We have a range of services which are designed to meet the needs of children and families, whether it is a delivery acceptance, flexible nursery sessions or Holiday Clubs and Out of School Care.  

Holiday Clubs

We keep busy with lots of games, arts and crafts, exercise and play at our holiday clubs.

Out of School Care

We provide Before & After School Care, as well as Holiday Club care for Primary School aged children at select Happitots nurseries.

Delivery Acceptance

Just another way we aim to make life run a little smoother for our families – many of our nurseries offer delivery acceptance.

Meals and Snacks

All of our nurseries have their very own on-site nursery chef to prepare healthy and delicious meals and snacks for children. These are included in your nursery fees, at no extra cost.

Nursery Uniforms

Several of our nurseries have an optional nursery uniform, taking the stress out of the morning rush to get little ones dressed!

Flexible Sessions

Many of our nurseries offer flexible sessions to support shift workers and families needing a bit of flexibility in their childcare.

Employee Discounts

We offer employee discounts for NHS and Emergency Service staff at many of our nurseries.


Our Cumbernauld nursery offers a crèche service Monday – Friday. This is a great option for families needing the option of flexible and reliable childcare.

Settling In Sessions

Our nursery offers free settling-in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings, and become more familiar with the staff and other children.

Parent Communication

In recognition that education begins in the home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with monthly newsletters, parent focus groups and parent’s evenings twice a year. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our social media accounts.

E-Learning Journals

E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child's participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.

Autism Champion

Our staff is undergoing autism awareness training to be able to provide autism-friendly services. This allows children with autism to thrive socially, emotionally and educationally alongside their peers

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