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"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world"

Nelson Mandela



Our Values

Children first every time

Deliver everyday with passion

Be a positive role model


About us

Bertram Nursery Group are an award-winning nursery group who provide inspiring childcare throughout the UK and are a trusted and recognised brand in early years excellence. Each of our 42 (and growing) nurseries are unique and offer a variety of activities and opportunities to encourage child development in fun and stimulating environments which makes us the perfect choice for parents.

From the baby room to the board room, our amazing, passionate, enthusiastic and committed teams put children first at all times and pride themselves on delivering high quality childcare and early years education across the North West of England and Scotland.

Interested in Joining Our Team?



Why join us?

Our teams are friendly, fun and dedicated to making every day special. There really is no better time to join our ambitious team. We’re growing fast and are passionate about developing our people and we recognise individual’s potential through promotion opportunities.

What’s on offer…

Colleagues are the heartbeat of our business and recruiting the very best people, is critical to our success. We really value our colleagues so in addition to the fantastic career progression opportunities, we offer many other benefits including:

  • Competitive salaries and pensions
  • Bertram Benefits discount scheme offering a wide range of discounts to suite all needs
  • Discounted childcare
  • Flexibility
  • Dedicated support to help you deal with personal issues
  • Recognition of achievements through award and accreditation schemes
  • We will pay for your DBS / PVG registration
  • Free uniform
  • Ongoing, paid for training and development opportunities
  • Real opportunities for career progression, many of our Senior posts are occupied by colleagues who have been promoted whilst working Bertram
  • Local level recognition schemes
  • Regular communications
  • Earn to Learn Apprenticeships – where you can attain your Level 3 in Childcare while gaining real experience in our settings and earning a real wage, along with great benefits
  • Working as part of a bubbly, vivacious and caring team

We’re looking for …

Above all we want talented people who love caring and nurturing young children, helping them on their way to become curious and active learners who achieve their full potential in all areas of development. Ideally you will; 

  • Hold a relevant professional qualification in childcare or are willing to undertake training (where required)
  • Be friendly, fun, welcoming and able to relate, engage and connect with young children and their families
  • Be flexible and open to change, new ideas and developments
  • Be ambitious and passionate about childcare and early years education
  • Be a team player

For further information please email [email protected]

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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