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Coconut Corner Childcare Centre is a not-for-profit nursery located in Baillieston, in the East End of Glasgow.
From babies to toddlers to after-school care, we offer a safe, secure and happy place for your children to play and learn.
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Woodland Nursery

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein

How many people can fondly recall their childhood play, disappearing for the day and only returning for dinnertime? Of mornings spent building dens, or afternoons spent damming the local river?

New research has found that:
42% of children have never made a daisy chain
32% have never climbed a tree
50% of children aged 7 – 12 are not allowed to climb a tree without an adult present
25% of children have never rolled down a hill
72% of adults played outside rather than indoors compared with 40% of children nowadays.
(Play Scotland and Play England statistics)

There are a number of different reasons for this downward trend, including lack of appropriate play areas, parental fears over safety, and increasing access to modern technology, but we are hoping we can address this for Coconut Corner children and start a lifelong love affair with nature.

On a Tuesday and Thursday our chimps head to either Drumpellier Country Park or local forestry commission woodlands for their outdoor nursery. The days are spent building dens, climbing trees, hiding, going on bug hunts, and all manner of imaginative play.
There is no extra cost for this and all equipment is included. Our full range of waterproof clothing means bad weather isn't a problem.

For more details keep an eye on the facebook page, or feel free to contact us.

The woodland nursery was made possible with support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.