We are very proud of the wonderful reviews parents have submitted about our nursery.  Visit our Day Nurseries page to read more reviews and ratings.

My daughter enjoys her days at nursery. She has settled well thanks to the care of the staff and has become a great playmate with her key worker. She does different activities each day. Some of which we would not be able to do at home e.g. soft play. She enjoys the food (she eats everything) and the menu is varied and nutritious. The staff are friendly and caring and always take the time to tell you what they have been up to that day. The nursery is always spotless.

From the lovely welcome at the reception desk to the fantastic activities each day, my son has an amazing time at this nursery. The staff are excellent at keeping him entertained all day and I am given a lovely book to show what activities he has done that day (including delicious snacks) and shows his nappies and nap time. I feel very safe leaving my son at this nursery, everyone is so caring.

I am very impressed with the care my daughter receives here. She is well cared for and is always happy to go. I have seen the nursery make some massive improvements, a big well done to the manager and her team.

“We have had a fantastic experience at my daughter’s nursery. The teachers are very helpful and professional but also with a friendly approach. My child has come on so much since she has attended the nursery. The communication between her, me and the staff at the nursery is brilliant. She cannot wait to go to ‘school’ as she would say and she is only two, I thoroughly believe it’s because of Holyrood it is run great. So clean and welcoming, facilities are to the highest standard. I would recommend this nursery to all parents.

What a nursery. My boy has been there for just over a year and I couldn’t be happier with his progress. He is happy to go in everyday and always smiling when I collect him. The staff have been wonderful from day one. The staff in the baby room know my son inside out and always make him feel comfortable.
The explorers' room he is in now where his key worker helps him to shine. But, all the staff know the kids inside out and my son is always learning new things from different carers. I also love that they have male nursery staff as I think that it's important for a child growing up to have different role models to look up to.

Amazing nursery! I could not be happier with the help and support we have received from Holyrood for our son. His development has come on leaps and bounds with the help of the staff and if I have ever had any questions or needed help and advice, they have been great in this aspect! Could not recommend
them highly enough.

My little boy has been going to Princes Dock since he was 11 months old, he is now 3 and a half. I have nothing but praise for all of the staff here. Every key worker my little boy has had have been amazing, I cannot fault them at all. He has progressed so much, loves to learn and enjoys playing
with all of his little friends. The nursery has been really supportive with the transitions from room to room and also helping him with his toilet training, which has helped us immensely. From day 1, I have felt comfortable leaving my boy in the care of the staff there and nothing was too much trouble when I used to call up to check on how he was doing (in baby rooms). I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone.

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