Awards and Accolades

Holyrood Nurseries are regularly evaluated by experts in our profession. We are proud to have achieved numerous awards, accolades and accreditations that reflect our passion for delivering quality childcare.


Investors in Young People Gold Good Practice Award 2017

We are very proud to have been awarded the Investors in Young People Gold Good Practice Award with Bertram Nursery Group in 2017. This award demonstrates our continued commitment to the recruitment, support, development and retention of young people in our business as well as the sector.

Eco Schools – Green Flag Status

Our nurseries are registered ECO school centres in recognition of a commitment to being environmentally friendly. Holyrood Astley & Haydock are thrilled to have achieved the Green Flag Award. Holyrood Castleton, Hope, Salford & Swinton have achieved a Silver Award. Holyrood Bury, Shaw, Prestwich & Altrincham have gained a Bronze Award. All other nurseries are working towards their Bronze Award. – Top 10 Recommended Large Nursery Group 2017

We are honoured to have been awarded Top Ten Nursery Group with Bertram Nursery Group by The Top 10 Nursery Group Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended Nursery Groups in the UK, based on review scores submitted by parents and caregivers. Please visit the site to read the lovely feedback from parents and caregivers about our nurseries.

Nursery World Awards – Nursery Chain of the Year 2013

We were delighted to have been awarded Nursery Chain of the Year at the Nursery World Awards in 2013. This award reflected our commitment to providing quality childcare and education across the UK. Recommended

We are thrilled to be recommended by our wonderful parents and families on Please visit the website to read the lovely feedback about our nurseries.


National Day Nurseries Association

In 2011 we joined the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).  NDNA’s vision is a society where all children and families receive the best quality care and learning that enables them to reach their full potential.

Breast Feeding Friendly

We are a breast feeding friendly nursery at Holyrood Astley and were thrilled to have this recognised as we were awarded for our efforts in supporting breastfeeding mothers.

I Can Accreditation

At Holyrood Haydock, Swinton and Hope we are active participants in the ‘I Can’ speech and learning programme.

ECAT Setting

At Holyrood Nurseries Prestwich, Swinton, Salford, Media City and Bury we love to talk! We are active participants in the Every Child a Talker language programme.

High Five Accreditation

High Five Accreditation establishes the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming.  This award focuses on healthy development of children, resulting in programs of the highest recognized levels of quality and safety.  Holyrood Haydock and Castleton are very proud to have gained this accreditation.

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