Our Nursery

Here at Holyrood Swinton we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from birth to 5 years of age. We also offer Out of School Care, including a Holiday Club for children from 3 - 11 years of age. 

Housed in a large detached property, we are located on Rake Lane, just minutes from the centre of Swinton. With convenient links to public transport, a large off-street car park with space for drop off and collection, and being located just a short drive from the motorway, we are a convenient choice for families living in Manchester and beyond. Find us here.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow 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 all areas of the curriculum. 

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Care in Swinton for over 14 years and during this time 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 2 - 5 year old funding. Our spaces can 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 see for yourself! Our Nursery Manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to our staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0161 794 8331 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

Our Nursery Team

Our Nursery Manager, Sarah Fisher, has over 14 years experience working in childcare. Sarah has her own personal wealth of experience she brings to her role being a mother herself. Our Deputy Manager, Donna Sumbland, supports Sarah in ensuring our nursery provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for children to develop and thrive. Sarah also has 3 children of her own and so is an expert at juggling lively nursery life at Holyrood Swinton! Sarah and Donna work together to nurture supportive relationships between our staff, parents and children.


“Love the Swinton Holyrood Nursery. My son has been settled since his first day. Always very informative with SMS messages and emails with updates on what’s coming up and what we need to be informed about. My son loves his key workers and everyone at the nursery. Very friendly staff all the time and very flexible and understanding when needed” – Sam, Facebook Review (Holyrood)

“My daughter is one nearly two and my eldest daughter is 8 and attends breakfast club they both attend Holyrood Swinton. All the staff are exceptional and are amazing with my daughters. They are very well cared for and have an amazing bond with the staff. Thank you, Holyrood Swinton,!” – Catherine, Facebook Review (Holyrood)

“Holyrood has been a blessing, it has helped my little girl so much in the few months she's been going. All the team there are so welcoming and fastly becoming my saviours. They help me with day to day knowledge and advice and are now my go-to people. I can see how much my little girl loves each and everyone she's come in contact with from the smile and joy on her face daily. Thank you for the help, support, reassurance and daily smiles for me and my little girl.” – Rhean, Day Nurseries Review

Top 20 Nursery Group 2020

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Outstanding OFSTED Report, Silver Flag Eco School Status, We're Green We're Clean, 5 Star Environmental Health, I Can Award, 5 Star Food Hygiene Award, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group 2020 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.

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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