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. 

The best nursery I’ve ever visited. I live about 30 minutes away and have still chosen this nursery for my child as the excellent staff, environment and care they provide is well worth the travel. They go the extra mile and every child has a smile.

As a parents my requirements are simple, a safe environment for my child with exceptional care but above all an enabling environment where my child can grow as an individual. Holyrood Swinton meets all of these. I do not have to worry about my child because in just over a year he has developed exceptionally well. The nursery is the epitome of cleanliness, the staff are polite, forthcoming and keep me well informed about his progress or what I can do to help with his development. The upgrades they have made outside are pretty wonderful and safe for children to play in. I am confident leaving my child all day because I know in my absence he won’t miss me while he enjoys himself under the best care available. Thank you all, you do a wonderful job and I appreciate it.

I love this nursery, my boy is coming on in leaps and bounds. The staff are very helpful and work with your needs.

My child has attended this nursery since 2014 and is now in the preschool room, the care and expertise is second to none, the staff provide exciting and stimulating activities and the chef provides a wide range of healthy meals. The management team are very helpful. nothing is too much trouble, I recommend this nursery to everyone and it’s definitely value for money.

Really great nursery. My 2 year old loves it at Holyrood Swinton. My daughter calls out staffs names when we are at home, she really enjoys herself and misses staff when she’s off.

Our daughter’s nursery have been wonderful; from the friendly staff to the ongoing improvements being made to the facilities. Both my wife and I feel our daughter has got good personal skills with other children, which she might not have, had she not been at nursery. We see an improvement almost on a daily basis and some of that is down to the brilliant staff of Holyrood Nursery (Swinton).

Holyrood Swinton is amazing. I wouldn’t send my son anywhere else. The staff are professional but very personable too. The facilities are brilliant especially after the refurbishment. My son really enjoys coming to nursery. The food is also nutritionally balanced. Brilliant nursery. Will always recommend.

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