Top 20 Nurseries in Scotland

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Top 20 Nurseries in Scotland

This month, Oranges and Lemons Nurseries in Dundee have achieved something astonishing. We have been named as some of the best nurseries in Scotland by That’s right, some of the best nurseries across the whole of Scotland! Two of our Oranges and Lemons Nurseries have been ranked in the top 20 nurseries in Scotland. We are over the moon to receive this prestigious recognition., a UK leading nursery review website, has judged nurseries across Scotland based on the reviews and feedback directly from families. Taking into account a range of factors – including the outdoor space, learning opportunities, resources, cleanliness, care from adults, food and nutrition, activities provided for the children and overall management of the nursery – conducted thorough research before announcing the winners. Achieving an ‘excellent’ standard from almost all our reviews, Oranges and Lemons Nurseries have been recognised for our superb provision, holistic care and dedicated staff.

For some of our wonderful nurseries, this is not the first time they have been identified as one of the highest ranking nurseries in Scotland. Oranges and Lemons Belsize House has been in the top twenty for two years in a row and Oranges and Lemons Technology Park has been in the top twenty for an astounding 2 years in 2017 and 2019! To maintain such high standards for so many years is an extra special achievement, but we would expect nothing less from our Oranges and Lemons nurseries.

We have taken some of our favourite reviews, written by our families, which illustrate just how fabulous our Oranges and Lemons in Dundee really are.


Oranges and Lemons Technology Park

I can’t praise the staff at tech park enough. My daughter has been at this nursery since she was a baby and the support and reassurance I had leaving my baby was amazing, meaning I could return to work assured she was in great hands and learning each day. She is now a confident 3-year-old who loves
nursery, her social skills and her learning abilities are growing all the time and this is down to the amazing team at tech park and I can’t thank you enough for helping her on her journey through the nursery. I have always recommended this nursery and will continue to do so. Thank you all!!

Stacy, 30th April 2019


Oranges and Lemons Belsize House

My daughter has made leaps and bounds in her development the staff have made a strong bond with my daughter to the point she shouts their names clear as day and enjoys running up and getting cosy. Her speech has come on amazingly, she has opened up to more activities, loves the horses and her special
diet is catered for exceptionally and the staff are very cheery funny and not afraid to run around after my daughter for a laugh. Everything you want your child to have is all rolled into this nursery.

Jamie, 26th April 2019


A few shout-outs are well deserved, as none of this would be possible without our hard working staff in the nurseries. A big congratulations to Ashley, Demi and all the team at Belsize House; and Nicola, Karen and everyone at Technology Park. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing work you do for our little ones, and are so proud you are being nationally recognised for it!

And of course a very big thank you to our families who take the time to write us such lovely reviews. We love hearing your feedback and knowing how well your child is getting on in our nurseries. It is great to know that our nurseries are loved by children and families alike.

In other good news, our partner nurseries Happitots Nurseries in Glasgow were also ranked in the top twenty nurseries across Scotland. You must be so proud as well! Congratulations Happitots!


Top 20 Nurseries in Scotland

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