Eco-Schools accreditation at Kidsplay Childcare Nursery in Kirkintilloch

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3rd March 2020

Guess what! For the 12th year running, we have achieved our Eco-Schools accreditation at Kidsplay Childcare. Our nursery is thrilled to have an incredible contribution to the community in Kirkintilloch and the world around us. 

We are fortunate to empower our children to protect our planet on a variety of topics. We have learning and action sessions on marine life, biodiversity, healthy living and recyclable waste. It makes such a difference to our children!

We want to thank everyone who is involved in the Eco-Schools Project at our nursery and congratulate on this fantastic achievement. We believe that together we can achieve a lot.

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

For nearly 25 years, this project has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness.

Eco-Schools develops children skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the nursery environment and encourages our children to live a healthy lifestyle.

eco-schools nursery in Kirkintilloch

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