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Thistle Childcare - What We Do

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Thistle Childcare (Thistle) Centre is an award winning Stepping Stones for Families Early Learning and Childcare service that provides families with a welcoming, high quality, affordable and flexible service which is based in Blairtummock in Easterhouse, Glasgow.

In partnership with Glasgow City Council, Thistle can offer families funded places for 3-5 year olds within a full day care service and also caters for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Thistle Childcare Centre operates Monday to Friday from 8am – 5.30pm and provides children and families with a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. Children can have fun, develop friendships and make memories that last a lifetime. Dedicated to making a lasting difference in the lives of children, the service is dedicated towards being responsive to the needs and abilities of each and every individual child and family, Thistle:

  • ·         Supports children to achieve their potential

  • ·         Promotes and supports nurture and family relationships

  • ·         Supports the improvement of health and wellbeing

A Child’s World – Nurturing Families

Thistle understands the importance of the whole family to a child’s world. Families who join us at Thistle have access to an additional and dedicated Family Support Service, which can be provided via one-to-one personalised support, and alongside a programme of events which enables families to enjoy time together and include:

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  • ·         Family meal times

  • ·         Stay and play opportunities

  • ·         Bookbug sessions

  • ·         Community health activities that support physical and emotional health and wellbeing.

To learn more about Thistle Childcare Centre, or to arrange a visit contact 0141 773 1232 or by email

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Stepping Stones For Families