Parent Reviews


We are very proud of the wonderful reviews parents have submitted about our nurseries! 

My son has attended this nursery for the past 2 years and has loved every minute of it. I cannot fault this nursery as they have given great care and support to my son. They have met the needs of my child and have contributed to the lovely young boy that he is. He is now more than ready to start school after the holidays. The staff are all easy to approach and are very friendly. They have done everything they can to make my son enjoy his time at nursery and have made him confident and gain great social skills. Thank you again.

Although we have not used the nursery long, we have been extremely happy with the service they provide for our daughter. They been very accommodating of our wishes (we use cloth nappies) and our daughter's dietary requirements due to allergies. After being given a copy of the menu, I discussed with the manager, highlighting options that could be made safe with alternatives and this was put in place for our daughter's start date. Staff are friendly and caring; our daughter clearly has a good relationship with them as she is all smiles going into the Tweenies room. We are happy that our little one is being given lots of opportunities to explore and play and learn about the world around her. As well as having a big safe garden, the children are often out and about on excursions to the beach, the shops and the library. The nursery itself is much bigger and brighter than we expected it to be, being converted from an older house, it has a lovely homey feel.

Both my girls have attended this nursery and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a placement for their own child. The nursery always has a fun and friendly atmosphere, the way my girls have always reacted to and spoken about all the staff tells me how well they are looked after, even if they don't want to go some mornings, they are always happy when you go in to pick them up. The staff always provide a huge range of activities for the kids on a range of subjects, and the outside areas although not huge, are packed full of lovely things that the children have helped with. The online communication has really improved recently, and we have really enjoyed the regular updates of what the children are doing. The staff also did everything to ensure the children all had easy transitions within the nursery, and onwards to school. They have all been hugely positive influences on our girls early education.

I have two children that have attended this nursery. Both of my children have loved being there. The staff there are a pleasure to be around and have the utmost professionalism. I would highly recommend anyone that is looking to go to this nursery!!

My daughter has been at Belsize House since she was 7 months old and has gone through each stage of the nursery. The facilities are great, with large rooms for different types of play, separate sleeping areas and plenty of outside space. The staff are absolutely wonderful, friendly and caring and really help the kids with all aspects of learning, social play and their transitions through the nursery. The food offered is excellent and there are online updates and pictures so you can see what the kids have been up to.

My son has attended this nursery for many years. He has exceeded in many areas of development. I feel the staff are extremely supportive and caring in every aspect of care being provided! There is no fault at all with this nursery and I highly recommend this nursery to anyone considering it. You will not receive any better care and support in any other nursery. Thank you for all you have done!!”

The girls are all great with the kids, friendly and kind and always take the time to chat at the end and let us know how the day went. If there is ever any time that my child has needed some extra attention they have always been happy to do so.

My daughter has been attending Oranges and Lemons from she was 10 months old - she will be 4 in July. The staff have build up a fantastic relationship with my daughter and she looks forward to going every day. I would highly recommend Belsize House to any parent looking for childcare.

Both my children have attended Oranges and Lemons Clement Park - dating back to 2005. It is lovely to see familiar faces still working at the nursery all this time. All the staff are friendly and full of knowledge of all the kids. Both my children loved their time at O&L and yes I would highly recommend it to others.

My son has been at this nursery for nearly 3 years, and he loves going to nursery which is what you want. Peace of mind. The staff are lovely. I enjoy hearing about his day from them when I pick him up.

Fantastic nursery and staff. My son has been loving it for 2 years now, nothing but praise.

My son has been in this nursery since he was 6 months old. He finally finishes up this year as he starts school after the holidays. Through the years my son has grown into the smart, outgoing and well-mannered boy he is today, and I believe that the staff and structure the nursery provides is a key element. The staff love him and he feels the same, so much he didn't want to start school. I would say that anyone thinking of bringing their child into this nursery, is going to be so happy with their child and results, come the end of their time too.

This is one of the best places for children. The staff are lovely and we feel like one big family. They encourage children to play and develop very well. The hygiene is kept at the highest standard. Management are very helpful and lovely. The nursery manager is a lovely person who sorts out everything and nothing is impossible for her.

My daughter absolutely loved the nursery and the staff. Every time we are passing it she is waving and calling the names of the childminders :) she's going back in September. Can’t wait to see her smiley and excited little pretty face when she will find out!

Such a lovely nursery with amazing staff who go out of their way to make every day for every child an exciting experience. My daughter loves the different areas to play both inside and outside. Members of staff are very friendly and helpful and I know my daughter is in safe hands while I am away at work. I can’t wait to see what fun activity they will do next and hear all about it from my little girl.

The only nursery I can ever imagine sending my daughter and any future children. The staff treat the children like one of their own and are so caring towards them. The manager is the best nursery manager I have ever encountered and would go to the ends of the earth for each and every child in her care. The kids get so many different activities and learning opportunities. My daughter has progressed so well here and is clearly streets ahead of other children thanks to the dedication of the staff.

My 2 daughters have attended Oranges and Lemons since November 2015 and we wish we had enquired about place earlier. We are overjoyed at how welcome our girls are made to feel every day by each and every one of the nursery staff. The girls in 2-3yrs room are very kind and caring towards my youngest and the girls in the 3-5yrs room make sure my eldest is settled quickly as she only attends pm session. The management team have helped me with enquiries I’ve had about helping my girls sleep all night, special medication etc. A wonderful nursery setting.

My son has been a part of the nursery since he was 8 months old and has been a part of every room in the setting, he is now about to set off for school, with O&L going above and beyond to ease his transition from nursery to school. My son is excited to go every day, he is given lots of opportunities to learn and have fun at the same time, the setting is brilliant, catering for all ages and learning needs. Cannot fault O&L in anyway, they have been a big part of our little boy’s life and we are sad that his journey there is coming to an end. The manager and staff are brilliant and have kids as there first priority. Highly recommend!

My son is 16 months old and has been at this nursery since he was 7 months old. Can't fault anything about the nursery. The staff are brilliant and talk you through everything about your child's day from what they have done to what they have eaten and what times their nappy has been changed! My son is really settled and I feel he's more advanced from being at this nursery. Also, the food variety for the children is really good. :-)

Both our sons have been at Oranges and Lemons from an early age and we could not imagine a better nursery education for them. The staff are caring, nurturing and good educators. The building is well set up with fantastic outdoor space which our boys can't get enough of. Their access to learning resources, including technology, is evident even in the nursery's use of an online learning portal. Our eldest attends school in August and we feel the nursery has been there every step of the way in support of him growing into a confident, independent little boy set to take on his next adventure it’s easy to recommend this nursery, it has the perfect balance of activity, challenge and experiences to match the needs of every child. All this is brought together with a fantastic management team, who ensure the staff are best placed to deliver a great education and take the time to know and care for every child and parent.

We have had our 3 girls at the nursery for many years (2 are at school now) and they have all loved it there. Plenty of space, friendly staff. They are always doing fun activities. The outside space is fantastic, and they have a great time playing in the woods "mud patch" in the summer. We've been recommending the nursery to friends for years and several are there now and very happy with it.

Both of my girls go to this nursery since they were several months old. And they are now 4 and 2 years. They both receive great care at the nursery. There's always plenty of variety of activities on going for the kids. They've learnt a lot from the nursery. More importantly, they have fun. They love to go to the nursery. My 4 years-old even wants to go on the weekend!! As a family far away from our original country and with not much support from our bigger family, we always received help and support from the staffs at the nursery. They really are like family to us. I would highly recommend this nursery to everyone.

By far the most outstanding nursery in Dundee. My son attended Tech Park for 4 years and I could not praise the staff enough. They gave me peace of mind leaving my young baby in their care. Taking him throughout many stages of his young life. He loved the nursery food and as a fussy eater at home this was great, in fact he still says the nursery food is better than school dinners. The outdoor area was fantastic he had so many fun days outdoors in the mud patch. He learnt so much and had so many amazing experiences in his time there and after a year away still meets with nursery friends and talks of the staff. They gave him an excellent start to his education helping me grow him into a lovely young boy and for that I cannot thank them enough. Baby no2 will be joining nursery at the end of the year and I can't wait for her to start her nursery journey too!

Top class nursery. My daughter has been attending this nursery since June 2016. It's really a home from home for her and it has brought her development on leaps and bounds. The staff are excellent and the manager is an asset, always available and offering any assistance required. All staff are very professional yet extremely friendly and I feel very confident leaving my daughter in their hands. The food the children are given is of a high standard and is all home cooked on the premises. The outside facilities are also excellent and the staff are keen to utilise this at every opportunity. All in all a fab place.

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