Our Rooms

Nursery Playrooms

Our Nursery Playrooms cater for children from 6 weeks - 5 years of age. We have our Baby Room (6 weeks - 18 months), our Toddler Room (18 months - 2.5 years), our Preschool 1 Room (2.5 - 3.5 years) and our Preschool 2 Room (3.5 - 5 years). We also benefit from an extensive outdoor area.

We offer FREE Settling in Sessions to ensure both you and your child are ready to start nursery. Each transition from one room to the next will always be discussed with you in advance. We understand every child is unique and we will ensure they progress through our playrooms at a time that is right for them. 

Our Staff:Child Ratio; 0-2'S (1:3), 2-3's (1:4), 3-5's (1:8). *Minimum number in accordance with current Ofsted regulations. Where possible these will be lower.

To come and see our playrooms for yourself please get in touch or book your viewing online today.

Outdoor Play

We love to get outside at Holyrood where we have a large outdoor area. Our extensive outdoor area is comprised of several very exciting spaces that promote children’s natural desire to explore, investigate and take risks under the supervision of skillful practitioners. Inspirational features that add to the interest of the garden include; a treehouse, a gravel pit, an allotment, a bug hotel, a pond, a fire pit, an outdoor classroom and a bird watching hut. We even encourage our children to help grow their own veggies in our vegetable patch whenever possible. Our children make full use of their outdoor area as well as regular trips out in their local community. To keep up to date with our recent adventures, follow us on Facebook for more regular updates

Out of School Care & Holiday Club

Our Out of School Care and Holiday Club are based within the nursery and care for children from 5-11 years of age. Our Out of School Care is currently operating a waiting list so we advise you contact ASAP to reserve your space.  

Our Breakfast, After School Club and Holiday Club is available for 16 children aged 4-11 years and is open at 7.30 - 9am and 3.15 -  6pm. Our Breakfast and Afterschool Club caters for St Ambrose Barlow and St Stephens Primary Schools in Astley. Our Holiday Club runs throughout the School holidays. 

We provide a selection of cereals and toast for breakfast and a snack for tea when the children have been collected from school. Please see our nursery menu for more information. During Holidays we provide children with a hot cooked lunch time and snacks.

Our Out of School Care area has been designed as a cool and stylish place to be, as requested by our children.  We have a comfy area with giant bean bags and sofas where the children can relax, read, play on the Xbox or the Nintendo Wii, or play one of our many board games. We have a PC for the children to complete their homework, surf the web (age restrictions in place) or upload and print some of the many photographs they like to take. 

Activities are planned with our children’s input to ensure we keep their interests as the main focus. Examples include:

  • Baking and preparing snacks such as biscuits, smoothies, cornflake cakes, pizza to apple pie
  • Fruit picking from our own garden
  • Planting and tending to plants and veges in our garden 
  • A trip out to see the horses
  • Karaoke competition
  • Music - Keyboard and guitar
  • Photo collage
  • Arts and crafts for events such as Halloween, Diwali, etc.
  • Foosball
  • Hunting for bugs

Please contact us to learn more about our Out of School Care services. 

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