had three children attend the nursery, with the youngest currently in the little rascals room. The staff are dedicated and provide an excellent range of activities for all the rooms, including messy play, stories, singing and LOTS of outdoor time. The focus topics covered are always chosen by the children, but the staff put in a huge effort to make these experiences magical – turning the nursery into a beach, or decorating for Hallowe’en and Christmas. The children at the nursery are always engaged and relaxed, and treated with a great deal of respect. The specialist services that visit are also well chosen, the dancing/singing with Tracey and football with Euan have added a great deal to the nursery week. Due to changes in the Glasgow City Council swimming lessons the children can no longer attend with nursery – but having seen the staff there, shivering in costumes on the poolside, and helping 8 children get dressed and undressed I’m aware what a mammoth task it was. My two older children love to come back to the nursery to visit “their ladies” and have to be prised away! We are looking forward to the Christmas Fayre, seeing the best Santa in the world and joining in the raffle.
Both my children have attended Kirktonholme Nursery at Wellshot and I cannot praise the staff there enough. They are all very committed to the children in their care and it is evident that they love their job. The staff always make sure that the activities and topics they plan are exciting and the children have fun while learning. My children have very good knowledge on a lot of topics now and also phonological awareness and I have enjoyed all of the home links provided by the nursery which have helped me teach my child at home.