Success at Bertram Nursery Group is Best When it’s Shared

It’s Christmas (yay!) and we love to celebrate this wonderful time with the whole team here!

Every year our nurseries take part in a group-wide competition to gain points and be crowned at Bertram’s Top 10 Leaderboard. Of course, there are plenty of prizes for everyone.

This year was incredible, we are overwhelmed by the impossible commitment and professionalism of our managers and their teams. Thank you to absolutely everyone who participated. It was an exciting journey just weeks before Christmas.

Everyone performed at the top of their abilities and it’s utterly delightful to see so much engagement across Bertram Nursery Group. This celebration would never be complete without a bunch of highly talented and inspiring teams across the UK. Our heartiest gratitude to each one of you for your unparallel contributions! It’s been amazing 😊

The highlight of the competition is probably a remarkable achievement of our managers Amy Devine from Holyrood Nursery Princes Dock in Liverpool and Wilma McFarlane from Happitots Nursery Baillieston in Glasgow.

Amy’s team have accomplished the impossible during the whole course of the 9 weeks of the competition. Each week our Liverpool nursery was leading the competition across the entire group and taking the biggest prize for her team at the end!

Creating a culture of recognition and appreciation helps us to nurture an environment for teamwork and increased contributions.

We love to celebrate the team that made our nurseries to be the best childcare provider in the UK. Thank you for not only your excellent work but also for all the support you have given each other throughout the competition, that’s what makes the team passionate! Thank you for all your hard work!

Here are our finalists:

1st Place Holyrood Nursery Princes Dock and Happitots Nursery Baillieston

2nd Place Holyrood Nursery Astley and Holyrood Nursery Bury

3rd Place Holyrood Nursery Prestwich and Strawberry Hill Nursery Telford

4th Place Happitots Nursery Bishopbriggs and Holyrood Nursery Swinton

5th  – 6th  Place Kelvinside Kindergarten, Corner House Day Nursery Gillsland, Cove Bay Kindergarten and Holyrood Nursery Castleton

7th Place Enchanted Forest Nursery Thornliebank and Holyrood Nursery Media City

8th – 9th Place Enchanted Forest Nursery Greenock, Holyrood Nursery Haydock and Holyrood Nursery Salford

10th Place Strawberry Hill Nursery, Happitots Nursery Glasgow Airport, Enchanted Forest Nursery Robroyston and Happitots Nursery Cumbernauld

❤️ Huge Congratulations everyone ❤️

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