Big Bird Nursery is a family run day care nursery located on Machan Road, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire. We have been operating since 2003 and have a sister nursery in Whitburn, West Lothian. Recently refurbished, we are a state of the art, fully equipped nursery with an unsurpassed reputation in Larkhall as our recent inspection confirms. You can be rest assured we will provide your child with a happy, loving, secure and stimulating environment in which every child progresses and develops through the various stages of their formative years.
Our aim is to provide home from home surroundings where everyone is valued, respected and supported. We continually strive towards the development of an idyllic environment in which all children are provided with the necessary support, time and space which enables children to grow and develop their self-confidence, esteem and enjoyment of life. This is successfully delivered by our highly professional team, who apart from providing what you as a parent would expect i.e. high standards of care and education, are carefully selected for their ability to provide that extra level of care which sets us apart from other nurseries in the Larkhall and South Lanarkshire areas.
Big Bird Nursery is structured to suit the individual needs and requirements of each age group whether they be babies, toddlers, pre-school or after school. We also have a safe and secure outdoor area which includes a fully equipped classroom, garden and soft surface play area.
We pride ourselves on building strong, effective partnerships and relationships with all parents and carers, ensuring they are confident that their child is happy, safe and well cared for. We operate an open door policy which enables you to pop in and see how your child is progressing. We also provide you with regular feedback on your child’s progress and development which ensures your child gains the most from their experience in our nursery.
With our own resident chef we take great pride in our delicious, healthy nutritious meals and snacks. There are no processed foods here! All meals are prepared using fresh ingredients with a strong emphasis on fruit and vegetables which the children enjoy. We have won prestigious awards for being a “Healthy Promoting Nursery” and for being an “Eco-Friendly School”.
We are registered with the Care Inspectorate and also work in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council to provide funded pre-school education places. We are regularly inspected by Her Majesties School Inspectors and we received an excellent report and subsequently received letters of congratulations from our local Members of Parliament and South Lanarkshire Council.
We also work in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland to provide our children with outdoor natural play that encourages their natural curiosity to explore the natural environment around them.
Furthermore, to ensure we provide all our children with the best possible education to support them in reaching their individual potential in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments some of our staff are currently training towards their Forestry Teacher qualifications. Our outdoor classroom and garden learning facilities are also complemented by regular visits to the local woodland within Chatelherault Country Park.
Our Opening Hours are 7am - 6pm
We are open 51 weeks of the year, except for the period between Christmas and New Year. We are also open on all Bank Holidays.
- Full Day: 7am - 6pm
- Morning Session: 7am - 12pm
- Morning Session with Lunch: 7am - 1pm
- Afternoon Session: 1pm - 6pm
- Afternoon Session with Lunch: 12pm - 6pm
Pre-School Funded Sessions
- Full Day: 8.45am - 4.10pm
- Morning Session: 8.45am - 11.55am
- Afternoon Session: 1pm - 4.10pm
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