Our Nursery

Here at Happitots Baillieston we provide stimulating and inspiring Childcare and Early Education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  In close proximity to the motorway network and public transport services, our nursery is a perfect choice for commuters. Housed in a stunning detached stone villa within spacious grounds with a separate purpose-built baby unit you can find us here.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children a wide range of activities and all of our children have access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Care in Glasgow for over a decade and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. Our spaces can fill very fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.

To get a real feel for our nursery, we would highly recommend coming to visit our nursery and see for yourself! Our Nursery Manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to our staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0141 771 2836 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

Our Nursery Team

Our Nursery Manager, Ms. Wilma McFarlane, has a professional qualification in childcare and over 30 years of experience working with children of all ages. Wilma manages her nursery and staff team to ensure her nursery provides a secure family environment where children are encouraged to learn and grow into confident, creative and happy wee individuals. Our Deputy Manager, Lisa Robinson provides support to our Nursery Manager Wilma and helps to build a supportive home-away-from home environment within the nursery. Our Nursery has a long-standing staff team, committed to creating an atmosphere of care, respect, learning and fun which radiates throughout this happy nursery.

 
 
 

Top 20 Nursery in Scotland for 2020

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Silver Flag Eco School Status, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group 2020, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery 2020  and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.

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