Our Nursery

Our Nursery & Creche

Here at Happitots we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age.  We also offer an ad-hoc hourly crèche service for children of the same age.  

Our Nursery & Crèche is situated in Cumbernauld town centre, on the third floor of the Antonine Shopping Centre, opposite the local library. Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn in confidence. Our nursery benefits from ample parking available, allowing for easy drop offs and collections. Find Us.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Learning in Cumbernauld 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, offer 2 year old and 3-5 year old funding. Our spaces fill very fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.

To get a real feel for our nursery, we would highly recommend coming to visit our nursery and seeing our facilities 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 01236 736 821 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing. 

Our Nursery Team

Our Nursery Manager, Kathryn Brodie, has over 10 years childcare experience. Kathryn is supported by her Deputy, Julie Anne Robertson, who has over 18 years of childcare experience and recently achieved her BA in Childhood Practice at the University of Glasgow. Kathryn and Julie Anne ensure their nursery provides a safe and stimulating environment for children to thrive.

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 2018Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group for 2020, Day Nurseries Top 20 Recommended Nurseries in Scotland 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.


Click here to visit Thrive Childcare and Education Website