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Welcome to Craigholme School Nursery.

Craigholme School Nursery in Pollokshields, on the Southside of Glasgow provides fun, safe and stimulating childcare for girls and boys aged 3-5 years. Set in a bright, modern and spacious Victorian building with private grounds, the nursery has been consistently praised for its happy atmosphere and caring staff in Care Inspectorate reports. Situated minutes from Glasgow City centre and close to the M77 and the M8, the nursery offers:

  • Secure outdoor play areas and gardens
  • Learning through play and exploration such as music, gym, painting and French
  • Reduced fee packages including places funded by all local authorities
  • “Excellent” and “Very Good” Care Inspectorate grades
  • Introduction to the school curriculum including pre-reading, writing and numeracy
  • Teachers from the Senior School and visits to Junior 1
  • Convenient 8am to 6pm opening, 51 weeks a year (*)
  • Childcare vouchers accepted

Craigholme School Nursery offers your child the best start to a lifetime of learning. The nursery is well established with more than twenty one years of experience caring for children. In addition, all fifteen staff are qualified Child Development Officers and Teachers. 

If you and your child would like to visit the nursery call 0141 427 2648 email admissions@craigholme.co.uk. We’d love to see you!

Find us at 62 St Andrew’s Drive, Glasgow, G41 4HS.

The Learning Programme                                   

Craigholme School Nursery offers your child the best start to a lifetime of learning. The children learn by play and exploration through a planned programme of activities.

Children are introduced to numerical concepts and pre-reading and writing skills at appropriate stages and are encouraged to work to their full potential. These activities are in turn further enhanced through teaching by specialist Senior School staff in Music, Physical Education and French.

All staff are qualified Child Development Officers and Teachers. Working in partnership with parents, each child is given a Personal Learning Plan which enables them to grow and develop at their own pace.

Buddy System

Nursery children benefit from the J2 pupil Buddy System. This builds their confidence, gives them a welcome support structure and a taste of life at school. The J1 teacher and Additional Support Needs Teacher also regularly visit the Nursery which ensures a smooth transition into Junior School.

Senior School Facilities

Through the course of the year Nursery children experience some of the Senior School facilities. For example, Science Week takes pupils to the Science Laboratories where they see and take part in some experiments. Halloween sees visits to the Chemistry Labs to make potions with the Head of Chemistry, and the annual Nativity Play is put on in conjunction with the Music Department. These collaborative activities culminate in the grand finale at Craigholme's Tournament Day in June.

(*) the Nursery closes between Christmas and New Year