Our Nursery

Here at Happitots we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our nursery accommodates children of South Lanarkshire College students and staff, providing tailored care to suit college hours and term times as well as providing childcare for local families. 

We are situated in a stunning, light and spacious new building linked to the South Lanarkshire College campus, with plenty of off-street parking allowing for easy and safe drop-off and collection. 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 focused activities and regular access to outdoor play areas to enhance their learning opportunities and encourage learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been a well established and respected Centre for Early Year's Learning in South Lanarkshire since 2009 and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.  In 2018 we were named one of the Top 20 Nurseries in Scotland by DayNurseries.co.uk.  To have a read of our parent reviews on Day Nurseries click here.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. Our spaces fill up 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 highly recommend coming to see our nursery for yourself! Our nursery manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 01355 807 312 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing. 

Our Nursery Team

Our Nursery Manager Tracy has been part of the team at Happitots South Lanakshire for over 13 years. Tracy has a son of her own and so brings professional and personal experience to her nursery. Tracy manages the nursery and her staff team to ensure the nursery provides a secure family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by dedicated staff in a safe environment. Our Senior Practitioners, Tracey and Ashleigh, work alongside Tracy to ensure our nursery provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for children to develop and thrive. 


"The nursery has been a big part on encouraging the development of my child. My child is becoming more confident and gaining numerous skills due to coming to the nursery. I get regular updates on how my child is doing which is very important to me." ~ Margaret, Parent - Day Nurseries Review

"My son and nephew both love coming to the nursery. The staff are so friendly, caring, helpful, attentive and have a fantastic manner with the children and most all my son and nephew have lots of happy and fun days during their time in nursery."~ Kelly, Parent - Google Review

"I think my son being at nursery has helped him develop his social skills. He is always happy going to nursery and coming back and the staff are always welcoming and polite and helpful with whatever you need. He loves the nursery and all the staff and I can see his social skills developing even further from being there. I think the nursery standards are very high and the staff are fantastic." ~ Victoria, Parent - Day Nurseries Review

Top 20 Recommend Nurseries in Scotland 2020

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including: Silver Flag Eco School Status, Childsmile Dental Scheme, Day Nurseries Top 10 Nurseries in Scotland 2017, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Recommended Day Nurseries in Scotland 2020, and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.

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.


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