We offer a wide range of activities and extras to enrich every child’s experience of nursery.

Each of our nurseries offer a unique range of activities and extras. Please contact your nearest Holyrood nursery to learn which exciting activities they offer.

Qualified Teachers

Our qualified teachers work closely with our preschool children and their key workers to ensure that children make good progress within all aspects of their development in readiness for school.

Quality Resources

Our nurseries provide an extensive range of resources to encourage children to learn through play. We favour naturalistic resources and make fantastic use of our outdoor equipment, prompting free-flow and child-led learning.

Interactive Smartboards

Our Interactive Smart Boards offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.

Sensory Rooms

Sensory rooms are calm and tranquil spaces that support children's sensory stimulation through the resources and experiences provided. Sensory stimulation - touch, taste, smell, sight and sound - is vital for young children's brain development.

Sign Language

For deaf children, sign language lessons helps them to feel included, settled and eases communication with other children and adults. However, the skill of signing from an early age benefits all children as it can ease frustration for children who are not yet talking, support social interaction and communication, as well as develop fine motor skills that support writing later on.

Bi Lingual Staff

We are lucky to have bi-lingual staff who are able to support children in their first language, or in exploring new languages. This not only helps children settle well into nursery, but also provides opportunities to better understand and celebrate children's cultures and heritage.

Physical Development

Our Physical Development Stars programme ensures that our children are moving for a minimum of 3 hours per day and are using and developing all parts of their body. Children will enjoy focused group activities such as yoga, dance and games.

Daily Mile

Daily Mile is physical activity and health and well-being in a social, outdoors context. It is not active play, physical education or outdoor learning, although participating in The Daily Mile can encourage curiosity and interest in outdoor environments in keeping with wider outdoor learning opportunities. The main goal is to increase daily activity.


Every Child's a Talker

Through our Every Child’s A Talker (ECAT) language programme we provide a detailed, age-appropriate language sessions in each of our nursery rooms. Babies and Toddlers have lots of fun at our sing and sign sessions, our Tweenies enjoy Looking and Listening sessions, and our Pre-schoolers begin Letters and Sounds sessions in preparation for school.


BLAST is Boosting Language Auditory Skills and Talking. BLAST works on the underpinning skills for language, communication and literacy – turn taking, discrimination, listening, attention and social communication as well as developing basic language skills both receptively and expressively. The programme is positive and fun and our kids LOVE it!

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.

Click here to visit Thrive Childcare and Education