Welcome to Mulberry Bush Montessori

Thank you for your interest in Mulberry Bush Montessori. We are passionate about getting it right for every child. Your child is at the centre of all that we do.

It is wonderful to see a child pour water into their own cup for the first time, write their name or build the tallest tower they can build.

We know that through the way we work with your child, using the Montessori approach, Pre Birth to Three guidance and Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes, that the opportunities your child will have during their formative years, will have a profound and lasting affect on their  learning.

At Mulberry Bush Montessori we inspire young minds and set the foundations for life long learning. We have created a beautiful space for your child that is a home away from home – a happy place full of friends where your child can be themselves. It’s a place full of interesting things to do, but also a place where your child can take time out and just be quiet if they want to. It is somewhere where they can grow up knowing that they belong and that they are uniquely special.

We know that your child will leave us at the end of each day with a smile on their face, having absorbed some valuable information they have learned to come back to us the next time to learn some more!

About Mulberry Bush Montessori

Mulberry Bush Montessori first opened in 1993 in the village of Killearn, Stirling. Mulberry Bush Montessori in the city centre of Glasgow followed in 2004.

Mairi Maciver Clark, who owns and runs both nursery settings, opened up Mulberry Bush Montessori as a direct result of seeking out a suitable setting for her baby daughter whilst working as a journalist and broadcaster. She was unable to find one suitable and so decided to go back to her roots as a Primary Teacher and Social Worker, undertaking a business course, to open up Mulberry Bush Montessori in Killearn. Mairi recognised the importance of having a prepared environment that was easily accessible, bright and spacious that would allow freedom of movement and one that was filled with real and natural, beautiful stimulating activities for the developing child. As a mother, she knew that there was something more than just feeding, bathing, dressing, playing with and loving her daughter. She knew and recognised from her training, that children in their early years are in the process of forming themselves into new human beings, through a series of predictable planes of development.

It was from this passion and through research, that she discovered the Montessori philosophy and Mulberry Bush Montessori continues to evolve today!

Mulberry Bush Montessori - Killearn

Centrally located on the main street of Killearn, Mulberry Bush Montessori is an independent day nursery, which caters for 58 children aged three months to six years.

It comprises self-contained baby, toddler and pre-school rooms. All staff are professionally registered, fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of childcare and early education. Our approach to the curriculum throughout the nursery, is a Montessori one, with fully equipped classrooms and qualified Montessori teachers.

Mulberry Bush Montessori works in partnership with Stirling Council and the Montessori Schools Association in providing the highest quality of childcare and education.

Mulberry Bush Montessori - Yorkhill

Centrally located within easy reach of Glasgow city centre in a quiet area of Yorkhill, Mulberry Bush Montessori is an independent day nursery and school, which caters for 90 children from birth to 5 years.

It comprises of  seperate Baby and Active Toddler rooms, Mini Montessori and older children’s Montessori classroom. All our staff are professionally registered, fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of childcare and early education. Our approach to the curriculum is a Montessori one, with fully equipped classrooms and qualified Montessori teachers. It is also a teaching practice centre of excellence for students and trainees.

Mulberry Bush Montessori works in partnership with Glasgow City Council and the Montessori Schools Association in providing the highest quality of childcare and education possible.

P for Parents

This section is primary for you as parents to ensure that you are as informed and empowered as you can be!

We have added to this section a number of articles that you might find interesting,  from topics that we do with children in the classrooms, to toilet mastery, biting and starting school. We will continue to add to this section and invite parents to let us know what kind of articles you would like us to post in this section that you and other might find useful to you.

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Contact Us

Get in contact with us using the details below or email direct using the form.

Mulberry Bush Montessori Killearn


Centre Manager (L): Shona Watters

Deputy Manager, Senior Montessori Directress & Forest School Level 3 Leader (R): Jane Richardson

12 Balfron Road
Killearn,By Glasgow G63 9NJ
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Telephone: 01360 550 916
Email: killearn@mymulberrybush.com


Mulberry Bush Montessori Yorkhill


Centre Manager: Vicki Inglis
Deputy Manager: Sarah Aitchison

20 Teviot Street
Glasgow G3 8PQ
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Telephone: 0141 337 6543
Email: yorkhill@mymulberrybush.com