Parent Reviews


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.

Happitots provides high-quality childcare in a fun and exciting environment. Since joining the nursery, my son has developed in so many ways. He is more confident and looks forward to going into nursery every day.

This is the best nursery my daughter has ever attended. The staff care so much about every child and work individually to their full potential and do such a wide range of activities with them. They have moulded my daughter into a confident little girl who will happily share and play with others when she previously struggled with that. There has never been a day where she hasn't wanted to go to nursery and that itself speaks volumes.

My daughter started in the babies’ class last summer, she was still crawling and that was really the bulk of her ability. I was so nervous leaving her while studying at the enjoining college but it's been the best thing I've ever done. She has come on leaps and bounds, not only physically but mentally. The amount of language she speaks for her age, she counts to 11 she can say (sing) her full alphabet, she engages with staff and other kids and it's so amazing to see and makes me so proud when I read her journal. She will be moving on after summer into the toddler class and I can't wait to see her grow and become more confident and make more friends.

Both my sons have been attending Happitots since August 2016 and they both really enjoy it. The staff are very friendly and always keep me up to date with everything that's happening. Highly recommend this nursery.

My son has settled into Happitots SLC so well due to such lovely people working there. He has come on in leaps and bounds in his numeracy, colours, shapes and animals etc. He has gained lots of confidence with regards to playing with other children and learning to share with them. He regularly talks to me at home about the friends he has made and also the staff in the Toddler Room. I also think it's a great benefit having access to the Learning Journal which I log on to several times a week to have a look at what activities he has been doing that week and this is always documented by pictures which is lovely to see. He really enjoys going into nursery and this means I can go and study knowing I have left my little boy in safe hands and in a lovely environment that he can continue to learn and have fun. Thanks again to all the staff at Happitots.

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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