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.

My wee boy came here aged 4 (he has autism) he had previously attended a council run nursery. The progress he has made within this year is phenomenal, he has been treated exactly the same as every other child, yet his specific needs have been met and exceeded. He has built friendships within the nursery, been given the chance to grow socially and emotionally at a pace that suits his needs and I cannot thank the girls enough for their love and support they have shown him. I would recommend this nursery to anyone. Thank you so much x

My son has been in Happitots Garrowhill for a few months now and seems to be really happy and settled in well! I have seen a huge difference in him. The staff are great with him. Thanks for your good work x

Cannot fault this nursery, I leave my boy every morning knowing he is safe and happy and will be learning and having fun. Staff are fab, really couldn't ask for a better service :)

Fab nursery, great staff, we are all one big happy family.

Thank you for the love and support you have shown…The progress he has made has been amazing and you have helped prepare him for school so much!

Happitots Garrowhill have laid great foundations for his life and we are truly thankful for that…We will always look back on Happitots with loads of love

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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