Introducing Puddle Lane Early Education and Care Centre - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: August 25, 2021

Kibble is expanding its early years’ provision with the opening of Puddle Lane, our new, state-of-the-art children’s nursery at Hillington Park, Glasgow.

Puddle Lane welcomes children aged 0-5 years old, offering exceptional childcare for Kibble staff, friends and family, and local families in the Glasgow and Renfrewshire areas. As the name suggests there is plenty of outdoor fun to be had, splashing in puddles.

Indoor and outdoor children’s nursery

At Puddle Lane there are impressive indoor and outdoor play areas for children to learn happily and naturally through the joy of play. Find us in the easily accessible location of Hillington Park, Glasgow, nearby Braehead Shopping Centre and within walking distance from Hillington West train station.

The indoor playrooms are open plan, letting children move freely. Inside, little ones can enjoy soft play with a dedicated baby zone and an indoor Astroturf play area which leads outside. There is also a dedicated dining area for enjoyable and relaxed mealtimes.

The children can venture outside to the enchanted garden, plant seeds and grow their own flowers while gaining an understanding of the natural world around them. There is more fantastic fun to be had in our outdoor playpark where children have the freedom to explore and be curious, learn and play.

Fun and play are underway at Puddle Lane

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Children can learn and thrive

The philosophy at Puddle Lane is centred around play and is in line with the Curriculum for Excellence. Our practice is rooted in the learnings of Philosopher Fredrich Froebel and underpinned by social pedagogy. Led by an experienced nursery manager and professional and friendly childcare team, children will learn and thrive as we instil creativity and confidence by encouraging them to learn at their own pace, and to take part in experiences that bring learning to life.

Drawing on 160 years of experience

As a leading child and youth care charity and social enterprise, we have specialist knowledge, experience and expertise in education, and early learning and childcare. Puddle Lane will follow an innovative social enterprise model and all profits will be re-invested into the nursery itself and put towards further enhancement that the children can benefit from.

“Kibble has had plans to open a children’s nursery for quite some time and it was the childcare challenges set by Covid-19 that accelerated the plan and brought the idea to life.”

Director of Education, Learning and Development, Audrey Baird

Throughout the pandemic, we offered childcare to Kibble staff and their families, and the uptake was a phenomenal success. It highlighted the demand for high quality, affordable childcare. We were determined to develop further and continue providing the service while expanding to the wider public.

Pioneering service

At Puddle Lane, we guarantee the highest standard of care is provided. Our experience and research have expanded across a national and international scale to ensure we offer the best practice in early years childcare.

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