Happitots South Lanarkshire Nursery – Rated 10 out of 10 on Day Nurseries

This October, our Happitots South Lanarkshire Nursery has been awarded a prestigious childcare certificate from daynurseries.co.uk. Happitots Nursery in East Kilbride is now a top-rated nursery in Scotland with the highest possible rating on Day Nurseries website of 10 out of 10.

DayNurseries.co.uk, a UK leading nursery review website, judging nurseries across Scotland based on the reviews and feedback directly from families. Taking into account a range of factors – including the outdoor space, learning opportunities, resources, cleanliness, care from nursery staff, food and nutrition, activities provided for the children and overall management of the nursery – DayNurseries.co.uk has published 138 parent and guardian reviews from families of the children who attended Happitots Nursery.

South Lanarkshire College Nursery achieved an ‘excellent’ standard from almost all reviews, Happitots Nursery has been recognised for superb provision, holistic care and dedicated staff.


I can’t say enough about how great my little girl’s nursery is. The staff are fantastic and go right out of their way and more for the kids.
The nursery itself is kept to a very high standard in all areas. My little girl doesn’t adapt to change very well and she has been to a few nurseries and this 
nursery and their staff have done wonders. They are so helpful and accommodating I don’t know what I’d do without them.

P.B. – 27 September 2019


The nursery is a fantastic place for the children to play and grow as individuals and the staff are all so attentive to the needs of each child and I have been very happy to leave my daughter and know that she will be very well taken care of. The food that is provided for the children is great also because there is a wide variety of healthy snacks and healthy meals all prepared fresh daily for the children. Overall it’s a brilliant nursery.

Terrie S – 27 September 2019


My daughter loves coming to nursery everyday. The staff are brilliant, the meals provided each day different and full of good things. My daughter has learned so much coming to nursery, and continues to grow and develop each day. I love seeing her learning journal each week on all the things she’s done and learned. It’s just brilliant. Glad to have my little girl coming back next year. So many things to try and do, and the encouragement she receives from all the staff is just heart warming.

Thank you so much!

Jennifer D – 18 June 2019


A few shout-outs are well deserved, as none of this would be possible without our hard-working and caring staff in the nursery. A big congratulations to Tracy, Tracy, Ashleigh and all the team at Happitots Nursery at South Lanarkshire College;  We can’t thank you enough for the fantastic work you do for our little ones, and are so proud you are nationally recognised for it!

And of course a very big thank you to our families who take the time to write us such lovely reviews. We love hearing your feedback and knowing how well your child is getting on in our nurseries. It is inspiring to see that our nurseries are loved by children and families alike.


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