We are very proud of the wonderful reviews parents have submitted about our nursery.  Visit our Day Nurseries page to read more reviews and ratings.

Brilliant nursery, excellent staff. My little boy loves it here. Sometimes he doesn't even want to come home!! The girls are great with all the children. I love all the updates through the online journal and hearing about my boys day each time I pick him up. I completely trust that he is cared for here - and I'm a very anxious mum! I'd recommend to anyone! They've done lots of improvements lately too. All rooms are fantastic and safe. The meals are brilliant too. He eats better than I do! I can always smell something lovely being cooked as we walk him in! I almost want to ask for a packed lunch!

Our son really enjoys going to nursery and always has lots of good things to say about his time there. He's always tired when we pick him up as he spends all day doing things that keep him interested and entertained. He really likes all the staff there, and they are all extremely helpful and friendly. The management listens to what parents tell them, which is evidenced by the number of changes that have been made recently. These include, a newly designed outdoor area which is fab, different themed rooms i.e construction room, storytelling, messy room etc and the children can move freely between the rooms which allow them to really develop their interpersonal skills. Overall we're delighted that we chose Holyrood and I think our son is too!!

Our experience of this nursery has been excellent. The staff are caring, attentive and professional. Both our girls are thriving in their environments and love their time they spend at the nursery. The management is excellent, with approachable, experienced and flexible senior leaders who are clearly passionate about the job and children.

My son has recently started at Holyrood Day Nursery Salford and I feel the staff have worked incredibly hard to help him settle and to get to know him. All staff members are lovely, both to my son but also to his upset mum! They give me a thorough run down of his day when I collect him, detailing his activities of the day, sleep, food and nappy details. I was also encouraged to phone when we'd had a particularly hard drop off for my own peace of mind.

My daughter has attended 'Holyrood Day Nursery Salford' for quite some time now and I can honestly say that there has never been any doubt in my mind that she has not been looked after and cared for to the highest standard. The progress my daughter has made whilst attending is amazing and I can't thank all the girls enough. My daughter has made special bonds with numerous members of staff and each and every one of the girls that work there are amazing in every way and I can't thank them enough for the love and care they show.

Very friendly, supportive and caring nursery. My son loves attending the nursery and I've never had a single concern for his welfare or development. The staff are always keen to get updates from his speech therapy so they can support him with this. In-depth parent evenings and reports are very welcome. A variety of activities are provided and a positive approach to outdoor play.

Dear families,

We are pleased to share with you our exciting plans for the future of our nurseries. Bertram Nursery Group has provided a trusted, caring and quality service to thousands of families over two decades.  That isn’t changing, but we want to grow and develop our services, facilities and, most of all, our teams who make our nurseries and kindergartens such inspiring places for children.

That’s why we’re changing our name to Thrive Childcare and Education, because that’s at the heart of what we’re about – helping our children, staff and communities to thrive.

While changing our company name and the names of some of our nurseries is the next step of our development journey, we’ll still have the same dedicated teams caring for your children.

The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced our belief that we need to adapt and invest in a constantly changing world to continue providing the service that parents and children need, tailored to the communities we support across Scotland and North West England.

Since our foundation, we have acquired some fantastic groups of nurseries and many high-quality independent nurseries. Now we are uniting them under four Thrive groupings:

  • Happitots nurseries will extend beyond Glasgow and South Lanarkshire to provide a network of affordable, flexible nurseries across Scotland.
  • Holyrood nurseries will extend more widely across our network of affordable nurseries in North West England, recognising parents’ and community needs.
  • Corner House nurseries will now extend from Edinburgh to operate more widely across Scotland, providing an extensive range of exciting, extracurricular activities and large outdoor areas.
  • Nature Kindergartens, our new sub-group, will reflect our vision to develop children’s outdoor learning. We plan to expand our Nature Kindergartens network in Scotland and England because we believe children’s learning is greatly enhanced in natural spaces.


Click here to visit Thrive Childcare and Education Website