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. 

This nursery is fantastic, I can't recommend it highly enough. The staff were, without exception, brilliant. This year my eldest leaves for school and I am on maternity leave, but I wouldn't hesitate to put both youngest back in to Happitots when I return to uni next summer. My children were happy, confident girls during their time at nursery. The online diary kept me up to date with what the girls were doing and allowed me to access photos and I could sit with the children and discuss what they had been doing. When the girls were unwell they immediately got in contact with us which gave us great peace of mind. The children ate fresh home cooked meals which were healthy and always enjoyed by my children, there are opportunities throughout the year for parents to have an input on menus. This nursery is a family environment and there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year for family members to get involved and feel part of their children's nursery experience.

The nursery is very handy for traveling too and from when I didn't have a car. Staff are very friendly and my little boy absolutely loves going into nursery and learns new and exciting things all the time.

The nursery is fantastic, my son is extremely well cared for by professional and loving staff. They work with me and my child to help him reach his milestones. The children are always outside which I love and I can see how happy he at the nursery. When at nursery, my son eats so well... better than at home with lots of healthy snacks and lunches. Very happy with the service. Thanks.

I would highly recommend this nursery. I am always happy to leave my little girl in the care of the lovely staff who I have full confidence in. When I pick my little girl up I am always fully informed of how her day has been and the girls let me see what she has been up to. Management are always friendly and welcoming and I know their door is always open for any questions I may have. An excellent nursery.

Two of our grandchildren attend Happitots Cumbernauld. They both love the nursery, and really enjoy spending time with the friends they have made at Happitots in such an excellent educational and welcoming environment. The staff are very helpful and caring, and the manager ensures that the standards are consistently high - well done everyone. The online learning journals are great for being kept up to date, and seeing what the children are 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