Happitots Nursery (part of the Bertram Nursery Group) takes children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years.

The Nursery is based on campus and is accessed by a separate, secure entrance.

Happitots Nursery is an approved nursery within the South Lanarkshire Childcare Partnership.

The latest Care Commission/Education Scotland report on the Nursery is available to download.

Nursery Inspection Report 2012
QI Letter 2012

Education Scotland have recently inspected the Nursery and awarded the following grades:

  • Improvements in performance – GOOD
  • Children’s experiences – GOOD
  • Meeting learning needs – VERY GOOD
  • The curriculum – GOOD
  • Improvement through self-evaluation – GOOD

The full report letter is available on

Please contact Tracy Shields, Nursery Manager, on 01355 807312 for more information.

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Application forms are available from the Nursery and the Advice Centre.

Click here to download

Nursery brochure
Nursery registration form

Help with the cost of childcare

If you are a student at the College, you may be eligible to apply for help with the cost of registered childcare.   Assistance maybe available for those periods when you are in a timetabled class or on a timetabled work placement if these costs are not already covered by Tax Credits, DWP Lone Parent Grant, Government funded childcare places.  Funds are cash limited and there is a maximum amount payable.

In the first instance, only applications from students who are using the Happitots Nursery on campus will be supported.  Applications from students using other registered childminders or nurseries may be supported if the on-campus nursery is fully subscribed or if they are unable to accommodate the child(ren) for other, genuine reasons.

Application forms are available from the Advice Centre and further information on childcare funding is available through the link.