Parent Reviews


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.

Holyrood Shaw has been a great nursery so far. They made my transition to work after maternity leave very easy and continue to provide a safe, fun, stimulating environment 2 years on. The staff work so hard and go above and beyond for both children and the parents.

My child enjoys coming to nursery, he gets excited when we are on our way. He is well looked after and gets along with most staff. They respect my wishes as a parent and I fully trust them with my children. I also have a son in babies and he always holds his arms out for staff to get him as soon as we arrive.

As a grandparent, I am very happy with this nursery. I drop off and pick up about 2 out of 5 days, I think this is an excellent nursery.  The staff are wonderful. If my children were younger, I would have mine coming here. Excellent.

Our daughter enjoys coming to nursery and always asks if she is going.  She has made lots of friends and enjoys seeing the staff and talking to them. The staff are all friendly and will talk to you about how she has been and what she has been doing.

My son has loved being at this nursery. He has come on so much with his learning.  The staff are great cannot fault them.

Both my little boys attend this nursery and I have always been pleased with the level of care that they provide for both of them.

Every problem they or we have had or concern, they have always been addressed in a professional manner.  Overall, very happy with the nursery and their standards and each and every member of staff.

I just wanted to write to say thank you. Layla has been attending nursery for nearly a year now. She is is settled and happy and that's because of the wonderful caring staff, providing a safe and nurturing environment. I've found that all staff are warm and friendly and encourage the children. I feel able to go to work knowing that Layla is safe, happy and well cared for. I felt it is important to let you all know what a fantastic job you're doing.

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