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.

My daughter recently started at the nursery. Staff have been very good settling her in and have offered advice and support around routine. My daughter loves being outdoors especially with having the option all day long. I feel confident that she is well cared for and that I can visit any time on my break as the nursery is across the road.

My experience with this nursery has been fabulous. My son settled in after several weeks of lots of tears due to him being really clingy to me and only used to being with family. The staff were very patient with him and shared ideas and feedback on how to help him adjust to nursery life. I felt reassured and comfortable leaving him there and they worked wonders as he now arrives at the nursery and is smiling and happy to stay there and sometimes doesn't want to be picked up early.

My daughter is very happy at her nursery. When I drop her off she is all smiles and loves the girls in her room. They make her very welcome. The nursery is of an excellent standard. Everyone is very polite and helpful. They are a great team and I would be very happy to recommend this nursery to anyone.

Very good and caring staff. This was our first experience with any nursery and our little one was welcomed with lots of love. She now likes to come to the nursery. Good cleanliness and they have a wide range of activities for children.

Holyrood Hope Nursery is a very welcoming and friendly nursery. My children are very well taken care of and have lots of fun activities to take part in. The nursery is always clean, and the room has a very modern feel. All the staff are lovely and are always happy to answer any questions that arise. Staff always phone promptly if there has been a mishap or my children are unwell. I am extremely happy with the care my children receive, and have peace of mind knowing they are kept safe and happy whilst I'm at work.

Lovely friendly staff made it very easy for my son to settle in quickly and they are supporting him fully while toilet training. Excellent management always goes the extra mile for us.

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. As part of this rebrand Holyrood Nursery Hope is now called Holyrood Nursery Salford Royal

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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