Helenslea Nursery School

Helenslea Nursery School


There is still spaces for nursery age kids if anyone is interested and all classes are FREE
On Thursday this week it is World Book Day. To celebrate this event, children attending nursery may wish to come dressed up as a book character. 😊
Hi everyone just wanted you all to know I have made a very hard decision to leave helenslea nursery I have worked in helenslea for the past 36 years and loved working with all the children I have taken early retirement and will be leaving on Wednesday it is going to be really hard for me as my colleagues are like family and I have loved getting to know parents all through the years and all the amazing memories your children have given me through years to treasure. I wish everyone one well love connie xx
The Walking Bears team are joining up with the fantastic Baltic Street Adventure Playground for a Family Bear-B-Q event next week!

Tuesday 6th August
10.00am - 12.30pm
Tollcross Park - beside Tollcross House

For families with children aged 0 - 5 and any older siblings, join us for some amazing adventure play led by the Baltic Street team plus a bear hunt, outdoor games and a Bear-B-Q!

Have a child aged 3 - 5, live in the G40/G31 postcode areas and don't have a Walking Bears pack? Pop along and collect a FREE pack at the event and join in the fun!

Free Wheel North PEEK Project RAPA Glasgow Church House PDC Thriving Places What's On for Glasgow Kids Free things to do in and around Glasgow Thenue Housing Whiterose Community Hall Tesco Parkhead Forge Extra Community Helenslea Community Hall Helenslea Nursery School Parkhead Community Nursery
Tom loved coming back to see everyone, thanks for being so kind to him!
Jack would just like to thank the full nursery for all the help he's had. he will miss you all so much and all his friends.

Welcome to Helenslea Nursery's page, we hope that you enjoy seeing some of the learning tha

Operating as usual


Helenslea Community Hall have posted this: πŸ£πŸ‡

Are you one of our neighbours here at Helenslea Community Hall? Do you live nearby?
Then we’d like to invite you and the kids to our Easter β€˜Eggstravaganza’ on Easter Sunday 17th April from 12pm to 4pm
There will be kiddie ride, bouncy castles, baby lambs, the Easter bunny and much more.


Our lovely Janice is retiring this Wednesday. She has worked at Helenslea for the past 10 and a half years, nurturing our children and families. Janice has consistently been a committed member of our staff team and we will all miss her. We wish Janice many years of good health & happiness in her retirement.


Today is an exciting day for our children as they get ready to start school. We wish everyone lots of happiness and fun as they continue on their education journey. X😊X

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 13/08/2021

We are looking forward to welcoming our children and families back to nursery on Monday. There will be a member of staff to welcome you at the gates and show you how our one way system operates. See you very soon! 😊

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 11/08/2021

Tomorrow we will be welcoming back some of our term time staff who are returning from their summer break. We wish Brenda, Debbie and Michael well as they start their new posts. 😊

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 16/07/2021

The nursery will be closed on Monday 19th July for Fair Monday. We re-open on Tuesday 20th July. Hope everyone has a lovely long weekend and the sun stays shining. Remember to stay safe in the sun. β˜€οΈ

Bookbug's Summer Adventure Competition 30/06/2021

Would you like to take Bookbug on a summer adventure? Thousands of free Bookbug finger puppets are available as part of the Scottish Government's Get Into Summer campaign. You can apply for a finger puppet by filling the form on the link below, but the form needs to be done by the end of this week, so try not to miss out. Please note that the puppets are not for use by children under 12 months without adult supervision. One puppet will be issued per household. 😊


Bookbug's Summer Adventure Competition Scottish Book Trust are giving away thousands of free Bookbug finger puppets as part of the Scottish Government's Get Into Summer campaign. Find out how to get your puppet and enter our weekly prize draws.


Today is Moira’s last day in nursery as she leaves us to enjoy her retirement. We will miss you so much Moira. You have looked after children and families, and been a wonderful Head of Centre. Enjoy your well earned retirement, making lots of lovely new memories. πŸ’œ ✈️ x


Thank you to Helenslea children, families and staff for all the beautiful gifts I have received over the past 2 weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed my last 7 years here. I have been blessed to have worked with children for 40 years, best job ever! ❀️

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 16/06/2021

Our Nursery Graduations are well underway as we celebrate our children moving on to school. This is such a special time for our children, families and staff. We wish all our children who are moving on to school the very best of luck. We will miss you. πŸ’œ

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 03/06/2021

The children in the Wee Nursery cared for our tiny caterpillars πŸ› and watched them as they made cocoons and turned into beautiful Butterflies πŸ¦‹ When they were ready we released them into their own environment . The children waved Bye Bye as they flew up into the sky πŸ¦‹

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The children in The Wee Nursery have grown their own Hungry Caterpillar πŸ› Here is a little poem we are introducing to the children maybe you can say it with them at home .

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 13/05/2021

Meet β€˜Jelly’ or is it β€˜Gracie’? 🀣😊


The children in Bubble 1 are learning about stick insects and how to care for them as we recently acquired 4 of them. The children named them β€˜Nuts’, β€˜GoGo’, β€˜Gracie’ and ’Jelly’. We would like to give the stick insects a larger tank to live in, so if anyone has a large tank that is no longer required, we would be happy to accept it. Thank you 😊

Timeline photos 13/05/2021

Good morning to all our lovely families ☺️.

Hope everyone is well this morning.

Eid-Mubarak to all our families celebrating the end of Ramadan.
Yesterday the boys and girls in bubble 2 enjoyed taking part in a baking activity where they made and tasted a mango lassi.
The children had the opportunity to develop and awareness of world religions and different festivals and celebrations and take part in these.

β€˜We made a mango drink and it’s for a party for Eid’



Wishing our lovely families a blessed Eid. 😊

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 04/05/2021

The boys and girls in the wee nursery have been learning all about The life cycle of the Caterpillar and they have learned new words ... Caterpillar , Cocoon and Butterfly πŸ›πŸ₯œπŸ¦‹

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 27/04/2021

All the staff are so sad that our dear friend Mary has passed away. Mary was one of the residents in Tollcross Sheltered Housing where we visited with groups of children through the years to sing and enjoy various events. Mary also visited us regularly with Billy, bringing goodies for the children, singing her own much loved songs (Puppet on a String) and sharing a joke or two πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š Angie, Mary's daughter has gifted a lovely wee robin for us to remember our special friend Mary ❀


The weather is to be quite warm over the next few days. Please put suncream on your child before coming to nursery - no sleeveless tops or sandals please - let's keep our children safe & well πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŒž

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 18/04/2021

The staff have been developing our outdoor classroom, incorporating 'Loose Parts Play'. This type of play supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving and a sense of wonder to children. The materials can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, and taken apart and put back together again. There is no right or wrong way to play with the materials, therefore helps to build up children's confidence πŸ‘πŸ˜Š


Happy Easter to our families 🐣.

Baltic Street Adventure Playground have shared the following information:😊

Tomorrow is the first day of our Holiday Programme and everyone is welcome!!!!

Due to current government guidelines we have decided to focus our efforts on our FREE food provision. We will be providing fresh nutritious meals, snacks, breakfast cereal, fresh fruit and emergency food parcels. (5th April-17th April)

BSAP Food Hub;
12.00-16.00-Monday & Friday

Bridgeton Community Learning Campus;
12.00-16.00 – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

BSAP Food Truck ;
12.00-14.00 – Kinnear Road/Sorn Street - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday &Friday

14.00-16.00 - Sunnybank/Auckland Wynd - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday &Friday

This is all made possible with the support of the Glasgow City Council Holiday Food Programme who fund the majority of our holiday food provision and Bridgeton Community Learning Campus who are allowing us to use their premises.


Tollcross Matters have shared an event for families that is taking place tomorrow from 11am-3pm.

At 11am a picture will be put up on the site where the walk will start. You need to find the bunny to receive your raffle ticket to collect your egg (we will tell you where to go for that when you catch us.

When collecting your bags and eggs, you will be asked to wear a mask and to sanitise your hands to keep everyone safe.

The competition for the books and crayons has changed slightly instead of everyone getting a number we will ask you to put your name at the back of the raffle tickets and we will draw live. (The pens will be sanitised after each person uses it).

If you are interested in attending this fun, free event, please go onto the Tollcross Matters site for more information. Happy Easter 🐣

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 02/04/2021

Our children in The wee Nursery have been having lots of fun taking part in all of our Spring experiences 🌸🌸

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 01/04/2021

The children were delighted to be visited by the Easter Bunny, who brought chocolate Easter eggs.

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 30/03/2021

We are very pleased to have our play den installed. This will enable us to provide more play and learning opportunities for the children whilst providing shelter from inclement weather. The container will be spruced up with a new coat of paint over the coming weeks. 😊


Good afternoon to our lovely families. The clocks went forward one hour at 2am this morning. 😊

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 21/03/2021

The nursery children enjoyed a warm, sunny day on Friday and hopefully this is the start of many warm, sunny days to come. Please can you provide a sun hat for your child to wear during nursery, and let staff know if your child requires sun cream applied. Thank you 😊

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 16/03/2021

Red Nose Day is on Friday 19th March and we will have some red nose fun activities. If your child has an item of red clothing such as a red hair ribbon or red socks, they might like to wear them on Friday. 😊


The Wee Nursery are preparing for The Easter Bunny coming 🐰🐰🐰

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 02/03/2021

This Thursday is World Book Day, and to celebrate this event, children are welcome to come to nursery dressed up as a book character if they wish to do so. 😊


We are so looking forward to welcoming our children and families back to nursery over the week. We have missed you all. 😊

Mr Wolf's Pancakes! The Perfect Story for Pancake Day! 16/02/2021

This is a delightful story called β€˜Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’, read by the author Jan Fearnley. After the story, can your children recall the ingredients needed for Mr Wolf to make the pancakes? Who did Mr Wolf ask to help him? 😊


Mr Wolf's Pancakes! The Perfect Story for Pancake Day! Jan Fearnley, award-winning author and illustrator, reads her famous subversive story about the dangers of not being nice! Meet Mr Wolf, who fancies some del...


Today is Pancake Tuesday. Here is a simple recipe if you want to make some pancakes with the children. Let’s get cracking...😊

* 2 large eggs
* 2 cups 250ml milk (skim, low fat or full fat)
* 2 1/4 cups white self raising flour*
* Whisk the eggs and milk together to combine. Add in the flour, and beat until the batter is smooth and lump free. Add in any option add-ins you like here.
* Heat a nonstick pan over low-medium heat with cooking oil spray. Wipe over excess; pour about 1/3 cup of batter per pancake. Cook pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface and the bases are golden brown. Flip and cook until golden; transfer to a warmed plate; repeat with remaining batter (spraying/greasing pan between ever second or third pancake if needed).
* Serve immediately with yoghurt, ice cream, whipped cream, maple syrup, berries, or any other toppings you like.


The wee Nursery brought some snow indoors and together we made a winter wonderland. We discussed what animals lived in cold climates "Penguins" "Polar Bears'. The children spoke about how the snow felt in their hands "Cold " "Freezing"


Happy Chinese New Year to all our families. πŸ‰ Hope it is not long before we are all together again. 😊


Can we introduce you to ...............Bobby Bingo β˜ƒοΈ The wee Nursery's newest friend. We used our STEAM skills to create him - Designing , Engineering and Maths . Well done everyone πŸ‘

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 08/02/2021

I hope everyone is well; we are missing our children and families. Hopefully we will all be together very soon. Here are a couple of learning activities for you and your child to try at home.

Big Garden Birdwatch | Join the fun - The RSPB 30/01/2021

Please click on the link below to get involved in The Big Garden Birdwatch this week-end. Lots of opportunities for children to find out about birds in their neighbourhood, and you will be helping RSPB to record how particular species are doing, for example, if numbers are in decline. πŸ¦‰πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦‰


Big Garden Birdwatch | Join the fun - The RSPB The dates are in! Join us for Big Garden Birdwatch 29 - 31 January 2021. Registration opens 9 December 2020! Find out more.

Photos from Helenslea Nursery School's post 28/01/2021

There are many ways we can recycle our junk to make bird feeders for our feathered friends. These are some ideas from β€˜Waste Not Want Not’. What items can your children find at home to make a bird feeder? Remember we have plenty of bird food in the nursery for you to use. Have fun and stay safe 😊

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Videos (show all)

Frances has a lovely story called Goldilocks and The Three Bears to share with you.  When the story has finished, can yo...
Our Wonderful Connie has a special Rainbow Activity for the boys and girls, helped by her lovely dog Sukie πŸŒˆπŸ•
Lynne is going to read one of my favourite stories, Dear Zoo.  At the end of the story, try and remember all the names o...
Sharon has chosen The Rainbow Song to share with all of you, try to copy her doing the sign language too 🌈🌈
Emma has a simple and fun art activity for you to try. In your house can you find and count 5 items that are the same co...
Lana has a favourite story for all our boys and girls, The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr  🐯🐯 😊
Debbie and Leo have another wee workout for you, perfect for indoors on this wet, windy day πŸŒ¬πŸŒ¬β˜‚οΈπŸŒ«
Kirsty has shared a fabulous story, Shark in The Park. After your child has listened, ask them to listen again to identi...
Lynn and Chloe have shared a science experiment for you to try at home 😊
We hope you all enjoy this story read by Mrs Honey 😊






36 Methven Street

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4pm
Friday 8:30am - 4pm
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