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Dignity and respect

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Compassion

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Inclusion

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Responsive Care and Support

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Wellbeing

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Dignity and respect

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Inclusion

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Wellbeing

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Compassion

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Responsive Care and Support

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Our Ethos

We believe Riverside is very special.

We are the longest established nursery in the area and have a wealth of knowledge and experience, which has allowed us to create an environment with a perfect balance between responsive care and quality education. Our reputation is one of providing first class childcare service.

We promote a welcoming, inclusive environment in which safety, dignity, privacy and choice are paramount. We value relationships with parents and carers and encourage effective partnerships.

The children in our care are loved, supported and respected. Children of all ages have fun while investigating and exploring innovative and progressive methods of play.

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About Us

Riverside Childcare is conveniently situated on the edge of Kirkintilloch, surrounded by fields, with the Kelvin walkway running alongside. We provide full day care for children aged 6 weeks – 5years and After School Care to 11 years as well as offering fully funded sessions for 3-5year olds.

Riverside Childcare is in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council for the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare. Both Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate have praised us for the quality of children’s experiences and our outdoor learning environment.

Health Promoting

We are a health promoting nursery and have gained our Smile Too oral health award. We have been praised by nutritionists for the variety and nutritional value of our healthy, seasonal menus which are available to children from 1 years old.

All children have the opportunity for vigorous exercise and all children spend time daily outdoors.
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Eco-Schools award
We are an ‘Eco’ nursery and have achieved our fifth green flag award.
Fair Trade School
We are a ‘Fairtrade’ nursery, and have successfully achieved our ‘Fair Achiever’ Fair Trade status.
Award winning staff

NMT Award Winning Staff

Our Baby Room Supervisor, who has over 20 years of employment with us, was the winner of Nursery Personality of the Year for Scotland in 2018 and our Senior Manager who has over 25 years employment with us, with the winner of Nursery Manager of the Year for Scotland on 2019.