We are very proud of the wonderful reviews parents have submitted about our nursery.

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My daughter came from another nursery in May 2017 and from day one she fell in love with everyone. We noticed how quickly she started learning with her new teachers (songs, numeracy, dance, language). Excellent work guys. Thank you.

This is a fantastic Nursery. My daughter has been attending since she was a year old and her speech and confidence has grown. She has made a lot of friends and has a good relationship with the teachers. They learn something new every day and I love that they play outside in the fresh air every day (unless of high winds) which I think is extremely important.

Our little boy joined the nursery at five months old, attending just two afternoons per week, to begin with. He absolutely loves his Loretto Nursery family and is always bubbling with happiness when we pick him up having had such a lovely time there. He was the youngest there at the time he joined, and I was a bit worried that he would require lots of attention being so young, as he could not sit up yet and was starting a habit of fighting his naps. The staff are very caring and friendly and patient, and know what they're doing and were able to give him the attention he needed, as well as the other lovely young children in their care. Even though he was very young, they helped him join in activities safely where he could, so he could learn and have fun. We're all very happy and grateful to the staff for looking after our precious wee one so well.

Fabulous newly refurbished building with excellent facilities. Staff are approachable and treat children as individuals, the team in the baby room have gone out of their way to accommodate my daughter's allergies. Onsite chef sets this nursery apart from others in the area.

Great facilities, lovely location and dedicated staff. Both our children had a wonderful time at Loretto, learning, having fun and being outdoors. Having meals provided was also a huge advantage. We were particularly pleased with how the team looked after our 2-year old daughter - she developed a lot through play and activities at nursery.

There are several good nurseries in Edinburgh and East Lothian and several poor ones but we have found, after experiencing several, Loretto Nursery to be the best. The staff are excellent, down to earth, lovely and above all extremely capable. My little boy runs in every morning and as a mum, I feel relaxed leaving him there because I feel so reassured that he is going to be well looked after and have a lot of fun. We are not local to Musselburgh but it is worth the drive, easy to park and the ideal Esk-side location is a treat every morning. Huge bonus is that they provide nappies wipes snacks and properly cooked meals included in the fee so all you have to focus on is your wee one, making it much easier for any super busy working mum.

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