Bertram Nursery Group is a finalist in the NMT Nursery Awards!

We’re delighted to announce that Bertram Nursery Group is a finalist in the NMT Nursery Awards!

All our hard work across Scotland is to be nationally recognised at the NMT Nursery Awards. Our wonderful nursery teams have been nominated in several categories, which truly reflects the outstanding work we do to support our children in their learning, play and development. Being selected from thousands of nurseries across the country is a huge privilege, but one that is well deserved.

The judging will take place in Glasgow before then final Gala Night on the 30th August where the lucky winners will be announced. We are counting down the days to find out who the winners of 2019 will be. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

We have been nominated under several categories, which is really something to be proud of!

Nursery Training & Development Award 2019

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Awards 2019 

Forest School/Kindergarten Award 2019 

Nursery Personality of the Year Award

Nursery Training & Development Award

This award acknowledges exceptional commitment to the training and developing of staff members. The award could go to an outstanding business, nursery or individual who makes an extraordinary contribution to enhancing training within the childcare sector.

Forest and Kindergarten Award 

This award recognises the fantastic use of forest school and kindergarten. Outdoor learning supports the development of personal, social and emotional life skills through learner-led, nature-based learning. Children are inspired creatively with activities and experiences through an outdoor approach.

Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Award

This award values indoor environments that inspire and excite children. The nurseries nominated under this category actively involve children in their learning, as well as celebrating their achievements.  

Nursery Personality of the Year Award

This award pays tribute to individual staff members who make a real difference to their own setting in ways which are truly inspiring and memorable. This person will actively promote excellent care for their children, peace of mind for parents and encourage a happy working environment for all.



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