Loretto Nursery offers Out of School Care through a fantastic After School Club and Holiday Club service.

Our After After School Club and Holiday Club are run by the experienced Mrs Jean Brown and Mrs Hazel Fraser in the lovely setting of Newfield House. Newfield House is situated on Loretto campus, in front of the vast expanse of Loretto Playing Fields, beside the River Esk.

After School Care

We cater for 25 children from Years One, Two and Three of Loretto Junior School. Children are collected from the Junior School to the After School Club at the end of the School day at 3.15 pm. We also collect children from their Extra Curricular Activities at 4 pm.

Our After School Club is a fun and relaxed setting where children can play, meet friends and be inspired by activities. Whilst at our After School Club, children are provided with a snack and 5pm supper prepared by our on-site Chef, and may complete their homework in a specially set up quiet area of the room.

We offer a range of activities, including:

  • Candle Making
  • Board games & jigsaws
  • Arts and crafts
  • Books & Stories
  • Building with construction toys
  • Role-play
  • Outdoor play in our garden
  • Beach and river walks

Out of School Care Hours

Monday-Friday 7.30am-9am


After School Club operates in line with Loretto Junior School term times. 

Holiday Club


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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