Bertram Nursery Group Ltd was formed in 2007, bringing together Happitots Day Nurseries Ltd, Strawberry Hill Nursery and other subsidiaries. The group has grown over the years and now operates multiple nurseries and a growing number of out of school care centres, meeting the needs of local families, communities and businesses across the United Kingdom.

We are committed to delivering excellent childcare and early years education in each of our unique nurseries and are proud that each of our nurseries retain individuality in character, community connection and tailored services and activities.

Our commitment to quality has led to us being the proud recipients of many impressive awards and great reports from our regularatory bodies, the Care Inspectorate and Ofsted.


We are passionate about quality in Early Years care and education and aim to provide this in stimulating atmospheres with creative curriculums. We pride ourselves on our ability to encourage each child’s individual development through play, interaction, living, example and teaching.

These principles are brought to life in a fun, healthy and educational way across each of our nurseries by our team of quality childcare professionals.

Our commitment to families

  • Provide a learning environment which promotes the highest quality childcare
  • Nurture each child’s individual qualities, needs, potential and growth
  • Support and build strong working partnerships with families
  • Maintain quality training standards for our dedicated and professional team
  • To continue to liaise with local schools and members of the community, allowing us to share good practice

Our commitment to organisations

  • Offer practical, affordable childcare solutions
  • Meet the needs of your business and its employees
  • Liaise closely with your representatives
  • Provide accurate, timely service reports
  • Allocate a dedicated Management contact throughout the duration of any contract

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