Our Nursery

Here at Holyrood Astley we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 6 weeks - 5 years of age. We also offer a Holiday Club, for children from 4 - 11 years old. Our nursery is housed in a stunning detached property set in over an acre of grounds. Find us. 

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. We are dedicated to following a Forest School approach and have our own fully trained Forest School Leader.

Our nursery is an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Care in Astley and 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 01942 897 739 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

Our Nursery Team

Our acting nursery manager, Katie Phillips has a wealth of experience working in childcare. Katie joined the team as a Modern Apprentice and over time has progressed to Deputy and finally Nursery Manager. As well as having lots of fantastic hands-on experience, Katie is currently studying for my NFCE Level 5 in Business Leadership and Management. Our deputy manager, Jessica Thomason, supports Amy in ensuring our nursery provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for children to develop and thrive.


“I find Holyrood Astley to be an excellent setting in which my daughter has attended for a couple of years. All nursery staff are friendly and welcoming when visiting the nursery to drop off and collect my daughter. I always receive detailed feedback about her day at nursery along with them providing me updates on her progress. I am extremely happy with the care Holyrood provide for my daughter.” –Danielle, Day Nurseries Review

“All the staff are friendly, caring and very supportive. They genuinely care about my children and the family.The nursery seems to always be looking at ways to make the children's experiences better.” – Anna, Day Nurseries Review

“This nursery has been excellent for my child. They have helped with his development and are so friendly with him that he loves going to nursery a few times a week to play and interact with the other children. The nursery staff make sure that they have that personal touch and are flexible whenever they can be with regards to additional days etc. The food given to my son is great and he always has something different each time. The reports done for each day are great and I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone who wants a friendly and fun environment for their child(ren).” – Chris, Day Nurseries Review

Top 20 Nursery Group for 2020

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Healthy Business Award, 5 Star Food Hygiene Award, Healthy Setting Award, Nursery World Award Winner, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group for 2020 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.

We would love to hear from you – please send us a message with your childcare requirements or questions below.

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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