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.

Highly recommended nursery. Great area and outdoor area. Everyone welcoming and friendly. Lovely areas and loads of different and unusual rooms for the children to explore and learn new things.

My child is very settled in the nursery due to a kind, caring staff. I like the weekly observations sent to us by phone and it's nice to see my child engaged in a range of activities, especially outdoor learning.

Cannot fault the nursery and staff. My son started 18 months ago, and he was made welcome from day 1. Not once does he object to go to nursery. He is just so happy to be there. I feel free to discuss any issues with staff, and he absolutely adores them. I love the fact that they play/learn outside nearly every day. He learns so much and is ever so eager to relay every bit of knowledge. He is also pleased with having choices concerning meals. Very happy with the different activity rooms in each class (visual, construction etc.) and I would recommend this nursery 100%.

We are exceptionally pleased with Kidsplay Childcare. Our daughter is now in the Twain room which she absolutely loves. The staff all appear to work very hard to provide a safe and positive environment for the children.

We are particularly pleased with the outdoor time that the nursery encourages and the focus on play and social skills whilst also helping to develop each child's individual skills.

Our daughter is a very happy and confident 2 year old and we feel that Kidsplay has played a key role in her development.

Overall we are very happy with our daughter's care and would highly recommend the nursery to others.

Fabulous nursery, great staff. An amazing range of activities provided for children along with a great menu of home cooked meals. My daughter has been at Kidsplay for 2 years now and has came on wonderfully. My friend takes her little boy there too now after recommendation from myself.

A fantastic nursery with dedicated staff and genuine care given to the children. My two children have been here since there were 9 months old and have both progressed very well and love going to nursery.

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