Our Nursery

Happitots Nursery Garrowhill provides stimulating and inspiring childcare for children from 6 weeks to 5 years.  With ample residential street parking and our convenient location next to the local school and near to the M8, we are a perfect choice for commuters and busy families.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grown and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children a wide range of activities and all of our children have access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across of all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Learning in Glasgow for over a decade and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. Our spaces can fill up fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure to get the sessions and start date you require.

To get a real feel for our nursery, we highly recommend coming to see our nursery for yourself! Our nursery manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0141 773 4153 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing. 

Our Nursery Manager, Helen Healy, has over 20 years of experience working in childcare. And our Deputy Manager, Stacey McDonald, who has over 6 years of experience in childcare, supports Helen in ensuring our nursery provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for children to develop and thrive.


"My 10-month-old boy didn't get a place at the council nursery my daughter went to which I'd had multiple issues with but they knew us as a family so I was really worried about going private but I needn't be worried. My son is flourishing more than I could ever have hoped, comes home having learnt new things (waving, saying hi, able to feed himself) and he loves all the girls as do I." -  Carrie, Parent - Facebook Review

"I have two children at this nursery, in different rooms, and they both love it. The staff are caring, considerate, make the effort to know the children they are working with and keep up to date with current practice. The children are given plenty of opportunities and support to try new experiences and form positive relationships with children and staff.  " - Victoria, Parent - Day Nurseries Review

"All staff are very friendly and approachable and any concerns you have they put your mind at ease right away. All the staff have great bonds with all the children. I have recommended to a friend already and will continue to recommend this nursery." - Nicola, Parent - Day Nurseries Review

Top 20 Nursery in Scotland for 2020

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Silver Flag Eco School Status, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group for 2020 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.

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.


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