Bertram Nurseries are regularly evaluated by experts in our profession and are proud to have achieved numerous awards, accolades and accreditations that reflect our passion for delivering quality childcare.
Top 20 Large Nursery Groups in the UK 2019
This month, Bertram Nursery Group has achieved something amazing. Our group has been named as one of the best nursery groups in the UK. Achieving an ‘excellent’ standard from almost all our reviews, our nurseries have been recognised for our superb provision, holistic care and dedicated staff. To maintain such high standards for many years is an extra special achievement, but we would expect nothing less from our wonderful Kidsplay Childcare, Happitots nurseries and Holyrood Nurseries. In other good news, our sister nurseries Oranges and Lemons in Dundee were ranked in the top twenty nurseries across Scotland. You must be so proud as well! Congratulations Oranges and Lemons!
Top Nurseries in Scotland 2019
We have achieved something amazing. We have been named as some of the best nurseries in Scotland by DayNurseries.co.uk. That’s right, some of the best nurseries across the whole of Scotland! Five of our Happitots and two of Oranges and Lemons Nurseries have been ranked in the top twenty nurseries in Scotland. We are over the moon to receive this prestigious recognition.
Top 10 Recommended Nursery in Scotland – Happitots South Lanarkshire,Bishopbriggs & Oranges and Lemons Belsize 2018
We are extremely proud that our Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire & Happitots Bishopbriggs Nursery have been announced a Top 10 Nursery in Scotland by the independently reviewed website daynurseries.co.uk! The Top 10 Nursery Awards 2018 highlight the most recommended nurseries in each region of the UK. A huge thank you to all who have submitted a review of our nursery – we love and appreciate receiving your feedback on how we can continue to deliver high quality childcare in our nurseries.
Top 20 Recommended Large Nursery Group in the UK 2018
We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Top 20 Nursery Group in the UK for 2018. It is a huge honour and we will keep maintaining high standards to meet the parents’ expectations.To have a look at our parent reviews please visit here:
Nursery Management Today Finalist 2017
We are very proud to have been shortlisted 2017 Nursery Management Today Awards in the following areas: Nursery Group – Bertram Nursery Group, Nursery Nurse/Childcare Worker – Katrina Kenmore, Happitots Nursery Bishopbriggs, Nursery Team – Kathryn Brodie & Meagan Blyth, Bright Beginnings Nursery Falkirk
Finalist in Nursery World Awards 2017
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for three fantastic awards in the 2017 Nursery World Awards: Manager of the year – Amy Devine, Holyrood Nursery Astley, Nursery Environments – Holyrood Nursery Astley, Health and Well being Award – For our Physical Development Stars Network
Top 20 Recommended Large Nursery Group in the UK 2017
We are very proud has been announced a Top 10 Nursery Group in the UK by the independently reviewed website daynurseries.co.uk! The Top 10 Nursery Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended nurseries in each region of the UK.
Top 10 Recommended Nursery in Scotland – Happitots South Lanarkshire & Oranges and Lemons Technology Park 2017
We are so proud that our Happitots Nursery South Lanarkshire has been announced a Top 10 Nursery in Scotland by the independently reviewed website daynurseries.co.uk! The Top 10 Nursery Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended nurseries in each region of the UK. A big thank you to all who have submitted a review of our nursery – we love receiving your feedback on how we can continue to deliver high quality childcare in our nurseries.
Dryden Street Nursery – Ofsted Outstanding Provider 2017
We are delighted that our Dryden Street Nursery has been named an Outstanding Provider by Ofsted in 2017. This demonstrates that the nursery has been judged to have outstanding overall effectiveness in an Ofsted inspection.
Investors in Young People – Gold Good Practice Award 2017
We are very proud to have been awarded the Investors in Young People Gold Good Practice Award in 2017. This award demonstrates our continued commitment to the recruitment, support, development and retention of young people in our business as well as the sector. We will continue to nurture the tremendous energy, enthusiasm, passion and potential of all of the people we are proud to employ at Bertram nursery Group.
Nursery World – Nursery Chain of the Year 2013
We were delighted to have been awarded Nursery Chain of the Year at the Nursery World Awards in 2013. This award refelcted our commitment to providing quality childcare and education across the UK.
Day Nurseries Recommended
We are thrilled to be recommended by our wonderful parents and families on Daynurseries.com. Read our reviews or review us for yourself here.
Green Flag Eco Schools
Strawberry Hill Edinburgh, Kidsplay Childcare, Dunblane Nature Kindergarten, Corner House Spylaw and Gillsnad, Bright Beginnings Falkirk, Holyrood Haydock and Holyrood Astley are thrilled to have achieved their Green Flag Award for their environmentally friendly practices within their nursery.
Silver Award – Eco Schools
Cove Bay Kindergarten, Celtic Cross Nursery, Kelvinside Kindergarten, Bright Beginnings Stirling, The Honest Toun, Strawberry Hill Telford, Happitots nurseries; Bishopbriggs, Baillieston, Glasgow Airport, Cumbernauld, South Lanarkshire and Garrowhill, as well as Holyrood nurseries; Hope and Swinton are all very proud to have achieved their Silver Eco Award for their commitment to being environmentally friendly nurseries.
Bronze Award – Eco Schools
Holyrood nurseries; Bury, Shaw, Prestwich and Altrincham are proud to have achieved their Bronze Eco Award in recognition of their efforts in being environmentally friendly nurseries.
Breast Feeding Friendly
Happitots Baillieston, Happitots Garrowhill, Kelvinside Kindergarten, Strawberry Hill Telford and Holyrood Astley are thrilled to have been recognised as Breast feeding friendly nurseries having been awarded this accreditation for their efforts in supporting breastfeeding mothers.
Scores on the Doors
Head through our doors and you can be assured of the very highest of standards as we received a fabulous five star scores on the doors rating from environmental health services at Strawberry Hill Telford.
Equal Opportunities Employer
We are very pleased that all our Holyrood Nurseries, as well as Dryden Street Nursery and Strawberry Hill Telford have received this award which shows are commitment to training, retention, consultation and disability awareness. We are proud to be an employer who is positive about working with disabled people.
Manchester Early Years Quality Assurance Framework – Gold Award
The Early Years Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) supports settings and the Local Authority (LA) to communicate a shared vision for quality, supporting Early Years settings to aspire to providing high quality services. We are proud to have achieved a gold award at our Dryden Street Nursery.
At Cove Bay Kindergaten and Bright Beginnings Stirling we are proud of our sparkling smiles and have been awarded our Childsmile Dental Scheme accreditation. Each child has a personal toothbrush and clean their teeth daily. We are supported in this by an Oral Health Worker from Childsmile.
Edinburgh College Placement Provider
Strawberry Hill Nursery is proud to be a placement provider for Edinburgh College and value the vibrancy and enthusiasm of the students who spend time gaining practical experience with our skilled staff teams.
WWF Hidden Hero 2015 – Strawberry Hill Nursery Chef Diane Lamont
Diane regularly campaigns and raises money for the WWF, raising £1000 to date by holding raffles, bake sales and other charity events. In 2015 she was named WWF Hidden Hero and awarded £500 to spend on up-coming Eco projects at Strawberry Hill Nursery!
St Helens Early Years Healthy Food Award
We are proud to have received the St Helens Early Years Healthy Food Award 2011 for our high levels of healthy food promotion at Holyrood Nursery Haydock.
Healthier Commitment for Early Years
We are proud that our Strawberry Hill Nursery Telford is part of the Healthier Catering Commitment for Early Years for our provision and promotion of healthy food choices, great standards of food hygiene, fully trained staff and for being a Breastfeeding friendly nursery.
Diabetes School Star Award – Award in Excellence
Oranges and Lemons Techology Park nursery were proudly presented with the Diabetes School Star Award for Excellence by the Paediatric Team from Ninewells Hospital in 2016.
Bertram Gala Awards – Innovative Practice Award
Kidsplay Kidcare were proud to receive an award for Innovative Practice at the Bertram Gala Awards in 2015 for their work with training children in First Aid. Children at Kidsplay are able to check airways, breathing, circulation, and put an adult into recovery position. They know how to phone an ambulance and give their home address.
Every Child a Talker Setting
At Strawberry Hill Telford, Holyrood nurseries; Prestwich, Swinton, Salford, Media City and Bury we love to talk and are active participants in the Every Child a Talker language programme.
Eco Schools Registered
Holyrood Salford and Buoys and Gulls are registered as ECO school centres in recognition of their commitment to being an environmentally friendly nursery. Our children are passionate recyclers and love nothing better than an afternoon caring for their garden.
I Can Accreditation
At Holyrood nurseries; Haydock, Swinton and Hope we are active participants in the ‘I Can’ speech and learning programme.
Healthy Early Years Settings Award
We ensure children gain the skills and knowledge to help make positive decisions about food and their health. The benefits of Healthy Early Years include healthier food choices and more opportunities to exercise. We are proud to have received this award at Holyrood Astley.
High Five Accreditation
High Five Accreditation establishes the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming. This award focuses on healthy development of children, resulting in programs of the highest recognised levels of quality and safety. Holyrood Haydock and Holyrood Castleton are very proud to have gained this accreditation.
Holyrood Castleton have taken positive steps to promote good health and well-being. Children understand what foods are healthy for them and are offered a nutritious range of healthy meals and snacks. We are proud to have achieved this award to show that we are proactive in ensuring children gain skills and knowledge to choose healthy options.
Placement Provider for Aberdeen College
Cove Bay Kindergarten and Celtic Cross Nursery are proud to be placement providers for Aberdeen College and value the vibrancy and enthusiasm of the students who spend time gaining practical experience with our skilled staff teams.
Healthy Business Award
We are proud that our Menus have been analysed by a dietician to grade nutrition. Healthy and Scrumptious food here at Holyrood Astley!
We are very proud to have received our NHS Golden Apple Award at Holyrood Bury, Media City and Prestwich. This scheme aims to make it easier for children to choose healthier meals. By achieving the standards of the Golden Apple Award we play a part in helping to improve children’s health.
We’re Green, We’re Clean
We are so proud to have achieved the ‘We’re Green, We’re Clean’ Award for our commitment to being environmentally friendly nurseries here at Holyrood nurseries; Swinton, Salford and Hope.
Baby Welcoming Environment
Achieving this Award recognises that our Holyrood Haydock nursery provides a welcoming environment for breastfeeding mums. Our commitment to promote, protect and support parents to feed their babies when out and about locally has gained us this award.
Green Rag Rating
We are very proud to have received our Green Rag Rating in recognition of the standards our nursery at Holyrood Princes Dock has achieved. The Liverpool RAG (Red, Amber, Green) Rating system allows Early Years settings, together with the Local Authority to make an assessment of quality.
Triple P Award (Positive Parenting Programme)
Kelvinside Kindergarten are proud to take part in the Triple P system which has proven parenting solutions that helps solve current parenting problems and prevents future problems before they arise.
Happy to be Healthy
We were extremely proud at The Honest Toun and Strawberry Hill Nursery when we achieved our Healthy Schools accreditation. We provide delicious, tasty and nutritious meals and snacks from our health promoting menus and ensure we are all getting lots of fresh air and exercise at our nursery.
Investing in Children
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten were proud to have achieved their ‘Investing in Children’ award which recognises and celebrates our imaginative and inclusive practice respecting the rights of young people and children.
Eat Better, Start Better
At Holyrood Salford, our Eat Better, Start Better programme helps young children to eat well. We do this by working with everyone involved in early years health and education, to help them to support families.
The 1st Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2014
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten were short listed as finalists for the “Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment” award at The 1st Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2014.
The Skills Pledge
Our Holyrood nurseries; Bury, Castleton, Prestwich and Hope are proud to have achieved The Skills Pledge. This award recognises how we best demonstrate what can be achieved by developing the proficiency of our employees. We have made efforts to ensure that all our staff are skilled, competent and qualified to make a full contribution to the success of our company.
Green Tree Schools Awards
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten are proud to have achieved their Silver Standard certificate of the Green Tree Award Scheme; as won by the Woodland Trust.
Making a Difference
Recently a shining light was put on Diane Lamont, our nursery cook at Strawberry Hill Nursery Edinburgh, as she received a call live on air from Real Radio Scotland to be told she is the Centre Stage Local Community Hero Winner sponsored by Clydesdale Bank.
Nursery Management Today Awards
We are proud to have received multiple awards from Nursery Management Today: Nursery Chef of the Year – Sally, Chef, Holyrood Nursery Prestwich, 2008. Nursery Manager of the Year – Wilma, Manager, Happitots Baillieston, 2008. Nursery Team of the Year, Happitots Baillieston, 2009. Trainee of the of the Year – Happitots Garrowhill, 2007. Nursery Environment of the Year, Holyrood Castleton, 2009.
Kite Mark Quality Assurance
The Kitemark is one of the most recognised quality and safety symbols in the world and offers true value to both consumers and businesses that adopt the practices needed to gain certification. Holyrood Shaw are thrilled to have received the Kitemark Quality Assurance award.
5* Food Hygiene
Our 5* Hygiene award shows are dedication to hygiene practices, structure, cleanliness and management controls that are in place to ensure our food is produced safely here at Holyrood Castleton, Prestwich, Swinton and Hope.
5* Health Inspection
Our 5* Environmental Health Inspection at Holyrood Astley, Prestwich and Swinton shows our dedication to ensuring food is prepared and handled hygienically, to ensure food is safe to eat without risk of contamination. We are very proud of this award which also shows the condition of our equipment and premises are controlled, monitored and documented to ensure our hygiene practices are at the highest standard.