Belsize House

Welcome to Oranges and Lemons, Belsize House!  We provide Childcare and Early Education for children from birth to 5 years of age.  

Our nursery is located within Belsize House, a beautiful listed building which retains many of its original features.  These unique features contribute towards our homely and welcoming nursery environment.  We have a large car park allowing for easy drop off and collection.  Find Us

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments.  Surrounding our nursery we have an extensive outdoor area and access to a variety of green spaces and parks, with Dawson Park being only a short walk away.  We make the most of our fantastic surroundings and are regularly seen out and about in the local community.   

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

We would highly recommend that to get a real feel for our Nursery, you would be best to come and see for yourself!  Our Nursery Manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have.  If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 01382 737 935 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

Play Rooms & Outdoor Play

Our Nursery Playrooms cater for children from 3 months - 5 years of age. Our Baby Room (3 months-2 years), Toddler Room (2-3 years) and Pre School Room (3-5 years).   

We offer FREE Settling in Sessions and will discuss any room transitions with you in advance.  We understand every child is unique and we will ensure they progress through our playrooms at a time that is right for them. 

Our Staff:Child Ratio; 0-2'S (1:3), 2-3's (1:5), 3-5's (1:8).  *Minimum number in accordance with current Care Inspectorate regulations. Where possible these will be lower.

To come and see our playrooms for yourself please get in touch or book your viewing online today.


Outdoor Play

We love to get outside here at Belsize House where we are very fortunate to have an extensive outdoor area comprising of four large gardens and a unique secluded woodland area allowing for outdoor play in a natural environment.  Our children have opportunities to participate in outdoor play experiences when they wish with our gardens easily accessible to all age groups. 

Weather does not limit our opportunities for outdoor learning so we ask parents to provide appropriate clothing so our children are always ready to explore all elements of nature.

Activities & Extras

We offer a range of unique activities to enrich every child's experience at nursery.  Currently we offer; Therapony Visits, Sports Classes, Summer Trips and for our parents 24 hour E-Learning Journals so you can see exactly what your little one has been up to at nursery.   

 

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