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Welcome To Our Nursery at the heart of Banchory

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About Us

Here at Celtic Cross Nursery we offer quality Childcare and Early Year’s Education for children from birth to 5 years of age. Located in a fabulous building in the beautiful little town of Banchory, we have ample parking for drop-off and pick-ups and can provide storage space for buggies, bikes and trikes. Find us.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children focused activities and regular access to outdoor play areas to enhance their learning opportunities and encourage learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Celtic Cross Nursery has been an established and trusted Early Year’s Education Centre for over two decades and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families. We have won local and national awards in recognition of our exceptional quality standards. In 2018 we were named one of the Top 20 Nurseries in Scotland by DayNurseries.co.uk. This award meant a great deal to us as it is solely based on parent reviews. To have a read of our parent reviews on Day Nurseries click here.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday7.30am to 6pm
  • Tuesday7.30am to 6pm
  • Wednesday7.30am to 6pm
  • Thursday7.30am to 6pm
  • Friday7.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday & SundayClosed
  • Sessions Available: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day, Full Week & Flexible
  • We are open for 52 weeks of the year. We close over Christmas & New Year as well as Bank Holidays

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 2-5 year old funding. Our spaces can fill up fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.

To get a real feel for our nursery, we highly recommend coming to see our nursery for yourself! Our nursery manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 01330 824 744 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

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Our Unique Features

  • Home from home.
  • Cosy, comfortable atmosphere.
  • Extensive garden to explore.
  • Long-standing team


The Manager and her team are excellent. Our son, who is our third child to attend Happitots, has made great progress. We are pleased with the service and our son is happy and clearly achieving great things here. Thank you!

– Parent, SS – Day Nurseries Review

The staff are fantastic and we couldn’t be happier with them. There’s lots of opportunities for the children to take part in extra activities too- like drama and football. The staff are very accommodating and go out of their way to help whenever you need it. I highly recommend Happitots!!

– Jacqueline, Parent (Google Review)

I can not thank the staff enough for all there hard work and care they provide for all the children, always such a happy and loving place.

– Lyndsey, Parent – Google Review