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.

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All Inclusive Childcare

Fees at Holyrood Nurseries are now All Inclusive, meaning that we provide all meals, snacks, nappies, wipes and milk for your convenience. Our meals and snacks are sourced locally and prepared and cooked freshly by our on-site nursery Chef.

Holiday Clubs

We keep busy with lots of games, arts and crafts, exercise and play at our Holiday clubs at Astley, Bury, Haydock and Swinton.

Out of School Care

We provide Before & After School Care care for Primary School aged children in Astley and Swinton.

Nursery Uniforms

Several of our nurseries have an optional nursery uniform, taking the stress out of the morning rush to get little ones dressed!

Settling In Sessions

Our nurseries offer free settling in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.

Flexible Sessions

Many of our nurseries offer flexible sessions to support shift workers and families needing a bit of flexibility in their childcare. Get in touch for more information.
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Employee Discounts

We offer employee discounts for NHS and Emergency Services staff at many of our nurseries. Get in touch for more information.

Sign Language at our Astley Nursery

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 (Urdu, Punjabi, Persian, Farsi, Arabic, Lithuanian, Oromo, Portugese, Pushto, English at Holyrood Nursery Bury) 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. We have additional staff fluent in Urdu/Bengali & Punjabi at Holyrood Nursery Castleton, Spanish at Holyrood Nursery Princes Dock, Bengali/Portuguese at Holyrood Nursery Shaw and French/Arabic/Lebanese at Holyrood Nursery Swinton.

Delivery Acceptance

Just another way we aim to make life run a little smoother for our families – many of our nurseries offer delivery acceptance.

E-learning Journals

E-Learning Journals offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones. Our E-Learning Journals allow parents to see their child’s progress and keep up to date with what they’re up to every day at nursery. We have an online Learning Journals system where our staff upload observations and pictures. All of the observations are linked to what each child has learned from their experiences. E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button.

Monthly Newsletters

In recognition that education begins at home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with monthly newsletters about life at the nursery, education progress and upcoming events.


Parent Evenings and Forums

Our nurseries hold regular group and 1-on-1 sessions with parents to keep up to date with children's progress and collecting feedback on our educational approaches. Honest and open communication is at the core of our nurseries.
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Social Media

Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our social media accounts: Holyrood Nurseries Facebook and Twitter. Holyrood Nursery Swinton and Holyrood Nursery Hope.

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