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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0141 631 3331

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Glasgow Oakwood, situated three miles south of the city, is made up of two buildings; Oak Cottage as a purpose-built facility for children aged 0 to 3, designed to support children at each age and stage of their development, and the Pre-School Centre, housed in a large Victorian villa and is home to children aged 3-5 to challenge children and prepare them for school. Oakwood nursery also provides after school care for children aged 5 to 12 years old. 

The rooms are bright, airy and alluring. The garden is spacious and exciting developing children's confidence, self-esteem and physical skills allowing children to expand their love of the outdoors. The team have worked hard to create an environment which facilitates a high standard of care and education, through high quality learning experiences which ensure children are eager learners fully equipped for their school adventures.

Not sure if Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Glasgow to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood offers the flexibility of booking additional sessions for when you need them.​ Find out more about our nursery session booking app, Pebble.

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Busy Bees

Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood

7 Lochbrae Drive

Burnside, Rutherglen


G73 5QL

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Emma Smith - Centre Director

Emma Smith

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Glasgow. Click on each facility to find out more.

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Car Parking
We offer ample parking on-site for your safety and convenience.

Buggy store
A safe place to store your pram while visiting the nursery.

Our nursery is fitted with CCTV for the safety and security of our team and the children in our care.

Secure Access
Our entrance ways are fitted with an intercom system and all access points are safe and secure.

Nappies and Wipes inclusive
Fees are all-inclusive to include nappies and wipes.

Formula Milk provided
Fees are inclusive to include formula milk if required.

Meals and Snacks Provided
All meals, drinks and snacks are prepared on-site by our chef and are NHS accredited.

Outdoor Facilities
Our outdoor environment offers space to explore and take safe risks with the support of our team, aiding child development.

Sensory Room
Our Sensory Room is a relaxing space providing a unique sensory experience with activities and equipment to explore, engaging and stimulating children’s senses.

Parent Room
Our parent room is a dedicated safe space for us to get to know your family and you to speak in confidence with our nursery team about your child's nursery life.

Smart Board
Our Interactive Smart Board is used daily to bring learning to life and provides children with a hands-on approach with technology.

Funded Childcare
We offer government funded places for children aged 2 to 4 years, please speak to the Centre Director for more information.

We have a fully qualified Teacher in our pre-school room who delivers exciting learning opportunities, whilst ensuring statutory and legal welfare requirements are met for every child.

Foundation Class
The foundation class nurtures each child's natural curiosity within a structured framework providing pre-school children with an early introduction to school life.

We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

Exclusive to Busy Bees, UP is a learning and development app used by educators in our nursery and parents at home. Search ‘UP by Busy Bees’ on the app store to find out more.

Book Extra Sessions Online
We offer online booking for extra ad-hoc sessions at this nursery with Pebble.

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Food at Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood

The fees you pay at our nursery in Glasgow include all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are freshly prepared on site each day by our talented nursery chef. The kitchen team do their utmost to keep mealtimes fun and exciting for the children at our Glasgow nursery – creating delicious and appealing meals to keep small appetites happy! Should your child require any special dietary measures, please contact the Centre Director who will be happy to liaise with the kitchen team to find a delicious alternative.  

Below is an example of what you could expect your child to eat at Busy Bees Glasgow Oakwood:


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water. 


Garlic and herb chicken or Quorn, served with mashed potato and broccoli, followed by either ginger and pear loaf or lemon shortbread, with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

A selection of sandwiches including salmon and cucumber, egg and tomato, or hummus and cucumber, followed by orange smiles, with a drink of water. 

To learn more about the ways we encourage eating well at Busy Bees day care in Glasgow, and to read our NHS accredited menu in full, click the link below.  

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Getting Outdoors

Our Glasgow Oakwood day nursery boasts an impressive outdoor area with multiple areas and equipment which are suited to a variety of different age groups. At Busy Bees, we actively encourage children to spend as much time playing and learning outdoors as possible. With a huge range of resources available; there will be something for every child to explore while getting their daily dose of fresh air.

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. Did you know Busy Bees also offers Funded Early Learning & Childcare for up for 1140 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds to help support parents with the cost of childcare? Find out more on our 'Funding Options' page. Or alternatively, speak to your Centre Director to learn more.

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Preparing for School

In order to best prepare the children for the next big chapter of their lives, Busy Bees do all that they can to support and celebrate the transition. All of the planned activities and experiences which take place within our Busy Bees Nursery in Glasgow are designed to provide a foundation of skills that will help them grow in becoming confident and capable learners.

Learn more about how we support the journey from nursery to school by taking a look at our "My Journey to School Tracker". To read more and learn about the other ways our expert team supports the transition to school level, take a look at our Starting School page.

Book a Tour

Our friendly, expert team of staff are always happy to welcome you and your child for a tour of the facilities on offer at our nursery in Glasgow. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Glasgow for yourself.


Yvonne S.


"Freddie attends holiday club/camp and he absolutely loves coming to Oakwood. I feel at ease when he is here due to the level of care and I know he is well looked after so don’t have to worry when at work. All the ladies are amazing, positive with kids and very nurturing. They have a great variety of trips on these days. Thanks ☺️ "

Sarah T.


"During the first 18 months of busy bees takeover of Glasgow oakwood I was extremely disappointed at the poor management of the nursery. However in recent months it has been much better and the staff have all been great, communication has greatly improved and the nursery seems to be back on its feet and more learning based. I don't like the new parent zone app as if you have multiple children you need to log in and out to see each child. "

Eilidh L.


"My daughter always goes in and leaves very happy. Staff could be better at keeping the daily diary and observations up to date throughout the day. "

Emily S.


"Our son loves going to nursery every day. The staff are fantastic and the facilities are great! "