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We believe that mealtimes should be a fun and social time for children to explore delicious food and new flavours. We encourage self-serving, involve children in our meal preparation, and educate children about how their food is grown and made.


Our four week rolling menus include a fresh home-cooked lunchtime meal as well as morning and afternoon snacks bursting with fresh fruit, vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy development. Many of our nurseries also provide a special breakfast and dinner. Menus are regularly updated to accommodate seasonal fruit and vegetables and to reflect the feedback of children and parents.

Nursery Chefs

Our qualified Nursery Chefs  ensure that all meals are tasty, nutritionally balanced and tailored to suit your child’s individual dietary requirements.

Our Chefs are enthusiastic about consulting and involving our children in the kitchen. From providing taster sessions and introducing new meals, to including children in baking sessions and growing our own fruit and vegetables, they work to ensure our children have an understanding of healthy eating and of where their food comes from.

Dietary Requirements

We have a flexible approach to meals and mealtimes and are happy to cater for a wide range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements including:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Traditional and baby-led weaning foods


BreakfastWholemeal toast, a selection of cereals and fresh fruit served with water or milk.
Morning SnackFluffy scrambled eggs with melba toast.Carrot and breadsticks with a fresh mint dip.Natural yoghurt with fresh fruit.Melon cubes, sliced oranges and raisins. Bagel with selection of spreads.
LunchMild chicken curry with vegetables, basmati rice and naan bread.Homemade lemon sole goujons with potato wedges and garden peas.Sausages with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.Meatballs with fusilli pasta in a tomato sauce served with garlic bread.Chicken salad wraps with homemade potato wedges.
Vegetable bake served with crusty bread.Baked Potato with a selection of fillings and fresh salad.Tomato, chickpea and fresh herb penne pasta.Quorn wraps served with cous cous and sweetcorn.Vegetable pizza with fresh salad and coleslaw.
DessertStrawberry Cheesecake.Fruit compote and custard.Apple and cinnamon crumble.Pancakes with fresh fruit and honey.Fresh fruit salad.
Afternoon SnackNatural yoghurt with a pureed fruit medley.Oatcakes with pate or cheese, and a selection of vegetable sticks. Pitta pockets with a selection of fillings, dips and fresh salad. Vegetable sticks, breadsticks and rice cakes. Fruit scones with mixed berries.
*Example of a one week menu. Menus change every week over a 4 week period, and then rotate throughout the year.


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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