Our Nursery

Here at Happitots Bishopbriggs we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age.  We also offer Out of School Care for children from 5 to 12 years of age.  Our Nursery is a large detached house located in a quiet cul-de-sac within a residential area of Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. Our convenient location has quick links to the motorway and is 10 minutes walking distance from Bishopbriggs Train Station, making us ideal for commuters. Find Us. 

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. Each playroom has access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year’s Care in Bishopbriggs for over a decade and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.  We have won local and national awards in recognition of our exceptional quality standards.  To have a read of our parent reviews on Day Nurseries click here

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 0141 772 4708 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing. 

Our Nursery Team

My name is Joanne Middleton I have 30 years’ experience within childcare, 15 years within management. I have developed skills and experience over my career within childcare. I qualified in 1992 as an NNEB at the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. In 2013 I gained my SVQ level 4, I achieved this through Experiential Play expanding my personal development. I gained my PDA level 9 in Childhood Practice in June 2019 at Langside College. I have a consistent track record of successfully implementing best childcare practices, that improves effective delivery of childcare experiences whilst motivating and supporting staff teams. My aim is to empower the childcare team in meeting their personal development ambitions, encouraging, and supporting them to provide the best for every child


"The Manager and her team are excellent. Our son, who is our third child to attend Happitots, has made great progress. We are pleased with the service and our son is happy and clearly achieving great things here. Thank you!" - Parent, SS - Day Nurseries Review

"The staff are fantastic and we couldn’t be happier with them.  There’s lots of opportunities for the children to take part in extra activities too- like drama and football. The staff are very accommodating and go out of their way to help whenever you need it. I highly recommend Happitots!!"Jacqueline, Parent - Google Review

"I can not thank the staff enough for all there hard work and care they provide for all the children , always such a happy and loving place." - Lyndsey, Parent - Google Review 

Top 20 Nursery in Scotland for 2020

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Silver Status Eco School, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group in the UK 2020, Childsmile Dental Scheme 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